Deep smile lines causing you to smile less often? See what Sculptra® treatments will do to address that issue. Nease Cosmetic Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Carey Nease, offers Sculptra® treatments to men and women in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville and surrounding communities of north Alabama.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an FDA approved injectable facial filler, designed to fill in deep folds and wrinkles, particularly the nasolabial folds, commonly known as ‘smile lines’ or ‘laugh lines’. For some people, they’re nothing to laugh about.
Originally approved by the FDA in 2004, Sculptra® was first used to replace the lost facial fat (lipoatrophy) of HIV patients. In 2009 it was approved with the name Sculptra® Aesthetic, to treat the deep facial folds and wrinkles for people whose immune systems were healthy and uncompromised.
Sculptra® works by using a synthetic substance that’s biocompatible with the body, known as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This compound stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, which provides the infrastructure that supports the skin tissue, giving shape to the contours of the face.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost in North Alabama and Huntsville area?
The cost of Sculptra® will vary with each session, depending on the extent of the procedure performed and the number of injections needed to achieve the desired outcome.
During your initial consultation, your customized treatment plan will be determined and an accurate cost can be given to you at that time.
Many insurance companies do not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures. In an effort to keep patient procedures as affordable as possible, we offer complimentary consultations along with a variety of payment methods. We accept cash, major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra®?
- No special preparation is needed
- No downtime is required
- Long-lasting results can last for two years
- Smoothes and minimizes the appearance of deep folds, creases, and lines in the face, particularly the smile lines that run from the corner of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Increases self-confidence and boosts self-image
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?
The candidates who benefit the most from Sculptra® treatments are healthy adults who have experienced significant weight or volume loss. But Sculptra® also works well and is equally used on deep facial folds, lines, and wrinkles.
It’s important to note that the collagen production triggered by Sculptra® takes time to develop. You will eventually start seeing improvements in facial volume and contours, while the creases and folds continue to disappear. Final results take time and are very natural looking, and it’s unlikely anyone will ever ask if you’ve had work done.
What is Sculptra® Recovery Like?
Sculptra® treatments are usually given in the form of three injections, administered over a period of three to four months. You may see results after the first treatment, but optimal results usually take a few weeks to appear.
The Sculptra® procedure is typically done in the office or clinic setting and there is generally no downtime needed. You may have some swelling, redness or bruising but these symptoms usually resolve within a few days, sometimes in just a few hours.
You should receive post-procedure instructions following the Sculptra® treatment. For best results, read and closely follow the advice given.
Schedule a Consultation Today
For more information about Sculptra® or any of the other procedures offered at Nease Cosmetic Surgery, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease. Our offices are pleased to offer services to men and women in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville and neighboring areas of north Alabama.