Interested in looking younger but still want to appear natural? Do you want to enhance your appearance without undergoing major surgery? If so, Sculptra® injections from board-certified physician Dr. Steven Carp could be the solution for you. Patients from Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Beachwood or Green, OH, are encouraged to contact Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center to find out more.
What Is Sculptra®?
A few options are available to you when it comes to facial fillers and injectables. Sculptra®, however, is one of the best options that will consistently and gradually give you great results after your initial treatment. Although the results are not noticeable right away, patients who are having trouble with low collagen levels will see improvement for up to two years or longer as the structures of their skin are restored.
Benefits of Sculptra®
The longevity of Sculptra® is one of its main benefits. Although the formula is synthetic, it is safe to use and will slowly add volume to the areas of your face where it is lost. Due to its thick consistency, Sculptra® often outlasts many other injectables.
How Is Sculptra® Administered?
Anywhere on your face that has fine lines, deep wrinkles or sagging skin could benefit from Sculptra®. At Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, we apply a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure to reduce potential discomfort. Next, we inject Sculptra® just under the skin. Depending on your specific needs, you might need more than one treatment to achieve your desired results.
Preparing for Sculptra®
It is vital you stop using blood-thinning medications at least a few days prior to treatment. This includes over-the-counter medicine such as ibuprofen, which can be found in Advil and Motrin. If you have a prescription for medication that thins your blood, you need to talk with your primary healthcare provider about other options.
Although it is ideal to change or temporarily stop taking certain medication, Sculptra® may still be viable even if you cannot. If you have to continue taking the medication, expect any swelling and bruising that occurs to last a little longer than usual. Additionally, you should stop drinking alcohol for a few days before treatment because it also thins your blood.
You can expect to recover from Sculptra® treatment for at least half a day after your appointment. This usually means that you need to take time off of school, work or running errands while you wait for the bruising and swelling to dissipate. You can apply a cold compress to the area to reduce discomfort, and begin taking over-the-counter medicines following the procedure. It is important that you stop using any cosmetics on or around the site of injection.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
Sculptra® and other cosmetic procedures are often considered elective treatments, so many insurance policies do not cover the cost. To make this treatment more affordable for and accessible to patients, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center accepts financing. We also accept cash, major credit card and personal check as forms of payment.
Are Sculptra® Injections Right for Me?
If you have noticed fine lines or wrinkles around your forehead, eyes, or mouth, you are likely a good candidate for Sculptra® treatment. This injectable substance is also an ideal option if you want to add volume to any areas of sagging skin without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure.
What to Expect During Your Sculptra® Consultation
Your first consultation will allow Dr. Carp and our staff to review your medical history, determine whether you have any skin conditions that will impede your Sculptra® treatment, and ask you about the results that you desire. Dr. Carp will explain the results that you can expect, and you will have the opportunity to ask him any questions that concern you.
Sculptra® provides you with a virtually hassle-free way to appear younger with few side effects. Patients in the Canton, Cleveland or Akon areas may learn more about the benefits by contacting Dr. Steven Carp at his Green or Beachwood, OH clinics.