So Many Reasons to Love Sculptra at Azul

When we think of the most visible sign of aging, we usually think of wrinkles. Wrinkles can be the bane of our existence, with lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth making us look years older than we feel. But there is another prominent sign of aging that is right beneath the surface, making your wrinkle issues even worse, while also giving you a hollow look. And that’s the loss of bone, muscle, connective tissue and fat that comes with age.

As we age, we start to lose these tissues. We lose them in our faces as well as throughout our bodies. Bone gives our faces a framework, while muscle, fat and connective tissues fill out our faces giving us contour and youthful softness.  Without them, we can look deflated and tired, making all of the other signs of aging appear far more prominent, such as wrinkles or drooping.

To properly restore this tissue loss, you can’t use just a dermal filler. Many patients need a product like Sculptra – a bio-stimulator.

Sculptra allows us to literally sculpt the face injecting a dissolvable substance that stimulates your body to form collagen, essentially mimicking the bone loss over time. Sculptra is one of the most popular injectables we offer, thanks to its long-lasting effects. Our patients love the treatment for so many reasons!

No Recovery Time
When you come in for cosmetic surgery or other procedures, you need to be aware that there is usually an associated recovery time. This can range anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. We understand that many of our patients can’t afford the time for that kind of recovery, which is why Sculptra is such a great solution for them. Our Master Injectors are so precise in their delivery that the extent of your recovery could only be some very minor bruising. You can typically walk out of Azul and resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

Incredibly Natural-Looking
The most common concern we hear from people about having cosmetic procedures is that they worry their results will look somehow fake, or so incredibly obvious that everyone will know that they’ve had a cosmetic treatment. Generally, the quality of your results depends on the quality of your surgeon, and you’re in good hands with Dr. Flaharty and our Flaharty-trained Master Injectors.

One of the reasons people love Sculptra is because of its subtle results. With Sculptra, the full results take about six weeks. This is because your body engulfs the injected Sculptra molecules with newly formed collagen – and it takes about 6 weeks for the process to fully complete. For those wanting a subtle change, they love that every week they look a bit better than the week before, but not so different that anyone would notice from week to week!

Long Lasting
Because Sculptra stimulates your body’s own formation of collagen, the collagen stays with you for a very long time. Most patients receiving Sculptra, get multi-vial treatment the first time and then only a vial or so every 24 months or so.

We know there are a lot of people out there who are afraid of needles. For the most part, it’s more of a fear of pain. Thankfully, Sculptra is relatively pain-free. We use an anesthetic cream on your face before we inject anything, so you may feel nothing at all – or at most a small pinch.

As we get older, we often develop allergies that we didn’t have when we were younger. It’s really annoying to suddenly discover that you have a mild shellfish allergy, or that the cats and dogs you’ve loved all your life now make your eyes water. Some people who come into Azul with multiple allergies worry that they might have some reaction to the dermal fillers. Thankfully, as Sculptra is biocompatible, no allergy testing is required before treatment.

Some people feel weird about something artificial and fake being put under their skin. With Sculptra in particular, you don’t have to worry about that. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biodegradable substance that is easily reabsorbed by the body. This does mean that touch-up treatments are required, but you can have them without any concern that the fillers will be forever under your skin.

Stimulates New Collagen Growth
Sculptra doesn’t just fill out the hollows of the face; it also can have quite an effect on the skin above. We not only lose tissue and fat under the skin as we age, but we also lose collagen. This is what keeps our skin healthy and tight on our face. Without it, you can get some drooping. Sculptra stimulates new collagen growth, smoothing out the skin above and getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. If you really want to lose your wrinkles, you can combine Sculptra with Botox Cosmetic.

Few other non-surgical procedures can give you the incredible rejuvenating results of Sculptra. You’ll notice an improvement after just one treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about Sculptra, or any of the other dermal fillers we offer, you can check out our non-surgical cosmetic procedures. We also provide many surgical procedures at Azul, as well as the skincare treatments in our Medical Spa. To book an appointment or a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty, please give us a call at (239) 747-1148, or visit our website at There are so many reasons why we love Sculptra, and after your treatment, we think you will love it, too!

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