Sculptra for Men NYC
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable liquid that counteracts the loss of fat tissue beneath the skin. As a man ages, he loses natural collagen—the main structural protein found in the body. The way Sculptra works is by kickstarting the skin’s collagen regeneration system, essentially rebuilding facial cells and tissue. The injectable is comprised of Poly-L-Lactic Acid—essentially a synthetic form of lactic acid which, like collagen, is produced by the human body naturally—only during intense exercise.
Sculptra for men is FDA-approved and is best administered by a male aesthetics specialist and board-certified surgeon. Dr. Steinbrech is male aesthetics expert with over 20 years of experience, and is currently accepting Sculptra consultations through the Male Plastic Surgery NYC website or by calling the office at (646)480-7750.
Is Sculptra Right for You?
Sculptra works to counteract the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, facial indentations, wrinkles and more. The most ideal candidates for Sculptra include men who are most concerned with the aforementioned conditions, most specifically a loss of volume due to aging or excessive weight loss. Patients are typically middle-aged, however, individuals of all ages experience a decrease in collagen and fat tissue of the face. Though the treatment is non-invasive, it will still require a consultation to be sure it is right for you.
The most common uses of Sculptra include:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Cheek augmentation
- Correction of the temporal hollows (depression in the area between the end of your eyebrow and hairline above the ears)
- Thickening thin skin
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra replaces facial fat loss, which occurs as a natural result of the aging process. The injectable acts as a powerful collagen stimulator for the face, resulting in greater skin thickness along the cheeks and midface region especially. Depending on the area of focus and the required amount of Sculptra vials, male patients can expect injections to take roughly between 15 to 45 minutes on average. The Sculptra injection is made right in the dermal layer of the skin, and results in male patients will begin immediately but will take several months to fully develop (as new collagen forms).
Dr. Steinbrech will make some initial marks on the skin with an eyeliner pencil to identify the points of injection. Then the liquid itself is injected into the target area via an ultra-fine needle with minimal discomfort. At the end of the treatment, Dr. Steinbrech may massage the treatment area to avoid any further discomfort or irregularities. In certain critical areas, namely the cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. Steinbrech will inject local anesthesia to prevent any potential bruising.
Results & Recovery Time
While it is common to experience mild redness or minor swelling immediately following Sculptra injections, these symptoms disappear in just a few days. Unlike more invasive surgeries, most male patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment (with perhaps a 24-hour delay in strenuous physical activity to decrease the likelihood of post-treatment bruising). It is advised, however, that patients avoid medications or supplements that can act as a blood thinner for the first 48 hours. It is advised that male patients use ice packs for the first day if any discomfort persists. Sculptra results typically lasts for up to 2 to 3 years.
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