Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue—for results that can last up to two years.
In layman’s terms, that simply means that Sculptra helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.
Sculptra is administered through injections over multiple sessions. The specific number of required sessions will vary from patient to patient.
Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to:
As the Sculptra PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
Unlike other treatment methods, such as fillers and creams, or even cosmetic surgery, Sculptra addresses the underlying source of facial aging. Rather than mask the visible signs of wrinkly skin, Sculptra eliminates wrinkly skin from its very foundations!
Ditch the chaotic and unsettling environment of traditional medical facilities, and come experience the Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery difference. Call us today to schedule an appointment and see if you are a candidate for Sculptra!
Unlike other facial aging treatment options, Sculptra is known for being slow and steady. Due to the fact that it does not simply mask the symptoms of aging, but rather restructures the composition of your skin to address the very root of the problem, results are slower than other methods, but they last significantly longer!
Sculptra is FDA approved and has been in use all over the world for over 23 years. It contains a synthetic material that is both biocompatible and biodegradable, and commonly found in dissolvable stitches. In other words, this synthetic material is slowly and naturally absorbed by the human body over time. It is completely safe to use and unless you suffer from any specific allergies.
Invasive anti-aging procedures require patients to be in optimal health. On the contrary, Sculptra can be easily and safely administered even in patients who suffer from chronic medical conditions. A proper evaluation is necessary in order to determine eligibility, but it is safe to use in the vast majority of cases.
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Sculptra is administered through direct injections over the course of multiple sessions. The cost of these injections varies, as does their total number.
Nonetheless, Sculptra is significantly more affordable than invasive, temporary anti-aging procedures!
And the best part? It treats the underlying cause of aging rather than mask its symptoms.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and see if Sculptra is right for you.
Unlike some traditional fillers, RHA® (resilient hyaluronic acid) is designed to adapt to the movement of your face for the ultimate natural yet dynamic look.
Trust Dr. Fredric Barr at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to execute your vision. Dr. Barr is one of the select few doctors approved to administer RHA® collection to patients, and he will make sure this cutting-edge procedure will give you the results you want.
RHA® uses the latest advancements in hyaluronic acid fillers. Your skin produces hyaluronic acid on its own, but with age, your skin may produce less and less of it. RHA® was designed to mimic the function of your natural hyaluronic acid as closely as possible by providing dynamic lift, fill, and smoothness to your skin.
RHA® differs from other hyaluronic acid fillers due to its mobile nature. It shifts with your skin as you speak, move, and express emotion. The goal of the filler is to offer the results you want in the most natural-looking way possible.
Note that RHA® is the first hyaluronic acid procedure to receive full FDA approval to treat dynamic wrinkles. If you’re looking for a final result that restores youth to your face without making it known that you’ve had work done, RHA® could likely be the treatment for you.
Dr. Barr has the expertise and artistic knowledge to help you get the most out of your filler. If the RHA® procedure interests you, contact our office today to learn more about requirements, benefits, scheduling, and more. We’re your destination for an RHA® plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach.
The following are some of the key reasons why RHA® is such a cutting-edge procedure and what distinguishes it from other treatments:
The RHA® in our gel filler undergoes an extraordinarily gentle refinement process before it’s administered. This refinement maintains more of the hyaluronic acid’s natural structure. The result is a hyaluronic acid serum that acts more like the chemicals already present in your skin.
Because RHA® works with your skin, not against it, it moves with your face (and any wrinkles) when you make a new expression. It minimizes the chances you’ll see any obtrusive effects that might affect the natural-looking results.
Developed by TEOXANE Laboratories in Switzerland, RHA® has been popular in Europe for several years but has only recently been approved for use in the USA. More than likely, this is the first time you’ve seen RHA® in West Palm Beach.
RHA® is not a cosmetic procedure designed to leave pronounced or exaggerated effects. It is intended to be subtle—almost unnoticeable, even to close friends—except for reducing dynamic wrinkles. While the smoothing results of RHA® will be noticeable immediately after the procedure, they will continue to settle and smooth out over time.
Some of the results you can expect to see from your RHA® injections are:
While RHA® is just one of the surgeries that we offer at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, if you’re looking for a subtle and youthful restoration with little downtime, natural results, and dynamic movement, then RHA® may be something for you to consider. The experts at our office will help you figure out which procedures might be best for you regarding your goals and budget.
As one of the premier destinations for cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery in West Palm Beach, we know our RHA® injections will be exactly what you’ve been looking for to restore your youthful glow.
To learn more about Dr. Barr, Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, and RHA® collection, contact us today at (561) 833-4122
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Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. For Example, when you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
These products may also be useful to treat excess sweating underarms, hands and or feet.
There is no product allergy testing required, however not advised during pregnancy or patients with neuro-muscular disorders.
In addition to the conditions Botox has historically been used to safely and effectively treat, new uses for Botox have emerged. Botox can be used to relax the muscles which cause vertical lip lines, neck bands, and gummy smiles; slim the jaw, and relax the jaw muscles causing TMJ (teeth grinding). In many cases, Botox is an alternative treatment to surgery or a more convenient way of addressing a concern. It is important to note these uses are not yet FDA approved and are used at the discretion of both the doctor and patient.
