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Sculptra to Re-volumize Sunken Temples


image1Reducing the signs of aging from the face is a major part of aesthetic skin care. A wide variety of treatments are available to address the appearance of facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. One of the most effective non-surgical solutions for facial anti-aging is Sculptra. This is a poly-L-lactic-acid based advanced injectable facial filler, which can treat wrinkles and lines and also enhance facial volume. Specific conditions in cosmetic dermatology such as sunken temples can be treated effectively with Sculptra.

Sculptra is considered among the more powerful dermal fillers, which was approved by the FDA in 2004 for facial lipoatrophy treatment. Since then the treatment has been widely used with safe and predictable outcomes. Loss of volume in the temple region requires treatment with specialized cosmetic filler such as Sculptra in order to achieve significant results. Eminent dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides Sculptra injectable treatment to patients in Austin, TX and other areas.

Key Ingredient

The primary ingredient of Sculptra is polylactic acid. This substance has been used for over two decades in various surgical products, including absorbable stitches. Polylactic acid is a synthetic material that is designed to mimic a natural derivative produced by the muscles during exercise. One of the benefits of using synthetic-based Sculptra filler is that it does not require any prior allergy tests.

Suitable Candidates

Sculptra cosmetic dermatology filler may be suitable for most adults because it is based on biologically inert ingredients. However, if a candidate suffers from a skin infection, or is taking anti-inflammatory drugs, or those who have poor immune systems, should consult with their physician prior to seeking Sculptra treatment. Individuals seeking restoration of facial volume around the eyes, lips, and temples can benefit the most with Sculptra.


A dermatologist may recommend Sculptra to improve the appearance of sunken temples, cheeks or eyes. Studies have shown that patients who receive three to six treatment sessions with Sculptra injectable fillers experienced an average of 40% increase in facial volume. The results with Sculptra can last for up to two years, and the treatments can be repeated after that to extend the benefits.

Polylactic acid, the chief ingredient of Sculptra, has collagen building properties, which enables rebuilding of areas that have suffered volume loss. As the appearance of the face improves with the treatment, patients usually experience increased self-confidence and enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby locations for Sculptra treatment.

Liquid Facelift

Sculptra has been nicknamed ‘liquid facelift’ because of its ability to increase facial volume without surgery. It can fill up the hollowness in cheeks and temples, and restore definition to facial areas that have been drained of volume. It also helps to reduce the appearance of conspicuous facial folds and deep wrinkles.

In comparison to many other FDA approved facial anti-wrinkle treatments, results with Sculpta are more sustainable, natural looking, and longer lasting. Patients seeking a fuller, more youthful facial appearance, and in particular, looking to reduce the sunken look of the temples and cheeks may choose Sculptra.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

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