Fort Myers Office
13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bonita Springs Office
23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
We are pleased to offer a “bio-stimulatory” filler that takes facial fillers to a new level. As Sculptra’s name implies, this product actually lets us sculpt your face.
Would you like to learn more about how Sculptra at our Fort Myers and Bonita Springs offices can address several elements of facial aging? Request a consultationRequest a consultation using our convenient online form, or call the office directly at (239) 415-7576.
The Problem of Facial Aging
It is now known that fat and soft tissue loss with age are the primary causes of a hollowed or deflated look. Although most people notice folds and lines as the first signs of aging, these are actually secondary symptoms. Beginning in our 20s and 30s, our skin gradually loses support as the face’s substructure of bones, muscle, fascia (connective tissue), and fat gradually starts to shrink.
It’s called facial deflation. Like a balloon that loses air, your face gets wrinkly. Just smoothing out the wrinkles from the top won’t address the underlying problem. You need to replace the volume that has been lost over time. We have done this with fillers for many years, but now we also have something else that can help us restoring your youthful beauty.
What Is Sculptra and How Does it Work?
The main ingredient in Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) has been used for more than 25 years for dissolvable sutures, bone plates, and screws, among other things. It is long-lasting, biocompatible, and biodegradable.
Sculptra is an injectable product that restores tissue loss by replacing lost volume with your body’s own collagen. The product is diluted in water and then injected into the desired areas. Your body absorbs the water, and the biocompatible material stimulates new collagen growth.
The best thing about it is that it is a natural augmentation that develops over several months, and because it is your own tissue that has been stimulated to grow, the effect can last longer than other fillers.
At our Naples-area practice, Sculptra injections are often done in a series of treatments in order to naturally titrate the perfect look for you. Dr. Flaharty can develop a plan with you to customize the location of the injections in order to achieve your goals.
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Longer-Lasting, More Cost Effective
The very best news about Sculptra is that it can last up to 25 months.
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
- The procedure is performed in the office
- Numbing cream is applied; there is minimal discomfort
- The number of injections depends on your facial structure and your goals
- No allergy testing required
- Little or no downtime
- Side effects are generally injection-related (tenderness, bruising, swelling)
How Quickly Will I See Results?
- At your first treatment, it may seem that it worked immediately. This is due to swelling and the water in the product. The swelling will go down in a few days.
- Sculptra needs time to work; results should be noticeable after about 6 weeks and take 3 months to reach full effect.
See the results for yourself with our real patient before-and-after photos.View Photo Gallery