Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers Sculptra treatments to enhance the overall appearance and volume of the face. Sculptra is an FDA-approved synthetic facial filler that has a long history of safe and effective results. It is an ideal product for patients who wish to increase fullness in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the mouth, and lips. Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando recommends Sculptra because of its long-lasting benefits and stunning results. Sculptra treatments produce a natural, beautiful contour that shaves off years of aging wrinkles. Dr. Soto’s patients have reported time and time again how much they enjoy their outcomes with Sculptra.
During a Sculptra treatment session, the injection sites are marked, and the filler is injected directly into the problematic areas. The product is delivered through a fine needle, and multiple layers are injected gradually until the desired contour has been achieved. The treatment is pain-free; although a numbing cream is usually applied first to reduce any discomfort from the needle. A Sculptra treatment session lasts around 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated and the extent of the cosmetic issues. On average, 2 to 3 injections spaced a few weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"After 6 weeks, I am officially cleared. Dr. Soto did an amazing job. I chose Dr. Soto because I loved how the scars would look on other patients. I know it's weird to say scars look good but they do, or you can barely see them. Everyone, like friends and family members, love the way my breasts look natural. Dr. Soto is the best plastic surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone. I also love the staff. They are super sweet, professional, and caring. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of, and that is what patients look for. Thank you so much for all of your time and amazing work."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 29, 2017
"Five Stars - Dr. Soto is a miracle worker. I had put a lot of hard work into losing weight and being happy with my body but I could not get my stomach where I wanted it. Dr. Soto sculpted my body and gave me a stomach that I did not think was possible. Dr. Soto and his staff made me feel like family. They are experts and have the best bedside manner. I have enjoyed every minute of the experience. For the first time in my life, I am proud of my body and ready to show it off! Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 19, 2017
"Five Stars - Dr. Soto is a miracle worker. I had put a lot of hard work into losing weight and being happy with my body but I could not get my stomach where I wanted it. Dr. Soto sculpted my body and gave me a stomach that I did not think was possible. Dr. Soto and his staff made me feel like family. They are experts and have the best bedside manner. I have enjoyed every minute of the experience. For the first time in my life, I am proud of my body and ready to show it off! Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 18, 2017
"Wow, is what sums up my experience and results with Dr. Armando Soto. I went into his office looking to have a breast augmentation. After doing some research and visiting other doctors, I decided to go with Dr. Soto, which was the best decision ever! Dr. Soto was honest and made me feel comfortable from the start to post surgery. I asked for natural looking breasts and Dr. Soto exceeded my expectations. I was confident before but now I am even more confident and feel sexier. I cannot thank Dr. Soto enough for his great work! I would definitely recommend Dr. Soto to anyone."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 18, 2017
What to Expect
Sculptra is a nonsurgical treatment and does not require any downtime for patients. After treatment, patients will be slightly red and swollen where the injections occurred, but this goes away within a few hours. Patients can resume their normal routine right after treatment, but should refrain from any strenuous activities for the first 24 hours. It is advised to not apply any pressure to the face, and to sleep upright the first evening following treatment. The results are evident immediately after treatment, but it could take several weeks for the optimal results to become visible.
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Sculptra is synthetic based and approved by the FDA. It has been tested extensively and has been proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic use. It utilizes processed poly-L-lactic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in humans, so rejection to the product is rare. Temporary side effects include mild swelling and bruising, and possible pain and redness around the injection sites.
There are a number of injectable derma fillers available on the market today. Each has a specific benefit to resolve facial wrinkles. There are also muscle relaxers, such as BOTOX, that patients can consider. While the results may appear similar, the difference lies on the approach each treatment takes to produce a smooth, wrinkle-free result. The doctor will be able to recommend the best approach once the facial condition is evaluated during the initial consultation.
As wrinkles and creases are typical with aging candidates, anyone who needs volume may be a candidate for a Sculptra treatment. Statistics show that the most common age groups who seek this treatment are those between 30 to 55 years old. The younger age group may seek treatment due to premature skin aging caused by personal habits or environmental factors such as extreme sun exposure.
The advantage of Sculptra over other derma fillers is that the results typically last up to 2 years. Naturally derived derma fillers only lasts 6 months up to 1 year. The treatment may be repeated as soon as necessary.
Sculptra is commonly injected into the subdermal layer into the chin, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It may also be used on the mid-face section for augmentation. It is a common filler that surgeons use to achieve a “liquid facelift.”