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Introduction to Sculptra

Are you ready to turn back the hands of time and restore your youthful radiance? One of the most highly requested treatments these days is Sculptra, a secret weapon for a youthful and revitalized appearance. Sculptra works deep within your skin to stimulate collagen production, addressing volume loss, wrinkles, and sagging. It’s like a magic potion that brings back your natural beauty. At Subbio Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Philadelphia, Dr. Christian Subbio and his team offer our patients a wide range of cutting-edge treatments to help them look and feel their best.

To learn more about Sculptra and decide if the treatment is right for you, please keep reading the information we have provided below.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a non-surgical treatment designed to rebuild collagen and restore your skin’s inner structure and facial volume to give your skin fullness, firmness, and improved quality. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that has been FDA-approved for cosmetic enhancements, with notable usage in the U.S. since 1999.

Once injected, the Sculptra filler is gradually absorbed into the dermis layer of the face where it stimulates gradual collagen production. This collagen production helps to replace the framework used to support cells and tissue that is lost as we age, helping recreate that youthful fullness and glow to your face. Results are natural, making Sculptra the perfect treatment to appear more youthful without appearing as if you have had work done.

Sculptra is both biocompatible and biodegradable and is often used in the following areas of the face:

  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Marionettes
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Temples

Or any other area with volume loss due to collagen depletion!


What are the Benefits of Sculptra?

In addition to giving you an increased level of confidence, Sculptra has provided our Philadelphia patients with the following benefits:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Hypo-allergenic treatment
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • Minimally invasive with little downtime
  • Provides more facial volume
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Smooths out skin texture
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Who are the Best Candidates for the Sculptra procedure?

A good candidate for Sculptra treatments is those with the following characteristics:

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Do not have any rashes or wounds on their face
  • Have no autoimmune issues that will interfere with the treatment
  • Looking for long-lasting and natural-appearing results
  • No history of keloid scars
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Wishing to restore lost volume to their face due to aging or weight loss

What’s the First Step?

If you are interested in Sculptra in Philadelphia, the first step is to schedule a consultation at Subbio Plastic Surgery & MedSpa. During this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Christian Subbio who will examine your skin and discuss your medical history with you. When having this discussion, it is very important to be open and honest. Not only will it help your specialist have a better understanding of your goals, but it will help prevent unnecessary risks.

After assessing your skin and target area, Dr. Subbio will construct a personalized treatment plan for you. If you are content with our recommendations, you can receive your treatment on the same day, or if you would prefer, you can schedule a later appointment with our Patient Coordinator.

What to Expect on the Day of a Sculptra Treatment

Your Sculptra treatment will take place in our MedSpa, where you will be administered either local anesthesia, topical cream, or cold compress to numb the area and ensure minimal discomfort, depending on what you discuss during your consultation. Next, Dr. Subbio will use a very thin needle and syringe to inject exact amounts of the Sculptra solution into the targeted areas. This will encourage the production of collagen and give your face a smooth, firm texture.

After the Sculptra is injected, you may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, mild pain, or bruising. You may receive a “mini-massage” on the treated area following the procedure. The treatment should take a little under an hour, which is why many patients call it the “lunch break” procedure.


Sculptra Recovery

Once you are finished with your session, you should notice some immediate results, most optimal results are achieved after several treatments that have been performed once a month. A cold pack can help alleviate mild pain and swelling in the first 24 hours post-procedure.

The exact number of treatments needed will be determined during your consultation but could change depending on how your body reacts to the injections. The skin of the treated area(s) will look more toned, smoother, and in some cases, even have a cellulite reduction.


How Much Does Sculptra Cost in Philadelphia?

The cost of Sculptra in Philadelphia can vary depending on various factors, including the number of treatment sessions required and the specific treatment plan tailored to your needs. During your consultation with Dr. Subbio, the exact cost of your Sculptra treatment will be discussed and provided to you. At Subbio Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, our team understands that every patient’s situation is unique, which is why we strive to provide transparent pricing and options that suit your goals and budget.

Why Choose Dr. Subbio?

Christian Subbio, MD prides himself on being a safe, meticulous perfectionist. He has over 15 years of education and training, which includes a fellowship in microsurgery, making Dr. Subbio a highly qualified Philadelphia plastic surgeon. By combining his love of art and medicine with an eye for the nuances of natural physical beauty, he works one-on-one with his patients to help them find the masterpiece within themselves every day.

Schedule Your Consultation

Sculptra is a great way to achieve a more youthful appearance by adding a little more fullness to your face. If you are in the Philadelphia area, we encourage you to schedule your consultation at Subbio Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa! Please feel free to give us a call or use our website to request an appointment and a helpful member of our team will be in touch with you.

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In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons in Philadelphia.

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