If you are worried that wrinkles and creases are making you appear older than you are, it could be time you consider Sculptra treatments at North Carolina’s Southeastern Dermatology.
Based in Lumberton, N.C., Southeastern is pleased to offer our patients Sculptra, a proven safe and effective anti-aging treatment. To learn more about Sculptra, or to schedule an appointment, contact Southeastern Dermatology today.
What Is Sculptra?
An injectable treatment, Sculptra uses what is known medically as Poly-l-lactic acid. This material is effective and safe because:
- It causes no harm to your body.
- This acid is biodegradable. That means it can be broken down by your body.
Our patients at Southeastern Dermatology report they are pleased with their appearance after they receive Sculptra treatments – and that they look younger and rejuvenated.
How It Works
Southeastern’s Dr. Andrew A. Hendricks can inject Sculptra just beneath the surface of the skin in areas that have lost fat. It is designed to generate skin thickness, which in turn improves your appearance.
Sculptra boosts collagen production, which will gradually increase facial volume. Generally speaking, deeper wrinkles require more Sculptra to achieve the best results.
It cannot correct underlying causes of fat loss, but it can improve your appearance by increasing your skin’s thickness in the areas you want to look better.
A major benefit of Sculptra is that can help your body produce collagen for as much as two years – keeping lines and wrinkles from emerging. Some patients may require more than one Sculptra treatment to gain the results they are looking for.
Results can vary from patient to patient based on their individual needs and skin conditions coming into treatment.
At Southeastern Dermatology, Dr. Hendricks and our courteous and professional team consults with patients individually so we can help them develop a Sculptra treatment regimen that’s best for them.
Some patients may have side effects from Sculptra treatment. These can include the emergence of small bumps under the skin in treated areas. Often, these bumps go away on their own over time.
Typically, these bumps aren’t visible to you or others. But you can feel them under your skin. Other potential side effects that patients may see include:
- Minor pain at the injection site.
- Minor swelling.
Our patients report that these side effects are minor and often disappear within a few days, or a few weeks.
Am I a Candidate?
Sculptra treatments are for patients with healthy immune systems. Sculptra treatments may not be for you if:
- You are allergic to any Sculptra ingredients.
- You have a history of keloids.
- You have a skin infection.
Sculptra is not injected in the lips’ red areas.
At Southeastern Dermatology, Dr. Hendricks will review your medical history with you before deciding whether Sculptra treatments are for you. We will also go over medications you are taking.
If you want to combat signs of aging and come away looking more refreshed and revitalized than you have in years, you may want to consider Sculptra treatments. Contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule an appointment to determine if Sculptra is right for you.