While wrinkles are considered the stereotypical sign of aging, volume loss is also a major, if more subtle, culprit. Modern injectables can effectively address signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, but some are not meant for volume loss or may produce an unnatural, overdone look. With Sculptra Tampa patients experience stimulation of the skin's inherent restorative process, generating collagen and yielding a natural-looking youthfulness.
At Landon Plastic Surgery in Tampa Sculptra experts on our team strive for top-quality results and patient care, whether conducting complex reconstructive surgeries or non-invasive medspa treatments. We combine artistry and technical skill when performing our Sculptra treatments for outstanding cosmetic results, safety, and effectiveness.
Unlike most other injectable dermal fillers, Sculptra uses a unique approach.
Made with poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra belongs to the category of biostimulatory fillers. This compound closely mirrors the body's natural lactic acid, offering a safe and compatible solution with a low risk of allergic reaction or other serious complications. Rather than simply "filling" areas that are showing loss of volume or wrinkles and creases, the treatment works as a biostimulator and encourages collagen production within the treated region. This distinctive process provides initially gradual but ultimately lasting outcomes due to ongoing collagen enhancement.
The versatility of this treatment extends beyond addressing signs of aging, such as wrinkle smoothing and volume augmentation. It can also be used for the Sculptra BBL, providing a compelling alternative to the Brazilian butt lift procedure or other more risky forms of butt augmentation. Sculptra has been approved by the FDA and contains zero human or animal by-products.
This treatment offers extremely natural-looking results due to its stimulation of your skin's natural repair process. You won't see "frozen" or overfilled results with Sculptra, as can be the case with some other injectables. Patients can also skip the risky BBL in favor of a Sculptra butt for natural-looking and safe results. Our Tampa Sculptra patients enjoy many benefits throughout the body.
Because poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible substance, there is very low risk of any allergic reaction or other problems with this treatment. This means nearly anyone looking to address aging or restore volume is a good candidate for Sculptra. Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have certain autoimmune diseases will want to avoid this treatment.
Customization is key for each procedure and treatment that we perform, and that begins at a comprehensive consultation. We will determine if this is the right treatment for you, create a treatment plan, and provide preparation instructions.
First, the skin will be prepared, and a topical numbing agent will be applied if preferred. Then, the serum, which also includes lidocaine, will be precisely injected into the treatment area using fine-grade medical needles. Typically, the process only takes about 30 minutes to one hour.
No downtime is required after the treatment, although you may experience some tenderness at the injection sites. Since Sculptra works over time as collagen and elastin are built, results will appear gradually over a few months.
The highly experienced and extensively educated aesthetic and medical staff at Landon Plastic Surgery, including our Sculptra specialists, are led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Landon and share a passion for excellence in cosmetic results and patient care. Our accredited and well-appointed facility offers a safe and comfortable environment for every surgical and non-surgical procedure that we perform.
For more information on everything Sculptra can do for you, call us today at (813) 404-3380 or message us online now.
Most patients are able to tolerate the injections very well, but topical cream may be applied if needed, and a small amount of lidocaine is in the serum for maximum comfort.
This is considered a very safe injectable treatment. Possible minor side effects could include mild redness, swelling, or bruising in the treatment area that resolves quickly.
Results can last up to two years with Sculptra, but it is not a permanent treatment.
Absolutely! We often combine Sculptra with other injectables, laser, or skin resurfacing treatments for a comprehensive and vibrant result.
The cost of Sculptra depends on where it is being used, the extent of treatment, and each patient's particular needs. Ask about our specials and events!