what is Sculptra?
The loss of volume occurs naturally throughout the aging process. This is especially noticeable in the mid-face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. To address this commonplace issue faced by many, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that creates longer-lasting and more dramatic volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the appearance of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, including the nasolabial folds (also known as laugh or smile lines) that run from the outside of the nose to the corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra encourages the natural production of collagen. This means that even after you stop treatments, your skin will still be healthier compared to its condition before you began to receive Sculptra injections. Schedule a consultation at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA to learn more about the advantages of this nonsurgical injectable solution.
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"I’ve been getting Dysport on and off for over 10 years. Dr. Tamburrino had been doing my injectables consistently for 5 years. He treats my wrinkles and neckbands with Dysport. He has kept me youthful and very natural looking by replacing lost volume (fat loss from aging) with filler in my face. It took a lot of trust in my doctor for me to get filler in my face. I am so thankful for his knowledge and skills. I would only go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like him for my filler and Dysport! He takes his time to explain everything in detail which makes you feel comfortable and ready for treatment. I recommend JoeTMD to all my family and friends. Everyone is extremely happy with their results! I also see Susan for my skin care. Susan is the best Medical Aesthetician! I’ve been seeing her for almost 2 years. She has changed my skin for the best! With her advanced treatments like Dermaplanes, laser hair removal, Hydrafacial, Vi-Peels, and great medical grade skin care products that work, my skin feels 10 years younger. Overall with injectables and skincare Tamburrino Plastic Surgery and Med Spa can be your one stop shop for youthful skin!"- A.M. / Google / Nov 30, 2022
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"Highly recommend Dr. Tamburrino and Susan. I have received dysport and laser hair removal with incredible results. I couldn’t be more happy with either of these treatments! And to top it all off, they have the best office staff compared to any physician’s office I have ever been to. They are all real, genuine people who care about you. They treat you like family and you know you are in the very best of hands. Thank you to Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Susan, and the entire front desk staff for everything! You guys are the best!"- H.S. / Google / Nov 19, 2022
What are the Benefits of Sculptra?
Over-the-counter products provide temporary results, but Sculptra Aesthetic offers longer-lasting outcomes that look and feel great. When injected into the mid-face area, Sculptra stimulates natural collagen production and provides much-needed volume. Your facial features will be more contoured and balanced for an overall younger-looking appearance. Treatment is safe, minimally-invasive, and effective for patients of all skin types. With regular touch-ups, you can maintain your new look and enjoy the benefits of smoother wrinkles and fuller cheeks.
who can get sculptra?
Sculptra is great for anyone who wants to add contour in their cheeks without the need for implants and invasive surgery. Some candidates for this treatment could have naturally flat cheeks while others have experienced facial deflation with age. Sculptra may also help to treat shallow to deep facial wrinkles and lines, like chin wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra works to increase the body's natural production of collagen, many women and men who receive these injections will see an improvement in not only their appearance but the overall health of their complexion as well.
how does sculptra work?
Following your one-on-one consultation to develop your personalized treatment plan, you may have your Sculptra injections performed in our private procedure room. The injector may use a local anesthetic or numbing cream before cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, the filler will be administered in the deeper layers of the skin at the selected sites. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Tamburrino performs a series of four injections with each session performed at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa about three weeks apart.
What to Expect
After your appointment, you may experience mild to moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection areas that should subside on its own in a few days. To encourage healing, you can apply a cold compress to the injection sites. You should avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your appointment and always use sun protection. Many patients will see clear improvements right after their Sculptra treatment with final results developing after a few months. It will take several weeks for the increase of your natural collagen production to strengthen the skin. If Sculptra is performed as a series of injections over the course of 3 – 4 months, results may last for up to two years.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Sculptra is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been used around the world safely since 1999. Side effects are usually mild and temporary, but some patients experience slight pain, bruising, redness, and swelling. In some cases, a bump may develop when too much pressure is put on the injection site. Please get in touch with us if you experience any abnormal or lasting side effects.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
A dermal filler like Sculptra can be a good choice if you want to reduce the visibility of wrinkles. It is often used to fill wrinkles on the chin, fine lines surrounding the lips, and the deeper lines between the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds). On average, patients start to get Sculptra injections around their late 30s to early 50s; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do results last?
To make the results last longer, you might want to schedule several Sculptra injections. Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last up to two years. Since collagen production continues to increase after Sculptra injections, results may take time to appear.
ACHIEVE A MORE Youthful Face
Utilizing advanced injectables, such as dermal fillers, patients are now able to improve the volume and smoothness of their complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra Aesthetic treatments at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino will help you determine if Sculptra is right for your concerns and needs. During your consultation, he will learn all about your goals to develop the appropriate treatment plan for your needs. Contact our Doylestown, PA office to schedule your appointment for Sculptra injections or to learn more about our other nonsurgical services.