Sculptra in Sarasota, FL, | Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa
Your skin will undergo many unavoidable changes with age, primarily due to the loss of a vital structural protein called collagen. Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that subtly and gradually restores lost facial volume by accelerating your body’s natural collagen production.
Healthy, youthful skin is a meaningful part of your aesthetic journey. At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, our expert team under the guidance of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi can help you reclaim your ideal appearance to accomplish your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence.
Get a natural look with the best Sculptra provider in Sarasota, FL! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your consultation by calling (941) 800-2000 or completing our online form today.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Sculptra?
The best candidates for Sculptra injectable fillers are generally healthy and looking to reverse volume loss with a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation option.
We recommend Sculptra candidates:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Are non-smokers
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles
- Should not have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring
- Have realistic expectations
- Understand the potential risks
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a biostimulator filler that improves skin’s appearance and gradually restores lost volume. As a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator, it works differently than other fillers that rely on hyaluronic acid to minimize wrinkles and provide contour.
Sculptra promotes collagen production in the deep, underlying structures of the skin to address the fundamental cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms. Instead of adding volume with gel, Sculptra encourages your skin to create volume. As your body absorbs Sculptra’s PLLA, it restores fullness, achieving natural-looking results for a long-lasting youthful appearance.
By encouraging collagen production over time, Sculptra can effectively treat shallow to deep wrinkles and facial folds. It’s versatile enough to resolve multiple concerns, including:
- Nasolabial folds, or smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Hollowed cheeks and temples
- Jawline definition
- Facial balance
However, Sculptra is not ideal for use in the eye or lip areas.
Typically, a series of three Sculptra treatment sessions scheduled over a few months may be necessary, depending on your aesthetic goals and skin quality.
While Sculptra’s original purpose was to restore lost facial volume, many patients have achieved fuller, more voluminous buttocks with a Sculptra butt lift.
Following your non-surgical BBL treatment, collagen gradually builds up, restoring volume in dimples, hollows, and creases. A Sculptra butt lift can continue improving your buttocks’ appearance over the next six months, creating results that may last for two to three years.
Without the lengthy recovery of a BBL, an injectable Sculptra BBL procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes and only produces mild, short-term side effects such as swelling and bruising.
Sculptra encourages collagen production to improve the skin’s underlying scaffolding for facial fullness. By gradually restoring your youthful contours, you will experience long-lasting results without an overfilled look.
Your Personalized Sculptra Consultation
During your consultation with the experts at Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we will focus on your concerns about your facial features to help you determine the best way to reach your ideal outcome.
Our expert team will conduct a thorough evaluation, including:
- Evaluating your natural facial features
- Assessing your medical history, including current medications
- Discussing any previous dermal filler treatments
- Reviewing your long- and short-term aesthetic goals and realistic expectations
- Explaining Sculptra costs and financing options through CareCredit
With patient care and optimal results in mind, Dr. Hamwi and our MedSpa experts always suggest the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective treatment possible to help you regain your confidence. Our dedication to patient safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your choice as the best Sculptra provider in Sarasota.
What Can I Expect During a Sculptra Procedure?
While each Sculptra procedure will be unique, our medical experts customize procedures to achieve optimal results for each patient. Here are some general steps to expect.
Once our team of injection specialists has greeted and evaluated you, we will ensure you are comfortable and answer any last questions before beginning your Sculptra procedure.
Preparing for Your Sculptra Procedure
For about a week before your appointment, you should stop taking medications that contain aspirin and most herbal supplements, especially those containing vitamin E, garlic, fish oil, or zinc, as these can cause bleeding or bruising. Do not drink alcohol for 24 to 48 hours preceding your Sculptra treatment.
For at least 48 hours before and after getting Sculptra, avoid smoking, vaping, or any other nicotine products. Nicotine slows circulation and adversely affects healing, potentially impacting your recovery and results. Smoking or other nicotine products can shorten your filler results’ longevity and increase the risk of infection.
Injectable appointments are typically quick and relatively painless, with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort. Depending on the number of treatment areas, your Sculptra procedure may last 30 to 60 minutes.
With extreme precision in every injection, our highly trained injectors target only the areas that will create natural-looking enhancements without an overexaggerated look.
Like all injectables, Sculptra requires minimal downtime. You can resume your usual activities immediately following treatment. Side effects may include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching, lumps, bleeding, or swelling. However, these effects should resolve in a few days.
To ensure optimal results from your Sculptra treatment, it’s essential to follow all post-procedural instructions thoroughly, including:
- Apply an ice pack to the treatment area – 20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off.
- Do not touch or massage the treated area for two to four hours.
- Avoid strenuous exercise, heat exposure, alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, smoking and excessive sodium consumption for at least 24 to 48 hours.
- Sleep with your head slightly elevated to reduce swelling.
- Take Tylenol for discomfort as needed.
How Soon Will I See My Sculptra Results?
Sculptra is not your typical dermal filler, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see an immediate difference. Designed to create gradual results, Sculptra will take effect over a few months. You will notice a reduction in facial wrinkles and folds by comparing photos from before getting Sculptra and a few months following your last treatment.
Sculptra results will vary based on your body’s response and the treated area. Most patients require three Sculptra sessions to achieve its full effects.
With optimal placement, Sculptra results may last up to two years. Follow-up injections are necessary to maintain results.
Ready to get started?
Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?
Choosing Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa as Your Sarasota Sculptra Provider
Your choice of provider is essential to ensure a successful aesthetic procedure. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hamwi is an expert in plastic surgery and has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He leads our MedSpa with the philosophy that it’s vital to look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. Dr. Hamwi and his team’s dedication to his patients’ safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your top choice as the best Sculptra providers in Sarasota, FL.
Schedule Your Sculptra Consultation Today!
Get ready for subtle, gradual results that last up to two years. Sculptra can help you achieve your anti-aging goals with limited maintenance. Find the best Sculptra in Sarasota at Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa!