We all have those days where we look in the mirror and realize that there are things about our appearance that we would like to change. Sometimes it seems that lines around your mouth and nose or even sunken areas around your eyes have turned up overnight.
If you’ve found yourself wondering if there is a way to return your face to its natural and healthy appearance, our experienced New York dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz, can help. Dr. Katz is completely experienced with Sculptra® Aesthetic and can use this to help your face naturally restore its radiant look. If you’re interested in hearing more about this product and getting a consultation with our Manhattan dermatologist, please contact the JUVA Skin & Laser Center by calling (212) 688-5882.
What Is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to naturally add volume to deep wrinkles or sunken areas on the face. Sculptra® is made of a purified natural compound known as poly-L-lactic acid which has been used in treating patients for 15 years.
Sculptra® is different than other injectable fillers because it is not actually a filler. Sculptra® gets injected into your sunken areas or deep wrinkles and causes your body to create its own filler. The poly-L-lactic acid functions just as the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles after a hard workout. When your facial tissue is exposed to this, its reaction is to create its own collagen which is what naturally gives your face a youthful, full appearance.
How Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Work?
Our experienced Manhattan dermatologist will first determine that Sculptra® might work for you as an alternative to other injectable treatments. Sculptra is different from other injectables because of the following:
- Sculptra® causes your body to create its own collagen which serves as the filler; it is not a filler itself. Results from Sculptra® treatments are long-lasting, usually for up to 2 years
- Sculptra® is not used for lip augmentation
While Sculptra® is not intended to plump your lips, it can be used to add a youthful, radiant look to areas under your eyes that appear sunken from weight loss, age, or even illness. It can also be used in the lines that go between the bottom of your nose and the edges of your mouth (nasolabial folds), in chin wrinkles, or smile lines.
New York Dermatologist You Can Trust
Because of the time it takes for Sculptra® to effectively fill in facial lines and wrinkles, it requires a dermatologist with the skill and experience like our Manhattan dermatologist to deliver the right amount of treatments. Dr. Katz can expertly determine if Sculptra® is an effective option for your skin. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center online or call (212) 688-5882.