Sculptra: Now FDA Approved for Facial Cosmetic Use, Christine Hamori, MD, Adds Sculptra® Aesthetic to Injectible Offerings

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Sculptra Aesthetic restores lost volume in aging faces -- injectable actually helps rebuild collagen, benefits can last for years. Latest FDA-approved facial restoration treatment offered by Massachusetts plastic surgeon Christine Hamori, MD.

Sculptra may take several treatments, and results happen slowly over several months. But unlike some injectables that are temporary facial fillers, Sculptra actually helps restore lost collagen -- restoring the structure under the skin -- for smoother skin and fuller volume that can last for two or more years.

Dr. Christine A. Hamori, board-certified plastic surgeon, is pleased to announce the availability of Sculptra® Aesthetic, an FDA-approved injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Also known as "poly-L-lactic acid," it is synthetic, and biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body).

Sculptra Aesthetic is targeted for use in:

  •      Deep folds between the nose and the mouth, or, smile lines

     • Lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
     • Chin wrinkles.

According to Dr. Hamori, who treats patients in her Duxbury, Massachusetts, surgical practice on Boston's South Shore, "Sculptra may take several treatments, and results happen slowly over several months. But unlike some injectables that are temporary facial fillers, Sculptra actually helps restore lost collagen -- restoring the structure under the skin -- for smoother skin and fuller volume that can last for two or more years."

Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. And it has been used in Europe for facial cosmetic benefits for years. The FDA cleared Sculptra for cosmetic use on July 28, 2009. Side effects are minor. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used in patients who: are allergic to any components of Sculptra Aesthetic, have a known history of or are susceptible to scarring, have a skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area of the lip or in the skin near the eyes.

As with any facial fillers or cosmetic injectables, Sculptra should only be injected by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with specific training in administering Sculptra. Dr. Hamori will evaluate each patient as to whether they are a candidate for the treatment. Dr. Hamori has been chosen by Sculptra's U.S. distributor Sanofi-aventis U.S. to be a Sculptra physician trainer and will be attending an expert course in Los Angeles, CA, on September 25-26, 2009.

Dr. Hamori, is not only trained in using Sculptra to treat patients, she is also a recipient of the treatment. She had Sculptra injections two years ago, and her Sculptra before-and-after photos can be seen on her web site. Also see her blog: What's New in Plastic Surgery? for updates and news on Sculptra.

Christine A. Hamori, MD, is a board-certified, plastic surgeon who is recognized for her delicate skills in cosmetic enhancements that yield natural-looking results for a healthy, happy lifestyle. Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket, MA, she specializes in breast augmentation/implants, contouring/liposuction, face and neck contouring, facial fillers and Botox® and Dysport® (injectables).

Dr. Hamori's offerings also include the latest in non-surgical technologies such as Thermage™, GentleWaves®, VelaShape™ and more. A full list of available treatments is available on her plastic surgery web site.

Her office is located south of Boston, in Duxbury, Massachusetts a convenient location for persons living or traveling this fall to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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