Many signs of aging on the face show up around the mouth. Bruno Plastic Surgery provides Sculptra® injections that can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles near the mouth.

Sculptra® injections contain poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen growth in the skin. Collagen keeps skin smooth and full and is produced naturally in the body. However, collagen decreases as we age, which results in wrinkles and sagging. As Sculptra® helps your body produce more collagen, you’ll begin to see smoother, fuller skin around the mouth that can last for up to two years.

Over many years of practice at Bruno Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anthony Bruno has heard the stories of patients who came to feel insecure in themselves due to the signs of aging on their faces. Wrinkles near the mouth can make people look older than they are, and this alone can discourage people from socializing with others as they once did.

Bruno Plastic Surgery helps with this by offering Sculptra® injections in NEPA. Learn more about this cosmetic procedure below.

What Is Sculptra® and How Does It Work?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a dermal filler that the Food and Drug Administration has approved for use as a cosmetic wrinkle treatment. Put simply, dermal fillers are malleable, gel-like substances that cosmetic surgeons inject into patients’ skin to fill out lines and wrinkles and generally add volume to the skin.

In the specific case of Sculptra®, once injected into the skin, the filler encourages the rejuvenation of collagen. This protein is found naturally in the body, but as it diminishes with age, a person’s skin can become loose, saggy, and wrinkled.

When a plastic surgeon injects Sculptra® into the face of a patient who wants to correct wrinkles and other lines around the mouth, the eventual results look fresh and natural and can last for up to two years.

Given that, Sculptra® injections have become a go-to procedure for people wanting to reduce or eliminate visible facial wrinkles and restore their self-confidence.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

Many patients who come to Bruno Plastic Surgery for Sculptra® injections in NEPA want to know what they can expect during the procedure itself.

To start, patients generally consult with Dr. Bruno to review their intentions and detail their medical histories and drug allergies. Once patients finalize the details with Dr. Bruno, the procedure is scheduled.

Before the procedure, Dr. Bruno will mark the areas of the patient’s face where the Sculptra® will be injected. Patients usually do not have to worry about any discomfort, since local anesthetics can be given for this.

Following the injections, patients are free to leave and go about their days. However, some patients develop mild side effects, such as swelling, bruising, redness, or itching at the injection sites. Ice packs and the avoidance of sunlight will help to manage these conditions.

Patients may see some results of the Sculptra® injections immediately afterward, but the substance can take months to plump up the skin to its greatest potential. The results of these injections usually last about two years before fading.

Call Bruno Plastic Surgery for Your Sculptra® Injections in NEPA

If you want supple, fresh skin and a younger-looking smile, call Bruno Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Anthony Bruno will perform your Sculptra® injections in NEPA and have you looking like a rejuvenated version of yourself.

Contact Bruno Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

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