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Dr. Mosser is proud to be a leader in therapy with Sculptra. San Francisco is one of the most popular areas for Sculptra use, and Dr. Mosser has performed literally hundreds of Sculptra injections to refresh and rejuvenate faces.
Youthful faces are full and round and soft, but the gradual loss of fat with age will take its toll with time. Considered by many to be the ‘next big thing’ in soft tissue augmentation, Sculptra adds volume to thin, aging faces. Sculptra works both by filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating your body to produce new collagen and soft tissue. This results in a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin. This can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra provides a gradual increase in skin thickness, which improves the appearance of the deeper folds and sunken areas. While the results of other fillers such as Restylane and Cosmoplast last only a few months, Sculptra can last two years or more because it causes the body to produce more of its own collagen. Other than short-term swelling and redness, side effects of the Sculptra procedure are minimal.
Sculptra is also used, and is FDA approved, for the facial wasting that occurs with some medicines used to treat the HIV infection. It can erase the gaunt facial appearance that for some has become an unsightly reminder of their condition. Dr. Mosser works closely with the Sanofi-Aventis company to provide financial assistance for HIV patients who qualify. Often, Sculptra can be acquired at no cost to the patient! This is potentially a savings of thousands of dollars for a full course of treatment with Sculptra. Bay Area patients from all around have benefited from this opportunity, so please feel free to call or schedule a consult with us for details on treatment for facial lipoatrophy.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has additional information on Sculptra on their site.