What is Sculptra?
Volume loss occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the middle of the face, as the cheeks tend to become flat and hollow. Drs. Robert Schmid and R. Clark Mooty in Lubbock, TX, use Sculptra Aesthetic — a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable dermal filler that allows for longer-lasting and deeper volume replacement in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to increasing the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of shallow to deep wrinkles and lines, including the nasolabial folds (sometimes known as laugh or smile lines) that go from the sides of the nose down to the corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra increases the natural collagen production in your body, so even if you stop injections, your skin will be stronger compared to before Sculptra injections. Schedule an appointment at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute to discover the advantages of this treatment.
"I cannot say how pleased I am with Dr. Schmid, his staff, and my results! The entire process from beginning to end was great!"- D. / Healthgrades / Nov 16, 2018
"I recently had a consultation with Dr Mooty and I could not have been more impressed with his professionalism. He offered amazing bedside manner and TRULY listened to my concerns as a patient.... At no point did I feel rushed or as if I could not ask any & every question possible. I went into the appointment feeling anxious & he truly helped me feel comfortable enough to discuss every concern I had. His staff was also extremely helpful, friendly, & caring.... Without a doubt the best medical office staff I have EVER come across in Midland!!I would highly recommend his practice to my family & friends!"- F. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr Schmid was amazing! I went in for a breast lift and augmentation and right off the bat he was very welcoming and to the point. His staff are wonderful, caring people always willing to help. I couldn’t be happier with my results and healed beautifully. I would highly recommend him to anyone."- B. / Healthgrades / Jan 14, 2020
"Thank you so much for helping me get my self confidence back! - Dr Schmid was amazing! He made me feel very comfortable right from the start and does amazing work. His staff was very caring and made you feel right at home. Thank you so much for helping me get my self confidence back!"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 13, 2020
"Dr Schmid is an outstanding surgeon ! He does great work . His staff and nurses are top notch and all take great care of the patients. The office is beautiful and inviting! I have had several procedures done and I am so pleased . Give Dr. Schmid and his staff a call . They can help you with all your cosmetic needs."- T.C. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2019
Who is a Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is ideal for anyone who wants to add contour to their cheeks without surgery. Some candidates may have been born with hollow cheeks, whereas others experience volume loss with age. Sculptra can also help to fill shallow to deep facial wrinkles and lines, such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra's formula helps to increase the body's natural production of collagen, most patients will have a visible improvement in the overall health and appearance of their skin.
How does Sculptra work?
After your consult to create your personal treatment plan, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our procedure rooms. The injector can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream before cleansing and marking the injection sites. Once you are ready, Sculptra will be injected into the deeper layers of the skin at the chosen areas of the face. For longer-lasting results, the LPSI team performs a series of four treatments that are each done at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute about three weeks apart.
What can I Expect After Sculptra?
After your Sculptra treatment, you may experience mild or moderate redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the sites of injections that should subside on their own in a few days. For faster healing, you may apply cold packs to the treated areas. You should avoid UV exposure after your treatment and use sun protection. Many patients will have visible improvements immediately after their Sculptra treatment, with full results seen after 3 – 5 months when the increased collagen production improves the health of the skin. When Sculptra is performed as a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may last as long as two years.
How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can vary in price depending on how much is used to achieve your desired results. Some patients may also need several treatments to get the optimal outcome. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and customize a treatment plan with cost estimates.
How does Sculptra work?
The main ingredient in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a collagen stimulator. It helps restore the skin’s strength and appearance as more collagen is produced. The increased collagen will effectively fill out facial lines, wrinkles, and folds.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra has been used safely around the world since the late 1990s. Side effects are rare and usually mild, including slight pain, swelling, redness, and bruising. Occasionally, bumps may become noticeable when pressure is applied to the injection site. Contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who are wanting to improve the appearance of wrinkles. It is ideal to fill wrinkles on the chin, lines around the mouth, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. Commonly, men and women get Sculptra starting around their late 30s to early 50s; however, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do results last?
For longer-lasting results, you might need to receive several injections. Compared to other dermal fillers, Sculptra lasts longer; the results can last up to two years. Since Sculptra continues to increase the natural production of collagen in your skin, results take longer to appear but last longer.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Boost the volume and smoothness of your face with minimally invasive Sculptra Aesthetic treatments at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute in Lubbock, TX. Our skilled team will determine if Sculptra is appropriate for your concerns and goals at your consultation before creating your unique treatment plan. Contact our team to schedule your appointment for Sculptra Aesthetic or one of our other cosmetic services.