Turning Back the Clock

If you are looking for a long-lasting way to turn back the clock without surgery, Sculptra may be the right treatment for you. This revolutionary dermal filler works differently from other products in its category, actually working with the natural processes of the body to restore youthful vitality to the skin inside and out. The formulation produces subtle, gradual results that can last up to two years or longer, making it the longest-lasting dermal filler option to date. Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery offers Sculptra treatments to our patients looking for a way to restore youthful volume to the skin and revive an aging facial profile.

What is Poly-L-Lactic Acid?

The active ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, which is a substance produced by our muscles after we exercise. When used in an injectable dermal filler, poly-L-lactic acid stimulates the body to produce collagen, a protein that supports the underlying dermal structure and gives skin its smooth supple appearance. This function cannot be understated since our natural levels of collagen diminish as we age. Lower collagen amounts lead to skin laxity, facial hollowing and the formation of lines and wrinkles. By restoring collagen, we can reverse these processes and produce healthier, more youthful skin.

Benefits of Sculptra

Sculptra works with your body to produce the most natural, long-lasting results available in a dermal filler today. The formulation can provide more volume than standard fillers containing hyaluronic acid, making it a preferred choice for patients in need of substantial correction. In addition to the superior results it offers, Sculptra can be more cost-effective when extensive correction is needed since less of the substance will have to be used to produce the same effect as a hyaluronic filler.

Tear trough correction is a popular benefit of the Sculptra Aesthetic filler. If you worry about looking exhausted even after you’ve had a full night’s rest, Sculptra can reverse those signs of fatigue and aging and refresh your entire appearance for an extended period.

Sculptra can work on nearly any area of the face and is effective in addressing any or all of the following concerns:

  • Bony prominence due to loss of volume and thinning skin
  • Hollowing in the temple areas
  • Loss of volume in the tear troughs, leading to dark circles or puffiness under the eyes
  • Volume loss in the cheeks that diminishes the definition of the cheekbones
  • The formation of crow’s feet (lines that appear in the outer corners of the eyes)
  • Marionette lines stretching from the mouth to the chin, resembling a puppet

Your Sculptra Consultation at Cross Hudson

Because many nonsurgical anti-aging treatments are available at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, your initial consultation will be essential in helping you determine which procedure will meet your needs best. Dr. Mordkovich will listen closely to your concerns and the expectations you have for your treatment to identify the right treatment for you. If Sculptra is the appropriate choice, you should be able to have your treatment the same day as your consultation if you like.

How is Sculptra done?

Sculptra injections take just a few minutes to complete in our office. The procedure is relatively painless, and there is no recovery time afterward. Topical numbing cream can be applied to sensitive areas or if you are concerned about your pain threshold during your treatment. Our goal is to make your procedure as quick and comfortable as possible for you and will take the steps necessary to ensure you have a positive experience. Sculptra can be performed alone or in combination with other injectables to further enhance your results.

Gradual Results that Last

Sculptra results do not appear right away. It takes time for this filler to work in the underlying dermal structure, triggering collagen production and the body’s natural anti-aging process. Most of our patients will see the best results over time if they commit to a treatment protocol of around three treatment sessions over a period of months. Once those results are achieved, a touch-up procedure every 12-18 months will help you maintain your youthful appearance consistently over an extended period.

Sculptra is just one of the tools in our anti-aging arsenal to help you reverse time’s toll and maintain a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. Call Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery today at 201-751-9490 to schedule your consultation and find out if Sculptra is the right choice for you.