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Here, at Glow Up by Vanessa, we take pride in offering Sculptra injections, a cutting-edge filler that aims to revitalize your look and bring back your skin’s glow. Under the guidance of Vanessa, NP our clinic is committed to delivering customized solutions tailored to each individual’s needs. If you’re looking to enhance your beauty with lasting effects Sculptra could be the choice for you. Reach out to us today for information or schedule a consultation online. You can visit us at our Coral Way office.

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Meet Your New Beauty Partner, Vanessa

Vanessa Diaz de Arce, a certified nurse practitioner (AGNP, NP C) recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners brings more than ten years of experience to her practice. Focusing on treatments and procedures she places an emphasis on achieving facial balance. Vanessa recognizes the uniqueness of each person’s structure. Utilizes her considerable knowledge to target individual concerns. Her goal is to offer solutions that are not just effective but also designed to enhance the harmony of facial features while rejuvenating the skin. Reach out to Vanessa, NP at Glow Up by Vanessa, by calling 305-440-4011 to book your consultation and experience premier treatment from a highly skilled injector in Miami.

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What is Sculptra exactly?

Sculptra stands out as an FDA-approved treatment specifically crafted to address volume loss and aging signs. Unlike fillers that focus solely on smoothing wrinkles or plumping facial areas, Sculptra targets the root causes of facial aging. Its key component, L acid (PLLA) serves as a collagen booster by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. This process aids in restoring volume and enhancing skin firmness and structure over time.

The distinctive feature of Sculptra lies in its approach to aging therapy.

By providing outcomes by simply adding volume Sculptra focuses on enhancing skin quality and volume over the long term. Once injected into areas Sculptra starts working within the layers of the skin stimulating the production of collagen. This process of collagen renewal helps strengthen the skin’s structure, reducing lines and wrinkles, restoring facial contours, and promoting a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

How Does Sculptra Work?

The beauty of Sculptra lies in its ability to kickstart the body’s mechanisms. Upon injection Sculptra gets to work within the dermis—the layer of the skin—where it stimulates collagen production. As time passes and PLLA microparticles are absorbed, a foundation of collagen is formed, increasing volume and improving skin texture and firmness. This gradual process ensures results that not only look more natural but also endure longer than those achieved with conventional fillers.

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Where can Sculptra be used?

Here are some typical areas where Sculptra is applied.

Cheeks: Enhancing cheekbones and reducing cheeks to create a youthful look.
Nasolabial Folds: Addressing the lines, from the nose to the mouth’s corners by adding volume beneath the skin.
Marionette Lines: Softening lines from mouth corners towards the chin by increasing volume.
Chin: Improving proportions and facial balance.
Temples: Filling in temples for a balanced facial structure.
Jawline: Defining the jawline for a contoured and youthful appearance.
Chest: Enhancing chest wrinkles and crepiness through collagen stimulation.
Buttocks: Occasionally used for a non-surgical buttock lift adding volume, for a rounded look.

  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • Chin
  • Temples
  • Jawline
  • Chest
  • Buttocks

Advantages of Using Sculptra

Sculptra injections provide benefits for individuals seeking to refresh their appearance without resorting to procedures. Here are some key advantages.

Sustained Results: One notable advantage of Sculptra is how long its effects last. Traditional dermal fillers typically last for months to a year. Sculptra stands out by maintaining its effects for up to two years or more in many cases.

One of the benefits of Sculptra is its ability to provide an appearance. By stimulating your body’s collagen production the results unfold gradually over months resulting in an organic enhancement of skin quality and volume. Sculptra offers applications addressing cosmetic concerns ranging from deep wrinkles and folds to overall facial volume loss. It is especially effective in enhancing areas like the cheeks, chin and jawline.

Another advantage of Sculptra injections is the downtime involved. Most individuals can resume their activities after treatment making it a convenient choice for those leading busy lives. Known for its safety and biocompatibility, Sculptra is crafted from materials that are well-received by the body. When administered by professionals like Vanessa, NP it maintains a safety record.

