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As we grow older, people begin to notice a change in their faces that goes beyond a few wrinkles. The normal aging process, as well as environmental and lifestyle influences, cause collagen in the skin to break down. The result? Thinning, hollowing, and yes, wrinkling and sagging of the face,  Through a series of relatively painless injections, Sculptra® Tampa helps replace the collagen that time strips away, gradually reviving your appearance without drastically altering it.  Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra (generic name is "poly-L-lactic acid") is a synthetic form of lactic acid, the same lactic acid made by our muscles after exercise, and the same material used in disposable stitches.  Though it is made in a laboratory, Sculptra contains no animal products, and because the body recognizes it as a lactic acid, it very gradually disappears by the action of your own cell enzymes.  It builds your own collagen while it disappears, creating a soft, natural, and more youthful contouring of the face.  The actual "filling material" is your own collagen.

How does Sculptra work?

Collagen is the key to keeping your skin looking smooth and youthful.  Unfortunately, it deteriorates with age, causing the loss of volume that makes one appear tired and older. Sculptra® actually helps regenerate the collagen structure under the skin, thereby boosting the lost volume in your face. This is achieved by a simple series of Sculptra injections that take minutes to perform.  Typically, a series of two to three sessions are needed, spaced about four weeks apart for optimal results. The injections are relatively painless (Sculptra contains a numbing agent), and while some patients report minor bruising or tenderness, no downtime is necessary.

The exact areas to be treated will Sculptra will vary with each patient; consultation with a trusted and experienced medical professional at Lecada will ensure that your individual needs are addressed.  By strategically restoring collagen to specific areas, your natural contours are highlighted while correcting hollows, wrinkles, and folds, leaving you looking younger and fresher.  In general, all areas of volume loss, such as the temples, mid-face, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines are successfully treated with Sculptra.

Sculptra Results:

Sculptra Tampa produces natural-looking results, adding needed volume, with smooth, vibrant skin that looks distinctly younger.  Fullness is immediately visible after treatment, giving patients a preview of the finished process.  However, that initial fullness disappears after a few days and gradually, the collagen renewal takes place in the treated areas.  The remarkable results typically take 4-6 weeks to evolve and are worth the wait!  Again, long-term aging treatments usually require 2-3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.  With each treatment, less Sculptra will be necessary.  The process of natural restructuring of the skin continues long after treatment with the dramatic results lasting two years or more.

Sculptra® is effective at:

• Filling in nasolabial folds (nose to mouth)
• Filling in frown lines between eyebrows
• Filling in “marionette lines” at corners of mouth
• Filling in hollows around upper and lower eye region
• Lifting the brow and eye, non-surgically
• Correcting facial asymmetries
• Filling temple area

Contact Lecada for your complimentary consultation and find out if Sculptra is right for you. For additional information, visit the Sculptra website.