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Sculptra® by Dr. Michael Wolfeld New York City

The loss of facial volume can make your face look thin and narrow, with sunken cheeks - sometimes to the extent of making you look older than your actual age.  Sculptra® is an innovative cosmetic injectable made of polylactic acid, a synthetic biocompatible substance used in many surgical products, to treat fine lines, wrinkles, folds, scars, hollows, and other depressed areas and enhance the contours of the face for aesthetically pleasing results.  Sculptra® works differently than BOTOX® Cosmetic and other cosmetic injectables. The polylactic acid in Sculptra®  restores volume by gradually increasing the thickness of the skin over time in areas that have sunken in due to fat loss and the effects of aging.  It also promotes the production of natural collagen in the body for long lasting facial augmentation.  It can produce very natural, ‘sculpted’ results in the cheek, temple, and brow, but can be used in many other areas where volume loss has occurred. 

Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth.  As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles.  Sculptra® stimulates the buildup of the body's own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face.

On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months.  The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.  One of the major advantages of Sculptra® is that the result lasts for an extended period of time, up to a couple of years.  Sculptra® takes time to work, with the results becoming noticeable after about six weeks.  It may appear to have an effect immediately after your first treatment visit, but this is because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra® .  When the swelling goes down after a few days and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before treatment.  But after several treatments, you will look younger and more vibrant than ever.

If you have additional questions regarding a Sculptra® treatment, you may schedule a private consultation with Dr. Wolfeld by calling 212-281-1000.

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