Sculptra® is used to treat facial wrinkles and severe nasolabial folds. It is an injectable filler made out of a synthetic Poly-L-lactic acid material that is very similar to the natural lactic acid that gets produced as a result of exercise. The material reduces the appearance of wrinkles by augmenting the thickness of your facial skin. You will achieve excellent results from your Sculptra treatment. For maximum results, Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik may need to administer three to six treatments. You should enjoy your new rejuvenated facial appearance for up to two years. Dr. Angelchik often recommends using a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic to reduce discomfort. He will inject the Sculptra underneath the skin at several strategically placed injection sites in order to combat your facial wrinkles. You may need to use an ice pack to reduce swelling, and massaging the treatment region will be helpful to properly distribute the filler material. There is virtually no recovery time for your Sculptra procedure, and you should be able to resume a full regimen of activities immediately. Depending on your unique situation and aesthetic goals, Dr. Angelchik may recommend the following fillers instead of Sculptra:
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.