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Sculptra® Aesthetic–Subtly Restores Your Facial Foundation

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Starting in our 20's we start losing fat and eventually bone from certain areas of the face at different rates, leading to jowling, sagging, deepening lines, thinning of the lips, downward displacement of the nose, lengthening of the distance between the nose and the upper lip and less forward projection of the chin and cheeks.

Could it be any more depressing? Why, yes--because our skin becomes thinner and less elastic with age as well. 

Sculptra® Aesthetic works with your body to restore your skin's thickness and volume by stimulating the production of collagen. It's the perfect choice for anyone with thin, crinkly skin who needs a little overall volumizing.

It can restore the frame of the face much like putting in the foundation upon which the rest of the house is built.

Sculptra® can mimic the appearance of bone as well as fat, and it builds up slowly over several treatments done at least a month apart. The results essentially replace the foundation of the face, and once the frame is achieved, much like the foundation of a house, you can fill any remaining surface wrinkles or depressions with dermal fillers.

Sculptra is most often used to provide facial volume but we also find it effective for improving decolletage lines, knee wrinkles (kninkles), and can firm up crepey skin anywhere. 
 

How does Sculptra® work?

Sculptra® consists of poly-L-lactic acid particles, derived from fruit acids, and it has safely been used in surgery for more than 25 years. Unlike injectable fillers that produce an immediate result when injected, Sculptra's biodegradeable, biocompatible particles stimulate the body's production of collagen to thicken the skin.  

Diagram illustrating effects of Sculptra

Collagen is the substance in the deep layers of the skin that provides structure and it's production slows with aging. Most people have already lost 20% of their collagen by the age of 40, and its loss accelerates with age.

The improvement from Sculptra® treatments is gradual, so others won’t notice a sudden difference, and the results can last two to three years. Sculptra treatments are usually done in a series to reach desired results, with amounts needed varying widely, depending on the treatment area size and the degree of improvement desired.

For people with moderate facial volume loss, an average of two to four treatment sessions, using two vials of Sculptra per session, are needed to get significant improvement. For Sculptra treatments to the body, the average amount ranges from one to three sessions for the decolletage and knees, to three to infinity sessions for buttock augmentation.  

The area treated usually starts to begin filling out about four to six weeks after the first session and the results continue to improve over the following months. Usually one to two treatments done each year will maintain the improvement seen with Sculptra®.

What does Sculptra cost?

The price of any cosmetic medical treatment reflects not only the cost of the product but also the skill and experience of the provider, and the time required for the treatment. Dr. Elliott and the other practitioners at Skinspirations are some of the most experienced aesthetic injectors in Tampa Bay and in fact have trained many of the others.

The fee for a treatment with 2 vials of Sculptra is $1,445, and $850 for one vial. Sculptra needs to be prepared 2 days before a treatment, so it usually isn't possible to do the treatment on the same day as a consultation. 
 

Call 727-571-1923 now for a complimentary consultation to learn more about the best treatment options for your appearance goals. 

Before & After

  • before and after photos of a combination of Sculptra, dermal filler & Profractional laser treatments

  • jawline lifting with Sculptra before and after photos

  • Before and after dermal fillers to tighten neck

  • Sculptra fills gaunt cheeks