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Dr. Mary Pentel of The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology is a dermatological professional who understands the importance of looking and feeling young in today's society. Patients in and around the Jacksonville, FL area are welcome to contact her practice to learn about solutions for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Using some of the most popular injectables, she can help patients achieve a more youthful appearance with dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and collagen stimulators. For patients with volume loss that results in skin laxity, collagen stimulators are often suggested. One of the most popular is Sculptra®.

Sculptra® is an injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid. This synthetic yet biocompatible polymer can be safely used to restore volume loss in areas of the face. It is non-allergic and FDA approved for cosmetic use. In fact, it has been used for many years as a surgical suture material. It works by stimulating the production of natural collagen in the skin, which can make it extremely useful for loss of cheek volume, lipoatrophy (facial fat loss), temple wasting, and for augmentation of the cheek around the nasolabial folds (also known as the laugh lines).

Because Sculptra® is a collagen stimulator it does take time to work. The body needs to produce new collagen before results are seen, so no immediate improvements are made. However, over the course of several months, correction will be noticed and optimal results achieved. Sculptra® is known to last two years and sometimes longer making it the ideal solution for patients seeking a more progressive, longer-lasting alternative to dermal fillers and neuromodulators.

Are you interested in learning more about Sculptra®? If so, now is the time to contact Dr. Mary Pentel at The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology in Jacksonville, FL to learn about the advantages of Sculptra® and about how it can dramatically reduce the signs of aging by adding volume and collagen to the skin. Our practice uses some of the latest technologies and techniques to turn back the hands of time for patients in the area who are ready to tackle fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity that can cause them to look and feel older than they really are! Call our office today to book a consultation appointment with our dedicated team of professionals.