by Dr. Michael L. Maris, MD.
Sculptra the latest "new generation" of injectable filler type materials with incredible results.
Dr. Michael L. Maris, MD
Dr. Michael L. Maris, past president of Dallas Dermatological Society, received the American Cancer Society Award for organizing and im- plementing skin cancer screening project. Dr. Maris has also been listed in the "Best Doctors in America" in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,2004, DMagazine's "Best Doctors in Dallas" in 1999, 2000 & 2001, 2004, D Magazine Best Cosmetic Dermatologists in Dallas 2003, Consumers Research Council of America - "Best Physicians-Cosmetic Surgery" and received the Texas State Senate Recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of Dermatology in 2001.
Sculptra is a long lasting, synthetic injectable material, known as “poly-L-lactic acid”, a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that has bee widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. Sculptra is used to restore volume in areas of fat loss on the face. When we experience fat loss in the face, our skin can sag, look more wrinkled and sometimes give our cheeks a sunken-in look. Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin in these areas, and over time provides an increase in skin thickness as well as increasing the collagen layer. Visible results appear within the first few treatment sessions.
Initial reports indicate that the treatment effects can last two years and longer. Additional studies are being done to determine the effects after two years.
Patients love this treatment because they can return to their daily activities immediately afterward. Most patients require 3 treatments, performed a month, apart for optimal results.
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