Sculptra® is injected to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The treatment can also enhance facial contours by adding volume to the cheeks, lips, and areas under the eyes. Sculptra® injections are one of the many treatments offered at our Decatur, Alabama practice for patients who want to look younger and more refreshed without undergoing facial plastic surgery.
Sculptra® treatment is performed for patients who wish to reduce the signs of aging or who desire fuller, shapelier facial contours. Sculptra® is effective for treating a condition known as facial lipoatrophy which causes the cheeks or other areas to appear hollowed out or sunken in.
Sculptra® treatment contains a synthetic substance called poyl-L-lactic acid ( PLA) that stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that is critical for healthy, youthful-looking skin. For patients with moderate to severe facial lipoatrophy, three to seven treatments may be necessary for optimal results.
Reduce the signs of aging with fuller, shapelier facial contours. Sculptra is effective for treating a condition known as facial lipoatrophy which causes the cheeks or other areas to appear hollowed out or sunken in.Dr. Ben Light, M.D.
The results with Sculptra® are often very dramatic and can last for up to two or more years – longer than the results of almost all other injectables. Patients enjoy smooth, youthful-looking skin and an increase in facial volume wherever it is needed.
Recovery from Sculptra®
Sculptra® is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require surgery, or anesthesia, and little-to-no downtime. Patients who receive treatment on their lunch breaks may return to work or resume their other activities right away. When performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, side effects such as bleeding, inflammation, and small bumps that can appear as a result of overcorrection are extremely rare.
Why Choose Dr. Light
Dr. Light is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose practice focuses entirely on facial rejuvenation. He and his staff provide warm, friendly treatment in state-of-the-art offices, using the very latest procedures and techniques. Prior to opening his own practice, Dr. Light served as the Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Florida, where he educated and trained other plastic surgeons.