As we age, our faces lose volume due to fat atrophy and collagen loss. This causes drooping of the lower facial tissue, creating a squaring effect which makes our faces look heavier and older. By replacing the lost volume, the face is lifted and a more youthful appearance is achieved. It is possible to reverse these changes by using a volumizing injectable filler such as SCULPTRA®. Unlike injectables that fill in lines, SCULPTRA® improves contours of the face by replacing lost volume in the tissues under the skin. The result is a more youthful face with smoother contours.
The Martin Center is a member of the SCULPTRA® Preferred Partnership Program with Platinum Member status. With over 4000 providers in the United States, The Martin Center is one of only twelve Platinum providers in the southeast. This makes The Martin Center one of the most experienced injectors of SCULPTRA® in the country.
SCULPTRA® is a synthetic injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable sutures and soft tissue implants.
SCULPTRA® is injected into the facial tissues for correction of drooping of the face caused by facial aging and fat loss (lipoatrophy). SCULPTRA® has been clinically proven to be an effective, well-tolerated, and long-lasting treatment for the signs of facial lipoatrophy. The FDA has agreed that the results of the treatments can last up to 2 years.
SCULPTRA® stimulates the production of your own collagen which provides a gradual, natural-looking, youthful appearance. SCULPTRA® presents an exciting option in that it produces an immediate effect with just one treatment, however, for best results a series of 2 to 3 treatments, spaced 8 to 12 weeks apart provides the best results.
Treatments are administered in the office, using topical and local anesthesia. Recovery time is usually 1 to 2 days and side effects may include temporary bruising, slight swelling, redness of the injection site and possibly a small nodule under the surface of the skin that should resolve with gentle massage.
It is important to remember that the long term effects of this treatment are due to production of collagen by your body in response to the placement of the SCULPTRA® product. This collagen replenishment takes place over a period of several months resulting in a progressive improvement in your face while avoiding a sudden drastic change in your appearance. This gradual improvement in your appearance will make your friends wonder what you do to look so good. The skin will be brighter and more luminescent. The results of the treatments should last about two years.
All videos, photographs, and testimonials present possible results. There is no guarantee that your results would be the same, as individual results will vary.
For questions or to schedule an appointment:
The Martin Center
4621 Morrison Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 344-1622 Fax