Lost volume occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the middle of the face as the cheeks become flat and hollow. Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume replacement in the cheeks. In addition to improving the fullness of the cheeks, Sculptra can reduce the appearance of shallow to deep wrinkles and lines, including the nasolabial folds (also called smile or laugh lines) that run from the edges of the nose to the corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra encourages the natural collagen production in your body so even after you stop getting treatments, your skin will still look healthier and stronger compared to before Sculptra treatments. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Houston Premier Dermatology in Houston, TX to discover the benefits of this injectable treatment.
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Is Sculptra Right for YOu?
Sculptra is great for patients who want to boost volume in their mid-face without surgery. Candidates may have naturally thin cheeks while other patients experience full cheeks that deflated with age. Sculptra may also help to treat fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra works to increase the body's natural production of collagen in the skin, most patients will have visible improvement in the appearance and overall health of their complexion.
Following your consultation to create your plan for treatment, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our private procedure rooms. Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou can apply a local anesthetic or numbing cream before sterilizing and marking the injection sites. After prepping your skin, the filler is injected into the deeper skin layers at the chosen sites. For best results, Dr. Papasakelariou recommends a series of four Sculptra injections, each completed at Houston Premier Dermatology around three weeks apart.
What to Expect
After your appointment, you may have mild to moderate redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness near the injection areas that should subside in 3 – 5 days. For faster healing, you may apply a cold compress to the treated areas. You should avoid UV exposure after your appointment and always use sunscreen. Most patients will see clear improvements immediately following their Sculptra injections with full results appearing after 3 – 5 months. This happens because of the increased production of collagen, which helps strengthen your skin. If Sculptra is performed in a series of injections over 3 – 4 months, results can last up to two years.
Plan Your Procedure
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Boost the smoothness and volume of your face with nonsurgical Sculptra Aesthetic treatments at Houston Premier Dermatology in Houston, TX. Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou will determine if Sculptra is appropriate for your cosmetic concerns and needs at your initial consultation before developing your custom plan for treatment. Contact our office to set up your consultation for Sculptra Aesthetic or other services.