Dr. Krista Archer ‘Cushions’ Feet with Dermal Filler

Dr. Krista Archer ‘Cushions’ Feet with Dermal Filler

NEW YORK — Jan 28, 2013 — Ball of foot pain is a very common discomfort. There are several reasons why a person may experience pain in this area, and there are multiple ways to treat the specific cause of pain. ‘Where indicated, the addition of an injectable dermal filler called Sculptra to the bottom of the foot provides immediate and lasting relief,’ states NYC podiatrist Dr. Krista Archer. Sculptra, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is an FDA approved injectable dermal filler which is most commonly used in the face. However, Dr. Archer has found great success with using it in the foot to replace volume where it has been lost and to pad painful bony prominences. The desired ‘cushioned’ effect with Sculptra is achieved after 2 or 3 visits. Pain is often dramatically reduced, and patients are able to immediately walk out of the office with little to no discomfort. This improves both the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.

Ball of foot pain, or metatarsalgia, is a general diagnosis for this pain. Over time the fat pad that protects the foot thins and moves out of place. This can cause pain and sometimes a burning sensation while walking, especially as heel height increases. Calluses usually develop on the soles of the feet, especially under the heels or balls of feet.

Other causes of metatarsalgia need to be ruled out at the initial visit and exam. Sculptra is injected into the foot where the fat has been lost, restoring padding and relieving pain. The best advantage of using Sculptra over other dermal fillers is that it induces collagen to grow, and can last for more than one year.

Dr. Archer is committed to providing pain relief and solutions to foot problems associated with plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, heel pain, bunions, corns, calluses, and foot and ankle arthritis. She also recently created and launched her own line of ARCH skin products, which use natural ingredients to heal, moisturize, protect and refresh feet. ARCH by Dr. Krista Archer is available for purchase online and in select stores.

For more information, you can call (646) 484-5185, visit Dr. Krista Archer’s website at http://www.drkristaarcher.com, “Like” her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/drkristaarcher or email info@drkristaarcher.com

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