Opting for Sculptra injections at Glow Up by Vanessa means more than undergoing a procedure; it signifies embracing a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation that aligns seamlessly with your body’s natural aging process. Our dedication to utilizing methods and individualized attention ensures that every client achieves outcomes tailored to their specific aesthetic objectives.

How Many Injections Are Required?

The number of Sculptra injections needed varies significantly from person to person depending on their structure, level of volume loss, and aesthetic aspirations. Typically patients may need three to four sessions spaced out over four to six weeks. This gradual approach encourages collagen stimulation and volume enhancement resulting in outcomes closely aligned with the client’s wishes. Vanessa, NP will craft a treatment plan during the consultation outlining the anticipated number of injections and sessions required for the best results.

How Long Does It Last?

One of Sculptra’s features is its longevity. Unlike fillers that offer temporary benefits lasting six months to a year, Sculptra can last up to two years or more in certain cases. This prolonged effect is attributed to Sculptra’s mechanism of action that boosts the body’s natural collagen production leading to enduring enhancements, in skin volume and elasticity.

It’s worth mentioning that outcomes can differ based on factors, like age, lifestyle, and skin condition. Regular follow-up sessions might be suggested to uphold the desired outcome over time.

Is It Suitable for Me?

Sculptra is great for those facing moderate loss of volume or wishing to tackle deep lines and wrinkles without opting for surgery. It suits skin types and age groups. However, the best way to determine if Sculptra is a fit for you is through a consultation with Vanessa, NP. She will evaluate your background, aesthetic objectives, and skin condition to provide a recommendation.

How It Stacks Up Against Others?

Unlike volume fillers, Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s collagen production for long-lasting enhancement. This method not only boosts volume but also enhances skin texture and firmness. While other fillers offer volume enhancement Sculptra distinguishes itself from fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse mainly due to its unique approach to advancing facial aesthetics. While Juvederm and Restylane rely on acid for volume boost and hydration, in specific areas Sculptra operates gradually over time by triggering the body’s natural collagen production process delivering gradual and authentic results.

Radiesse however serves as both a filler that adds volume and a stimulator of collagen. It differs from Sculptra in terms of its impact and the presence of calcium hydroxylapatite, in its composition. Unlike Juvederm and Restylane which typically last for a period, Sculptra’s effects can endure for up to two years or more often surpassing Radiesse’s longevity. This factor makes Sculptra an attractive choice for individuals seeking lasting and natural enhancements in volume and skin quality.

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What to Anticipate

Before the Procedure: Your initial consultation with Vanessa, NP will involve an evaluation of your structure, skin condition, and aesthetic objectives. This conversation will help customize the treatment plan to suit your requirements. Pre-treatment recommendations usually include avoiding medications or supplements that may heighten the risk of bruising.

During the Treatment: Sculptra injections are delivered to targeted areas using a needle. The process is relatively swift typically lasting around 30 minutes, with discomfort minimized through the application of anesthetics or ice. Vanessa’s expertise ensures that the procedure is both comfortable and efficient.

After undergoing the treatment: patients may experience swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites post-treatment which usually diminishes within a day. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure and high temperatures and to steer clear of physical activities for a brief period following the procedure. Patients are often advised to massage the treated areas to ensure the distribution of the product.

Timeline for Results

Initial improvements might be visible in weeks. Significant changes occur gradually in the months that follow as collagen production is stimulated. The complete effects of Sculptra are typically seen after the treatment session with enhancements in skin texture and volume over time.

Cost of Sculptra

The cost of Sculptra injections can vary based on the number of vials required and your individualized treatment plan. A single vial of Sculptra may cost between $750 and $1,200. Generally, the cost reflects both the quality of the product and its lasting results. At Glow Up by Vanessa during your consultation, we will provide you with a breakdown of costs tailored to your treatment approach. Our clinic is dedicated to transparency. Ensuring that our clients are well informed about every aspect of their journey.

