By Mary Brooks, APRN, Couture Med Spa Winter Park

We all want to be able to feel confident with the way we look as we get older. In fact, we want to feel so confident that we can say, “My favorite age is now.” But with sagging and wrinkling skin, that can feel impossible. 

Thankfully, Couture has yet another service to help you look and feel your best: Sculptra Aesthetic. This innovative technology is very popular for those looking for natural anti-aging solutions. As a specialist, I decided to try it myself!

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment option for people who want to look and feel younger with natural-looking results. Sculptra is an injectable substance (poly-L-lactic acid) that works differently from hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm or Restylane

Rather than functioning to increase volume by filling in the area with a substance that the body eventually breaks down and eliminates, Sculptra increases volume and minimizes wrinkles and lines over time by stimulating the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. Sculptra improves the inner structure of the skin which also leads to a more natural, youthful appearance without ever looking overdone!

Where is Sculptra used?

Sculptra is usually injected into the temples, cheeks, and jawline. These specific areas are most prone to volume loss as we age, causing an “older” appearance including sagging skin and jowls, flattened cheeks, diminished jawline, and hollow temples.  The treatment consists of a series of 3, 6 weeks apart.

My Personal Sculptra Experience

Before being injected, I had a consultation with the provider to ensure that I was a good Sculptra candidate.  Due to the hollowing of my temples and some minor volume loss in my cheeks, we decided that Sculptra was the better and longer-lasting option.

After several photos of my face were taken at different angles, the medical assistant applied numbing cream to my temples, cheeks, and jawline. After numbing for about 15 minutes, the assistant removed the numbing cream and the provider wiped my face with alcohol swabs.  The provider applied ice to my temple first for a little added numbing effect and injected the first syringe right into my temple, which felt and sounded like it was going into my brain (obviously it is not going into the brain, as it is protected by our skull). 

Next, the provider moved down to my cheek and injected right along my cheekbone, and then fanned the product right at the apex of my jaw.  The procedure itself was very quick once the provider started injecting.  

Post Procedure and Sculptra Results

After the injections were finished, the medical assistant started massaging each area that was treated with some arnica gel using moderate pressure for 5 minutes to help with bruising and swelling.  The aftercare included massaging the treated areas for 5 minutes a day, 5 times a day, for 5 days straight. The massaging is done to break up the product and prevent nodules as well as to help the collagen production in your skin.  

I had minimal bruising, but I was a little sore the day of my treatment and the day after.  This was my third treatment. I am extremely happy with my results!  I feel like it looks very natural and it has given me a more youthful appearance. 

Ready to take the first step toward feeling confident about how you look? Call us for a consultation! 


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The year 2020 has been stressful and crazy for many people with the global pandemic, job losses, and the 2020 elections. It is no wonder why people are jumping into the holiday spirit even sooner than before to bring a little bit of happiness and cheer into this “bah humbug” of a year. 

Here at Couture Med Spa, we want to let Christmas come early and allow you to pamper yourself with some self-care before the holidays. We offer various services that will enable you to indulge in yourself (because you deserve it) before the holidays. So why wait for Santa to bring you Christmas joy when Couture Med Spa can right now?!

#1 | Facials

If there is any service that we offer that allows clients to have some self-care before the holidays, our facial services would be it.

Our two licensed estheticians’ facial experience will enable clients to escape reality and relax while cleansing and restoring the skin. Our Fire and Ice Facial is a client favorite. This facial invites you to relax and enjoy a much-needed facial massage while giving your skin the attention it deserves. It also provides enzymatic exfoliation that leaves the skin smooth and rejuvenated. 

Following the enzyme is a cooling hydrating masque that calms and soothes this skin while adding much-needed hydration leaving the skin with a long-lasting glow. 

#2 | Neurotoxin & Filler Injections

Stress over the past year has given us all those unwanted lines and wrinkles on our faces. Let Couture Med Spa help erase those worry lines before those holiday family photos and get-togethers. 

Treat yourself to some Botox and Dysport that will help smooth those unwanted aging lines and allow you to feel the best version of yourself. 

Also, if you have that special someone to meet under the mistletoe Couture Med Spa can make sure your lips are ready for that special “Kysse” with our line of Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Fillers are a great way to enhance your natural beauty with a slight plump bringing you more holiday cheer. 

#3 | Vanquish & Emsculpt 

‘Tis the season to get you back on track after this year-long quarantine! 

Couture Med Spa offers brand new FDA-approved fat burning technology that can make your quarantine weight start to fall off even before the new year! Our new Emsculpt promotes powerful muscle contractions (that we cannot physically perform) to improve muscle tone and strength of different body areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and calves. It can also enhance the tone and firmness of the muscles in your arms. 

Vanquish is another new treatment that Couture Med Spa offers that uses a high-frequency electromagnetic field to destroy fat cells. Both new technologies have been a client favorite, so why wait until the new year when you can get started with Emsculpt or Vanquish now!

#4 | Medical Grade Products

Couture Med Spa offers various medical-grade products that clients can purchase to get that luxurious spa experience in the comfort of their home. 

Who doesn’t want a nice warm bubble bath and medical grade products to relax and destress after wrapping all those Christmas presents or having the in-laws in town? 

Couture Med Spa offers clinically proven medical grade products such as the lightweight and concentrated Retinol Serum that will treat the look of discoloration on the face, soften lines and wrinkles, decrease pore size, eliminate blemishes, and help with uneven skin tone. Starting a Retinol Regimen before the holidays will allow your skin to start going through the skin rejuvenation process sooner for some self-care that will get you glowing for those holiday photos or Zoom calls.

#5 | Membership 

Treat yourself or a family member with the gift of giving all year with Couture Med Spa’s Black Diamond Membership. For just $199 a month, you’ll receive the ultimate self-care treatments that keep on giving even after the holidays. 

Clients with the Black Diamond Membership can receive 13 different spa services at a great monthly rate. The Black Diamond membership includes: 

  • A Couture Facial every month 
  • A B12 fat burning and metabolism boosting injection
  • A session of our new Vanquish fat-burning treatment
  • Two laser hair removal treatments
  • Two fractional laser treatments
  • Two intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatments
  • Two tattoo removal treatments
  • Two vein removal treatments
  • & Discounts on all of our medical-grade products as well as Botox and filler. 

Clients who have memberships also get to treat themselves to our newest FDA-approved technology. This Emsculpt machine allows them to treat fat while burning muscle at a discounted member rate as a membership add-on. 

Don’t just settle for one treatment, gift yourself a year of self-care with the Black Diamond membership. Call to set up a complimentary consultation at any of our three locations in Ocoee, Oviedo, or Winter Park. 

We look forward to seeing you and bringing some early holiday cheer because you deserve it!