SCULPTRA SERVICES AT image Dermatology ® P.C. IN MONTCLAIR, NJ
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler which stimulates the body to produce natural collagen. Dr. Downie traveled to Europe to try it after it became available there in 1999 under the name of “Neu Fill.” Sculptra is a volumizer as well, but since its primary benefit is boosting collagen, the amazing results are gradual and subtle – not instant. If you want friends and family to wonder how you stay so young looking, if you don’t want them to ask what you’ve just had done, Sculptra could be ideal for you.
THE SCULPTRA PROCEDURE
This product can be injected in the temples, cheekbones, under the eyes, jaw line, ears, the area between the nose and mouth, and the chin to replace lost volume and restore a more youthful appearance. It can even be used on the back of the hands to give them a younger look. Sculptra starts to restore the natural fullness you enjoyed several years ago by correcting shallow wrinkles and deep facial and nose folds. Simply put, Sculptra delivers the “three Rs” – it replaces, restores, and refines.
There’s essentially no downtime following treatment. You may return to normal activities right away and wear make-up within a few hours. Some aftercare, though, will help you get gorgeous results. Use cool compresses the first 24 hours after treatment if you have swelling. Remember the 5/5/5 rule – massage the treated area for five minutes, five times a day, for five days to distribute the product evenly. Avoid UV exposure, including tanning beds. As usual, Dr. Downie recommends part of your post-care include using sunblock with an SPF 30 daily.
In order to see the full results of Sculptra, Dr. Downie may recommend monthly treatment sessions for four to six months. The amazing results, however, last approximately two years or longer. Other volumizers such as Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane and Voluma do not last as long. This is one of the best products Dr. Downie uses for a face that is aging significantly with deeper lines.
Actual Patient Results
A FEW THINGS YOU KNOW
Sculptra is formulated of a poly-L-lactic acid, a byproduct that occurs naturally in your body. After you exercise, lactic acid builds up in your muscles. Therefore, an allergic reaction is highly unlikely, and it is extremely safe. However, Dr. Downie will not recommend Sculptra if you have inflammation or infection in the treatment area. Sculptra is not appropriate for the pigmented part of the lip. Some patients experience redness, bruising, itching, or swelling at injection sites, although these side effects are minor and temporary. Pinpoint lumps very rarely have been reported under the skin and can be treated.
WHAT PATIENTS OFTEN ASK
Usually six or more, spaced over several months.
It depends on the amount of correction desired and the areas to be treated. Dr. Downie customizes each rejuvenation plan to the patient’s individual needs. One to three vials can be used per treatment session, this depends on the individual patient’s needs.
Any type of injection can pinch, but Dr. Downie is quite skilled at this application, and every precaution is taken to ensure that patients have comfortable Sculptra experiences. We numb patients topically for an hour prior to beginning injections.
All you need to know about Sculptra at Image Dermatology ® P.C. - Jeanine B. Downie, M.D.
What is Sculptra? It is a bio stimulatory agent that stimulates the synthesis of collagen and builds collagen. So, Sculptra is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid facial injection.
What are the areas Sculptra is used and its benefits?
Sculptra is great for people who have a facial loss, volume loss from aging or sleep deprivation, and facial fat pad aging caused by different viruses.
Sculptra builds collagen, and my patients love it. I rely heavily on Sculptra in my practice for people that want a more gradual change.
Sculptra is used to lift the corners of the face, to fill out the cheeks, the temple, and along the jawline.
It is not used in the lips, the eyes, or the forehead as those areas are too risky for Sculptra. A more dilute Sculptra is used under the arm for that jiggling that we can get under our arm.
Sculptra is used on buttocks and in the lower part of the thigh, where it connects to the knee. Sculptra has a wide variety of uses.
After we do Sculptra once a month for six to eight months, it usually lasts for a minimum of 18 months, if not two years.
Of all the services she offers, dermal fillers are Dr. Downie’s favorite procedure because the results are so gratifying. She defines her work as image Dermatology ® P.C. – reshaping, revolumizing, resculpting, redefining, and restoring.
Dr. Downie’s patients include many men and women in the public eye. These politicians, television personalities, and business powerhouses want a subtle change to turn back the hands of time. So do many everyday people you know. Sculptra is a great solution.
Contact Dr. Downie in her Montclair, New Jersey office at (973) 509-6900 to schedule an appointment.