What to expect with the Sculptra procedure in our Jupiter dermatology center
Today, men and women have so many choices for improving the look of their skin that choosing the right solution to aging can be confusing. At A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Jupiter, Florida, Dr. Vitulli carefully evaluates the needs and characteristics of each patient’s skin. In this way, he is able to make personalized recommendations for skin care, designed to produce the most natural, lasting results.
Sculptra is a facial injectable designed to work naturally beneath the skin to encourage the growth of collagen. The benefit to this approach is the gradual, lasting improvement of skin in a way that looks completely natural. Due to the nature of this cosmetic solution, the entire Sculptra procedure
may include several treatment sessions in our Jupiter
dermatology center over the course of a few months. Designed with specific intent, the timing of sessions is crucial to achieving optimal results.
The treatment session
Like dermal fillers and Botox, Sculptra is injected into the skin. This solution is commonly applied to areas around the mouth, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines on the chin. During the consultation, Dr. Vitulli will estimate how many injections will be suitable for the best results, based on the degree of improvement sought. Before administering Sculptra, a topical anesthetic may be applied to improve comfort. This step may be dependent on the patient, as well as the treatment area. The skin will also be examined for inflammation in the area of the lines to be treated to ensure that no further irritation occurs.
Patients are able to see, to a small degree, the results they may receive after their Sculptra treatment plan following their first session because slight swelling may occur in the lines treated, smoothing the skin. Within a few days, this swelling will subside, and treated lines will become more pronounced. This does not mean that treatment was unsuccessful. Sculptra is at work beneath the skin, promoting the collagen production that will progressively improve the look of lines with every passing week. With each successive treatment, results will continue to improve. The smooth skin that is achieved with Sculptra treatment may take a few months to appear fully, but they can last two years or more.
Dr. Vitulli has assembled the treatments and procedures proven to produce excellent results. Contact our dermatology practice in Jupiter for your consultation.
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