Changing Volume Loss With SCULPTRA®
Ever thought about having a facelift, but didn’t want the recovery, downtime or costs associated with it? Changes Plastic Surgery and Liquid Face Lift Association expert Dr. Lee and his staff of nurse injectors offer a new type of procedure with very little downtime called the “Liquid Facelift”.
Approved by the F.D.A. in August 2004 for lipo-atrophy in HIV patients, SCULPTRA® produces visible improvement in volume loss and resulting skin sagging in just a matter of weeks with about 3-6 simple treatment sessions. These injections are administered on an outpatient basis. The sessions generally take about an hour and are virtually painless. Patients treated can resume normal activities following the injections.
SCULPTRA® has been clinically proven to be an effective, well-tolerated, and long-lasting treatment for the signs of facial volume loss. Treatment results may vary, but lasting effects are seen for two to five years. Touch up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Dr. Lee is recognized by the Liquid Face Lift Association for his expertise in providing The Liquid Face Lift. SCULPTRA® injections are used predominantly in the Liquid Face Lift to restore volume and improve sagging contours. Radiesse and Bellafill are also used to provide wrinkle correction.
What is SCULPTRA and How Does it Work?
SCULPTRA is made from an injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid—the same safe substance that dissolving sutures are made of. The SCULPTRA powder is mixed with water and it is this liquid that is injected in the a Liquid Facelift and related procedures. It is completely safe.
SCULPTRA works by stimulating your body to create more of the natural products that make skin look more youthful and beautiful. Underneath the skin, SCULPTRA is injected, stimulating gradual collagen production over the next few months. Unlike other injectables, the “filler” that’s giving you more volume ends up being your own collagen.
That’s why SCULPTRA doesn’t work instantly. It takes about two months for your body to react. After that first interval, you are ready for your next treatment, so the overall effect is very gradual—yet still noticeable. It’s the kind of change you can expect to receive general compliments over, but nothing too specific, because it will be difficult or impossible for anyone to pinpoint what’s changed about your appearance. The real difference is the restoration of youthful fullness that used to be there anyway.
SCULPTRA can be used to smooth the brow and give the forehead a non-surgical lift, by raising the lateral eyebrows and filling hollow temples. It can fill in sunken cheeks, and correct both marionette lines and smile lines. SCULPTRA can also soften a square jawline or give a “liquid facelift” effect by filling lost volume in the cheeks and depressions in the jowl area.
Take a look at the unretouched images here on this page. As you can see, these real results from SCULPTRA for a variety of facial issues from marionette lines and smile lines to general volume loss and sagging skin show that this is a very subtle yet impressive treatment. With results like this, and without downtime and pain, it’s no wonder that so many patients are believers in SCULPTRA.
Remember, each patient is unique, and so is every patient’s potential results. Come chat with us at Changes to find out more about what SCULPTRA can do for you. Schedule your consultation now.