Sculptra® in Ann Arbor, MI
Aging is a beautiful experience that brings heaps of wisdom and insight. But it also carries various challenges that impact your vibrant looks and confidence. From deep wrinkles to loss of structural volume, these concerns can take many forms and affect your self-image in multiple ways. By turning to Sculptra in Ann Arbor, MI, you can restore your youthful appearance and maintain your poise for years to come.
At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our Advanced Nurse Injectors specialize in performing Sculptra treatments to reduce deep wrinkles, restore volume, and sculpt features across various areas of your face and body. By using our skill, expertise, and experience, our team safely delivers breathtaking improvements to your appearance, while also boosting natural skin tightening through this FDA-approved treatment.
Sculptra is a type of dermal filler—an injectable treatment that delivers a range of aesthetic enhancements by adding volume to areas of concern and restoring a youthful appearance. Sculptra stands out among other dermal fillers due to its additional ability to stimulate collagen production around the treatment site.
Collagen is a major protein in the body that ensures proper function and structure for tissues, muscles, and bones. From protecting your organs to strengthening your joints, collagen supports various areas of your body that contribute to your wellbeing. It also plays a crucial role in keeping the skin smooth and plump by maintaining its elasticity, replacing old skin cells, and growing new skin cells.
However, collagen production in the body decreases with age for both men and women, especially women experiencing menopause. Besides leading to issues like muscle soreness and joint pain, it also has a visible effect on your skin by making it appear wrinkled or sagged, obscuring your appearance and affecting your confidence.
By encouraging the production of collagen in your skin, Sculptra helps you restore your youthful glow while also filling out wrinkles, creases, and dips across your areas of concern. This helps your skin regain its natural volume, plumpness, and elasticity, which leads to remarkable results for taking years off of your appearance. This holds true for various treatment areas across your body.
In addition to increasing collagen production that lasts months after treatment, Sculptra also gives your skin a smoother look by filling out creases and dips that lead to a wrinkled and sagging appearance. With these benefits, Sculptra delivers significant results against the signs of aging and creates better definition throughout your features. This FDA-approved filler is also known for providing long-lasting results that may last up to 2 years for many patients.
At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our qualified providers use Sculptra to treat many concerns safely and effectively. After a detailed consultation with you about your aesthetic goals, we use our extensive experience to develop personalized Sculptra treatment plans to address and resolve your most pressing aesthetic challenges, ensuring you get the amazing natural-looking results you want.
Before and After Photos
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that settles under your skin to smooth its appearance and add volume. Besides its ability to even out wrinkles and creases, Sculptra also encourages collagen production, improving the overall skin quality in the treated area.
Sculptra achieves this feat by interacting with fibroblasts in your skin. Fibroblasts help form connective tissues and contribute to skin cell growth. With that, Sculptra also helps strengthen the middle skin layer (dermis) to give your skin a plumper and smoother look.
As an injectable treatment, Sculptra requires no incisions and no downtime, allowing you to resume most normal activities right after the treatment.
While Sculptra is most commonly used for the treatment of facial wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and weak definition of facial features, it can also be utilized in other areas of the body, such as the buttocks and hips.
With Sculptra, you can treat the following concerns:
- Cheek wrinkles
- Smile lines, or nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines, the folds on either side of your mouth
- Weak chin or jaw profile
- Loss of facial volume
- Loss of body volume, i.e. hips and buttocks
Schedule A Consultation
Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
Sculptra provides various benefits, including:
- Reducing deep wrinkles and folds
- Restoring lost volume
- Stimulating collagen growth
- Smoothing and tightening skin
- Sculpting facial and body features
- Quick Howe
- No downtime
To help you discover how Sculptra in Ann Arbor, MI can resolve your aesthetic concerns, our team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery will explain its benefits during your initial consultation. With our commitment to patient safety and comfort, we also make it a point to answer questions you may have in regard to Sculptra’s advantages and how they may safely help you achieve your goals, ensuring your full confidence in the solution before moving forward.
How Is Sculptra Treatment Performed?
Sculptra is administered through injections across your areas of concern with little to no discomfort during the treatment. However, if you are concerned about discomfort, our team will provide a topical numbing cream.
On the day of your Sculptra treatment, you arrive at our modern treatment facility and meet with your provider. By having your treatment performed in our state-of-the-art facility, you can rest assured that you are entrusting your wellbeing to specialists who have the required skill and qualifications to safely administer your treatment.
After explaining what to expect during your Sculptra treatment, our team strategically marks your treatment areas for ideal results. We then administer Sculptra through a cannula under the skin. Depending on the extent of your Sculptra treatment, the procedure typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
After your Sculptra session is complete, you can resume most daily activities with no downtime. However, our team will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for optimal recovery and results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sculptra?
You might be a good candidate for Sculptra if:
- You have deep wrinkles and folds around your cheeks and mouth
- Your chin and jawline lack definition
- You want to reduce the appearance of loose skin
- You want to obtain natural-looking results
- You have realistic expectations from the treatment
During your initial consultation, our team will have a detailed discussion to understand your goals and expectations from your Sculptra treatment. After a few additional questions to learn your medical history, we can help you determine if Sculptra is a good fit for you.
YOUR BEAUTY REVEALED
Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.
What Does Sculptra Recovery Look Like?
Sculptra recovery causes no downtime. But after your treatment, you may still experience side effects that may include:
These side effects typically subside on their own in a few days. To help you alleviate discomfort after getting Sculptra, our team will provide you with a detailed list of post-procedure instructions to ensure you recover from side effects quickly and without added risks.
Schedule Your Consultation for Sculptra in Ann Arbor, MI
Sculptra is a popular, effective, and safe treatment to resolve a variety of concerns that range from wrinkles to loss of volume. But to see ideal results, it is crucial that the procedure is performed by qualified providers who specialize in facial and body rejuvenation.
At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our team Advanced Nurse Injectors has intensive experience using Sculptra to deliver stunning results for many patients. By paying attention to your specific concerns, we can help you achieve your ideal outcome while keeping your safety at the forefront.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of Sculptra depends upon various factors that most importantly include your area of concern. After a detailed consultation, our team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery will provide you with a detailed quote for your personalized treatment plan.
Sculptra may last for up to 2 years for many patients. But this timeline may vary by individual.
You may see a change in your skin’s appearance and volume right after the treatment. But the added effects of Sculptra, including collagen-induced skin tightening, start becoming visible in 4 to 6 weeks. You may see the full results of Sculptra a few months after your initial treatment.
Sculptra is suitable for both men and women. If you are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles, loss of volume, or weak definition of features, you can contact us for a personalized consultation to see how Sculptra may help you resolve your concerns.