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Christopher Chang MD

As you grow older, the gradual loss of collagen and elastin makes your skin seem gaunt and hollow, giving you an old, tired, and drawn appearance. Sculptra cosmetic injectables contain components that activate your body’s natural collagen production capacities, restoring youthful volume and contours to the desired areas.

Dr. Christopher C. Chang is one of the best providers of Sculptra in Washington DC and Maryland. He’s an exceptionally skilled facial plastic surgeon with a keen eye for aesthetic improvements and symmetry, making him the ideal choice for your volume restoration treatments. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang to discuss your Sculptra treatment options.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a popular collagen stimulator that restores your body’s natural collagen reserves to enhance volume in different parts of your face and body. Sculptra was originally formulated in 1999 to treat lipoatrophy (loss of facial volume) in individuals living with HIV. In 2014, it received FDA approval as a cosmetic injectable for facial volume and wrinkles.

How does Sculptra work?

The loss of facial volume occurs as a natural part of aging due to the gradual loss of your body’s collagen reserves. When you’re young, your body produces plenty of collagen to make your skin appear firm, taut, elastic, and wrinkle-free. However, your body’s collagen production capabilities slow down with age, leading to the loss of facial volume, wrinkles, and facial folds.

Sculptra is a dermal filler made of a popular collagen stimulator called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). When injected into the targeted regions, it makes your body produce more collagen, which, in turn, increases facial volume and smoothens wrinkles. Besides facial volume, Sculptra also has several off-label uses for buttock augmentation, cellulite correction, and the correction of wrinkles in different parts of the body.

What are the benefits of Sculptra?

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Quick and efficient in-office procedure
  • Activates your body’s natural collagen production
  • Restores lost facial volume
  • Tightens the skin tissues
  • Smoothens facial lines, wrinkles, and folds
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Enhances the buttocks, glutes, pectorals, biceps, thighs, etc
  • Treats wrinkles in different parts of the body
  • No major side effects
  • No downtime

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?

You’re a good candidate for Sculptra if you want to restore facial volume, minimize wrinkles, tighten your skin tissues, or reduce wrinkles in different parts of your body. However, you must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical and mental health, and with no active skin infections in the treatment areas. You should also avoid Sculptra if you’re pregnant, nursing, or consume anti-inflammatory drugs, blood thinners, and aspirin.

What happens during the Sculptra treatment?

Dr. Chang will carefully examine the treatment areas, review your medical history, and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine your candidacy for Sculptra. He’ll map the injection points on your body to guide the treatment, cleanse the treatment areas, and inject Sculptra into the strategically-chosen locations. The number of injections depends on your cosmetic goals. The entire process should conclude within 30 minutes.

What’s the recovery from Sculptra like?

You may experience mild bruising, swelling, redness, and irritation around the treatment sites a few days after the treatment. You can apply an ice pack to minimize the swelling. However, the side effects are mild, and you can resume all your daily activities and work immediately — no downtime.

How soon do I see the results from Sculptra?

Sculptra isn’t a filler, so you won’t see immediate results. Instead, Sculptra activates your body’s natural collagen production response, so the results will appear gradually over a few weeks as your body produces more collagen. As such, the results will start appearing in a few weeks and last for around 2 years.

If you’re interested in the restoration of facial volume or the augmentation of various body parts, please schedule an appointment with one of the best providers of Sculptra in Washington DC & Maryland today

Phone: (888) 413-3923 Hours: M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

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