The rising demand for cosmetic procedures has made Sculptra a popular choice among those looking to rejuvenate their skin without resorting to surgery.

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Natural Results That Make You Look Totally Gorgeous

At Glow Up by Vanessa, we are committed to offering top-notch care using advancements in medicine to help you achieve your desired results. If you’re eager to experience the effects of Sculptra injections we welcome you to reach out to us at Glow Up by Vanessa. Our skilled team, led by Vanessa, NP is ready to assist you at every stage of the process from your consultation to post-treatment support. You can find us at our Coral Way office proudly serving clients in Miami FL, Miami Beach FL, Coral Gables FL, North Miami FL, South Miami FL, and nearby areas. Explore how Sculptra can enhance your beauty and radiance while bringing out your glow. Contact us today for information or schedule a consultation online.


Before & Afters

Frequently Asked Questions

Sculptra FAQ

Sculptra consists of L acid (PLLA) a substance that is compatible, with the body and breaks down naturally encouraging the skin to produce collagen.

Results from Sculptra develop gradually. While some improvement may be noticed within a week the full effects usually become noticeable after months as collagen production is stimulated.

Most individuals report discomfort during Sculptra injections. Local anesthesia is commonly used to alleviate any pain during the procedure.

Using Sculptra under the eyes is generally discouraged due to the possibility of results or clumping. It is more suitable for areas needing volume restoration like the cheeks, jawline, and temples.

 side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, and sensitivity at the injection sites. These effects typically subside within a few days, to a week.

The number of sessions needed varies based on objectives and volume loss levels. Most patients typically undergo 2 to 3 sessions spread out over a few months. 

There is usually little to no downtime following Sculptra treatments. Patients can resume their activities after the procedure

Sculptra functions, by encouraging collagen production for lasting outcomes while hyaluronic acid fillers offer volume enhancement by directly filling in specific areas.

Unlike acid fillers, Sculptra cannot be reversed. Its effects naturally fade over time as the PLLA component is absorbed by the body.

Individuals with a history of allergies those allergic to any of the ingredients in Sculptra or individuals with skin infections, at the planned injection sites, should steer clear of undergoing Sculptra procedures

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Top Client Reviews

Simply the best! She takes her time, explains every step and makes you feel comfortable! I have the pleasure of being her patient and her student! She loves to teach and share her skills and techniques! You can definitely tell Vanessa loves what she does! Forever thankful! And she’ll keep me looking young and beautiful.


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I went in for tox and fillers for the first time almost 3 months ago. I have struggled with rosacea the last 4 years. No matter what I did the redness and swelling would not go away unless I took doxycycline. I noticed the last two months that my complexion has a normal skin tone and glow. I decided to google if tox and fillers help with rosacea and to my surprise I found an article that says it does help. I am beyond satisfied.


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Destiny Villarreal

Vanessa is nothing short of amazing! I am so glad I found her. She was patient, sat and carefully listened to what I was trying to achieve and has helped me achieve exactly what I wanted with little to no discomfort. The healing process is the easiest it has ever been for me no bruising, no lumps just pure plump! ♥️.


You have no idea how grateful I was for the music and the ‘Calm’ app and your gentle explanation. I’ve never had such a nice, informative, calm experience.

Jennifer G.

My experience with Vanessa was exceptional ! I felt super comfortable and at ease with her during my treatment . She was very informative and provided me with education and details every step of the way ! Last but not least this lady has such a gentle hand !!! No bruising or pain ! Definitely recommend her for all your aesthetic needs.

Jenn Roman

Vanessa is an amazing Nurse Practitioner injector I look up to. I recently had the pleasure of shadowing her during my training and I was very impressed by her knowledge, skills, patient interactions and professionalism. I definitely recommend her for any aspiring Nurse practitioner injector to learn more about aesthetics.

Valerie A., NP

After having a cyst removed from my chin 2 years ago, I would look at my chin and notice that loss of structure. I was very unhappy with the way that part of my chin looked. After having met with Vanessa and filling it with hyaluronic acid, I feel like no one would know.

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