Milford, PA – July 3, 2018
A cosmetic filler approved to correct facial wrinkles and folds actually does much more. Sculptra works beautifully when injected off the face to boost sagging buttocks, rejuvenate veiny hands and smooth bumpy cellulite.
Who knew? Sculptra, a popular cosmetic filler approved to correct facial wrinkles and folds, also is a nonsurgical option for a butt lift and other off-the-face procedures. “Sculptra works beautifully when injected off the face to boost sagging buttocks, rejuvenate veiny hands or smooth bumpy cellulite,” according to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley. Dr. Buckley, Medical Director at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn., recently posted before and after images on Instagram (@milford.md) and Facebook, showcasing how Sculptra injections can rejuvenate body parts without surgery or downtime.
In MilfordMD’s social media post, in addition to seeing the procedure being performed you learn that the patient requested very subtle, natural-looking results, for which only 8-vials were used.
Unlike popular hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra is injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material used safely for years in things such as dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe to use in the body. Once injected, the body naturally absorbs Sculptra and begins to replace lost collagen at the treatment site. “Sculptra’s collagen-building ability is what makes this cosmetic filler a natural for both on and off-the-face applications,” Dr. Buckley says. “It slowly and seamlessly plumps areas like the buttocks, giving it a more youthful look. Sculptra injections also help to soften the backs of the hands, making veins and wrinkles less visible.”
And Sculptra injections last, according to Dr. Buckley. “Results can last two years and more,” he says. Treatment with Sculptra filler on areas other than the face is an off-label use of Sculptra, meaning the FDA has not yet approved the filler to cosmetically augment the buttocks, backs of hands or for other indications. Still surgeons around the world and in the U.S. report patients are embracing Sculptra injections to achieve many of their cosmetic goals and to avoid surgery.
The Aesthetic Channel, an online publication for cosmetic surgeons in the U.S., published an article on Sculptra, where the cosmetic surgeons interviewed discuss several uses for the filler, including to smooth the bumpiness of cellulite and to emphasize muscle definition. One surgeon said he uses Sculptra in men to create fuller, shapelier calves, pectoral muscles, butts and biceps. Final results take about three to nine months, and the nonsurgical approach avoids the need for implants. The same surgeon also uses Sculptra to treat cellulite in the butt and thighs.
“In essence, Sculptra injections help to plump areas of the body that due to aging have lost their softness and contour. Another area in which the filler works is to soften the décolletage, which tends to become bony looking and wrinkled with time,” Dr. Buckley says.
Despite its benefits, Sculptra isn’t for everyone, Dr. Buckley says. It’s not a quick fix as it takes the body time to make new collagen, he says. “It’s important that patients get their injections from experienced providers,” Dr. Buckley says. “Sculptra requires a unique injection approach and treatment with the filler should only be done by trained, very experienced physicians.”
About MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center:
The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic surgery and aesthetic skin care. In addition to its AAAHC nationally accredited surgical center and extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD offers physician designed skin care products for home use. Milford Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments performed by Board Certified Physicians, Richard E. Buckley, M.D. and Marina Buckley, M.D.
MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is located at 303 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337. Tel: (800) 664-1528. For real patient video testimonials, visit our MilfordMD YouTube channel.