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Laser Skin & Wellness

Our mission at Laser Skin & Wellness is to deliver quality patient care. We look forward to serving our patients with state-of-the-art treatments and top-of-the-line results that make you look and feel your best. Our team provides high-quality service and personalized care to give you the stunning results you deserve.

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Restore your own youthful collagen to improve signs of aging.
One of the main causes of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging is a loss of collagen in the skin. Collagen is the key to maintaining a smooth, more youthful appearance, and unfortunately, the amount of collagen your body produces begins to decrease as early as your mid-twenties. With Sculptra, you can naturally restore youthful facial volume with no surgery or downtime required.

What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable formula containing poly-L-lactic acid. Unlike other dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid formulas that simply fill in lines and wrinkles, Sculptra stimulates collagen production for natural volume that keeps improving with time. This makes Sculptra® Aesthetic a popular dermal filler solution when it comes to improving common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, hollow under eyes and temples, flattened cheeks, and acne scarring.

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How Does it Work?

Sculptra® Aesthetic works with the body to rebuild collagen below the skin. When its poly-L-lactic acid formula is placed under the skin where volume loss is present, it is dissolved by the body and replaced with natural collagen. With new collagen in place, there is also more support for elastin and hyaluronic acid, giving the skin a supple appearance. Sculptra treatments dissolve slowly, leading to improvements that continue over time. With a few touchup sessions, you can find long-lasting results with Sculptra.

How Long Does Treatment and Recovery Take?

Sculptra treatment is quick and relatively comfortable with the help of a topical anesthetic. Your practitioner at Laser Skin & Wellness will map out the points of injection depending on your concerns and goals. A small amount of Sculptra® Aesthetic will then be placed under the skin at several points, ensuring an even distribution. This is a relativity quick process, taking about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. For optimal results, we recommend a series of treatments spaced out over several months.

Because Sculptra® Aesthetic is nonsurgical, you can expect to get right back to your regular routine with no downtime. You might experience some redness and slight swelling at the first injection site, but this should resolve in a few hours. Soreness is expected the next day, and we recommend gently massaging the areas of injection for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for the next couple of days.

How Quickly Can I See Results?

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, the results of Sculptra® Aesthetic are not instant and will be gradual as your natural collagen begins to take its place. This can take several months and will appear subtly at first, eventually resulting in diminished lines and wrinkles and overall improved quality of the skin. While one treatment session can give you improvements, we typically recommend a series of two to three treatment sessions. This can give you results that last for up to two years before a touchup session is needed.

How Often Should I Schedule Treatments?

When you first start treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, several sessions may be required to boost your collagen production. Typically, we recommend one vial per decade, but the number of treatments you need to begin with will depend on the severity of your concerns. You can expect two to three treatment sessions scheduled over the next three to six months. After that time, most patients experience the maximum results from their Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment. While these results can last for up to two years, you may want to start your touchup sessions sooner than that, ensuring that you maintain strong, smooth skin. This may only require one or two treatments per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sculptra stimulate collagen?

Yes! Sculptra does stimulate collagen production in the areas its injected.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra® can last up to 2 years.

Where should sculptra be injected?

Sculptra® can be injected in any area where there is a loss of volume. Most commonly we treat the face but the area above the knee and buttocks are becoming very popular areas.

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?

Anyone that is noticing volume loss.

Why do I have to massage Sculptra?

Massaging the areas evenly distributes the particles that stimulate the collagen. We think of it as how the magic happens!

What should I avoid before my treatment?

As with all injections, you should avoid all blood thinning medications, supplements and alcohol for 3 days before treatment. This would include fish oils, Vitamin E, ibuprofen and aspirin.

What is the 5-5-5- rule?

You will need to massage the treatment areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days.

What's the best age for Sculptra treatments?

The age range for Sculptra patients varies widely. Some patients begin treatment in their 20s and some in their 80s but you can start at any time. Ideally, candidates for Sculptra will begin sooner rather than later so that they can slow down the aging process and replace collagen that is being lost in an accelerated fashion with each subsequent year.

Could I get away with just one Sculptra treatment?

The general rule of thumb with Sculptra is that it typically entails more than one treatment depending on the degree of volume loss. Once optimal and ideal volume is reached, the collage produced from Sculptra will typically last two years on average. For this reason we encourage our patients to have a yearly maintenance treatment to continue to replace collagen that is continually being lost in the aging process.

Will Sculptra change the shape of my face?

Sculptra works with the natural collagen production and healing process of your body, so changes to your face shape will not be drastic or unnatural in appearance. Sculptra gives you back the youthful soft volume that has been lost over the years and is not meant to alter your natural bone structure.

How long will the side effects of Sculptra last?

The most common side effect of the treatment is mild swelling which will slowly fade within a few days following your Sculptra treatment. Some patients may bruise and those bruises typically fade entirely within two weeks although the majority of bruising is minimized drastically within a few days of treatment. Patients can also experience mild discomfort from the injections although again this discomfort is short lived. In very rare cases patients can experience nodule formation. Over time these nodules do resolve and are not threatening to the well-being or physical appearance of a patient.

How can I maintain my treatment results?

A nutritious diet and proper hydration are key to long-lasting results. Adequate protein consumption and high quality oral supplements can be beneficial. We recommend that patients cease from cigarette or tobacco usage as this can disrupt a patient's ability to stimulate healthy collagen. Additionally limiting alcohol intake will help to maintain your results in a similar fashion.

Schedule a Sculptra Consultation in Palm Beach Gardens

One of our certified practitioners at Laser Skin & Wellness can meet with you to ensure you are a good candidate for Sculptra injections and to go over your customized treatment plan. To get started today, contact our office and schedule your free consultation.

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Sculptra

Sculptra treatment is quick and relatively comfortable with the help of a topical anesthetic.

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Treats

  • Wrinkles and acne scars
  • Hollow temples
  • Collagen loss

Duration

  • 20-30 Minutes

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I just love this place. The ladies are like family to me. Every service I have received over the years has been a wonderful experience.

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I have been going to Laser Skin for years. I wouldn’t go any where else for injection, the staff is knowledgeable, and always kind and accommodating. I see Stacy she is amazing!!! Highly recommended.

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