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Volbella is an injectable form of hyaluronic acid that is also found in the human body. Since Juvederm received its initial approval by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 as a treatment for eye muscle disorders, it has gained significant recognition and approval for a number of other uses. More…
It’s common for people to begin noticing wrinkles and fine lines on their faces over time. It’s also common for the cheek area to begin losing its youthful appearance and volume with age. More…
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that is used to reduce moderate to severe submental fat – more commonly known as a “double chin” – and to tighten and define the neckline. Kybella® is a formula that contains deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally produced in the body to break down and reabsorb dietary fat. More…
JUVÉDERM® XC works to instantly smooth moderate to severe wrinkles around your nose and mouth for up to one year with optimal treatment.
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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC works to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and improve the overall contour of the face.
What if you could experience facial rejuvenation without missing a day in your busy life? Juverderm Volbella XC is a popular dermal filler that thousands of men and women are affirming as their go to treatment for a more youthful appearance. Its popularity is attributed to the fact that it has restored the joy of mirror time once again for many individuals. So, if you have been wondering what all the buzz is about; here’s why. Volbella XC provides a softer more natural appearance by…
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Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural compound widely present in different areas of the body, including the neural system, connective tissues, and skin. It helps bind water to collagen, thus preserving skin moisture.
Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid production in the body slows down as we age. Together with the dwindling of collagen and elastin, this results in loss of moisture and volume and ultimately leads to the typical signs of aging: wrinkles, skin sagging, and loss of contour.
Restylane® injections treat wrinkles and sagging by giving the skin a hyaluronic acid boost and restoring moisture, firmness, and volume to strategic areas.
The Restylane® brand includes several products. The formulations are dermal filler injections based on hyaluronic acid, but each product targets a different treatment area. The Restylane® line includes:
The optimal Restylane® treatment depends on the designated treatment areas and patient goals. It’s best to schedule a consultation with an expert plastic surgeon for guidance on the best treatment to achieve your desired results.
Restylane® is FDA-approved for patients over 21. Over the past two decades, patients worldwide—and across West Palm Beach County—have enhanced their facial appearance with over 15 million Restylane® procedures.
This type of dermal filler gel treatment is generally considered very safe when an expert injector performs it. Side effects, usually minor and temporary, include pain, swelling, bruising, topical itching, and headache. The side effects should dissipate within 2-3 days. However, Restylane® isn’t a good fit for some patients, including:
Many patients worldwide choose Restylane® injectable dermal filler products for their multiple advantages, which include:
Restylane® dermal fillers act exactly like the hyaluronic acid the body produces naturally. The line’s unique formula allows it to achieve maximum effectiveness in restoring skin volume, smoothness, and elasticity.
The NASHA technology Restylane® uses results in a diverse, flexible line of products, each one with a different particle size for individually customized treatments.
Finer particles target tiny wrinkles and allow high-definition shaping. Medium-sized particles act on moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and laugh lines, and larger particles work on severe, multiple wrinkles and lines.
Different Restylane® products use patented formulations that give each product unique properties and make it a perfect fit for a specific area: the face, lips, or hands.
Many patients wonder how Restylane® performs compared to other injectable treatments like Botox and Juvederm. It is essential to know how each treatment works to understand the difference between these products and their expected outcome.
While Restylane® is an HA-based dermal filler, Botox injections use a botulinum toxin to treat skin wrinkles. Both procedures are effective and usually involve quick recovery and minimal disruption of the patient’s everyday activities.
However, while Botox mainly works on reducing facial wrinkles, Restylane® improves face and lip contouring. Restylane® also usually provides a longer-lasting effect compared to Botox.
Both Restylane® and Juvederm are HA-based dermal fillers. Both types of injections give comparable appearance improvement, but Restylane® treatments work particularly well on facial folds and marionette lines near the cheeks and nose.
Restylane® is a quick in-office procedure that involves little to no pain. The doctor will usually administer a topical anesthetic to minimize the patient’s discomfort and sanitize the injection sites before starting the injection process.
Depending on the scope of the procedure, the entire Restylane® treatment process takes between a few to 30 minutes. The patient should see an almost immediate effect.
Most patients recover quickly and can resume their normal activities shortly after a Restylane® treatment. Some swelling, bruising, redness, and localized pain are expected during the recovery process and should disappear within a few days.
Patients should call their doctor at once if they experience excessive pain, bleeding, an infection, or an allergic reaction.
“When will I need a repeat procedure?” is another common question patients ask before they walk out of the clinic. While individual results may differ, on average, the effect of a Restylane® treatment will last between 6 and 18 months.
How long the procedure’s benefits last may depend on the specific face or body treatment area, the number and volume of injections, and each patient’s metabolism.
Are you ready for a refreshed, rejuvenated look? Want to learn more about the benefits of our injectable treatments? Schedule a consultation at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, founded by Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Barr, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery leader, has served patients in Palm Beach County for over thirty years. At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, you can be sure of excellent results, safe procedures, and five-star service. To schedule a free consultation in West Palm Beach, FL, call (561) 833-4122 or fill out our contact form
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RADIESSE® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE® continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
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The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.
However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.
While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.
Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.
For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.
Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.