Sculptra in Miami, FL
Average Cost: From $950
Collagen is used by the skin to create a fuller, more voluminous look that smooths out wrinkles and lines. Here at The Maercks Institute, we use Sculptra to stimulate collagen growth over the longer term to remove folds, contour irregularities and wrinkles from the face. Dr. Maercks applies the solution through a series of injections, and recommends the product for treatment of the following:
- Smile lines
- Recessed cheeks
- Jaw line laxity
- Nasal labial folds
Other injectables may provide more immediate results, but Sculptra is designed to produce long term results through a series of injections over time. Those who want more immediate results may benefit from other products we offer at The Maercks Institute.
What to Expect
For the last few decades, the solution in Sculptra has been used in over 30 countries. As the acid used has been used for decades as an injectable filler and in dissolvable stitches, there is no allergy testing before treatment. Dr. Maercks injects a conservative amount during the first injection. He may also use a numbing cream or dental block to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure.
After the procedure, you may be asked to massage the area in order to spread the filler out and smooth the skin out for optimal results.
After any cosmetic procedure, it is important that every patient follow the instructions given by Dr. Maercks. This will ensure that the patient recovers quickly and that the procedure works correctly. You may not notice the final results of Sculptra for four weeks, although the treatment usually lasts anywhere from 1-2 years if additional follow-up treatment are completed. There must be at least 4 weeks between each treatment.
Possible side effects of this procedure are bruising, bumps at the injection site, swelling or redness. Typically, any side effects are resolved with no necessary medical treatment. Massaging or icing the spot around the injection site may also help to minimize side effects.
To learn more about Sculptra and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maercks, call us today at 305-328-8256.