Poly-L-lactic acid is a type of plastic with a difference. Derived from plant-based sources, it’s a biodegradable polymer that’s also biologically inert. These characteristics make it an ideal candidate for a cosmetic filler. Sculptra® uses poly-L-lactic acid as an alternative to hyaluronic acid injections. Dermal fillers often depend on the expertise of the dermatologist performing the injections. The Herschthal Practice of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, FL promises Beauty in Medicine, and we are the experts in the Sculptra® procedure. Sculptra® is a key component of the Revolumizing category of our exclusive TR3 approach.
How Does Sculptra® Differ from Other Dermal Fillers?
Sculptra® works on the same principle as other fillers and is a key component of the TR3+ approach: revolumizing and recontouring the face for a naturally refreshed and more youthful look. As collagen in the face breaks down over time, accompanied by the loss of skin elasticity, parts of the face lose volume, giving a patient an older, slightly sunken appearance. Dermal filler injections fill the gaps left by lost collagen to give the face a fuller more youthful appearance. They erase lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and creases. Sculptra®, however, differs in chemical composition. Using a biodegradable, biology-inactive polymer, Sculptra® behaves differently from hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Sculptra® is a collagen stimulator. With its use, there’s evidence that Sculptra® works as a filler and stimulates the body’s production of new collagen. As Sculptra® breaks down and is eliminated naturally from the body, new collagen is produced, which reduces the need for frequent filler injections.
Patients may see more gradual results compared with other fillers. However, the appearance of a treatment regime can last about two years.
Can Any Doctor Administer Dermal Fillers Like Sculptra®?
While a doctor can order and inject dermal fillers, those who don’t specialize in the anatomy of the face and dermal fillers do not have the best experience with Sculptra® application. Every dermal filler product has different properties, and understanding which to use—and how to use it— requires specialization. For the best results, contacting aesthetic dermatology specialists like Dr. David and Dr. Jordana at The Herschthal Practice assures your best chances for effective treatment.
Does Sculptra® Have Side Effects?
The most common side effects are minor bruising, swelling, and redness. These usually dissipate in a few days. Most patients return to their day-to-day activities shortly after treatment.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
The cost of your Sculptra® treatment will depend on a few factors, including the type of results desired and the number of injections needed to achieve those results. During your consultation at The Herschthal Practice, Dr. David Herschthal or Dr. Jordana Herschthal will assess your cosmetic goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
Sculptra® rejuvenates the volume, contour and smoothness of your face, providing a boost to your overall appearance! Led by Dr. David Herschthal and Dr. Jordana Herschthal, The Herschthal Practice provides both a comfortable environment and skilled, professional dermatological care to residents in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. To schedule your consultation with either of our board-certified dermatologists, contact us today.