Knoxville area patients who are considering anti-aging solutions are often worried about looking completely different in just one day. The signs of aging did not develop on your face overnight, so why should you turn back the hands of time all at once? Patients who want to improve the way they look gradually and address fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face may want to speak with Dr. Matthew Doppelt about Sculptra.
Sculptra is an injectable that is used for gradual anti-aging benefits. It is FDA approved to stimulate the natural production of collagen, thus adding volume and youthfulness to the skin over the course of time. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra does not provide immediate results. Instead, this treatment works by adding volume slowly with several injections spaced approximately three weeks apart, allowing a gradual transformation. Many patients love the ability to slowly improve their appearance and leave others wondering why they look so youthful and refreshed! An additional benefit of Sculptra injections is the ability to maintain the results for several years. Patients can also have injections done over time to keep their youthful appearance longer, slowing the natural signs of aging.
Sculptra is a completely safe and easy treatment. Patients can consult with their dermatologist to find out if they are of proper health and wellness to undergo these treatments and to determine if other injectables may be better suited for their specific needs. However, patients with moderate to severe folds around the nose and mouth may greatly benefit from Sculptra injections. Sculptra can also be used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane to achieve a “liquid face lift” in the dermatologist’s office.
If you live in or around the Knoxville community and are interested in finding out how Sculptra can help enhance your appearance, contact Dr. Matthew Doppelt today. At Southeastern Dermatology, we welcome patients to our state-of-the-art facility for medical and cosmetic skin and body solutions.
How is Sculptra different from other dermal fillers?
Patients who want to replace a loss of volume in the face may consider dermal fillers. Knoxville dermatologist Dr. Doppelt, of Southeastern Dermatology, offers a wide variety of dermal fillers for his patients. All injectables are completed by him, a board certified dermatologist, and not a trained injector. This means that you are getting both experience and extraordinary care by a professional dermatologist that believes in hands-on service and personal attention.
Sculptra was first FDA approved for HIV patients who were suffering from facial atrophy, which causes the cheeks to sink inward. These individuals were looking for a stronger type of dermal filler that would give volume to the cheeks. Sculptra fits the bill, and continues to be used for facial atrophy. However, it has also moved into the cosmetic dermatology field, and now anyone who is concerned about the volume of their cheeks and face can use Sculptra injections.
Sculptra is made from lactic acid; other dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. While both are naturally produced by the body, lactic acid helps boost collagen production, which makes it last longer and be more effective at boosting volume over time. Additionally, Sculptra is injected deeper into the lower layers of the skin, much deeper than typical dermal injectables. Results can improve over time as collagen builds up and continues to add volume. In fact, the results of Sculptra can last up to two years, while other dermal fillers need to be redone in four to six months.
Maintaining the look requires that patients come in for regular reinjections. Depending on the way the body and skin react to Sculptra, most patients can come in for injections every 18 months, or as necessary. Your dermatologist can discuss when to come in for appointments to assist you in keeping your new, more youthful appearance. Patients can also schedule consultation appointments when they feel that the treatment is no longer maintaining the appearance it once held.
Dr. Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology is committed to providing his patients the best in dermatological care, and knows that Sculptra can help many patients who are dealing with lost volume in their face. Thanks to Sculptra, relieving patients of this concern is easy. Call our office today and learn more about Sculptra and other dermal fillers that can help you turn back the hands of time!