Spring is almost here, and that means it will soon be time to dust off those sandals and wedges (or better still, buy some new ones!), dig out your anklets, and invest in a really good pedicure with a bright, warm-weather shade of polish. It all sounds good, but if you’re one of those people for whom the strappy summer shoe fashions cause more pain than pleasure, you may not be so thrilled with the re-emergence of summer’s less-than-supportive footwear.
Fortunately for you, there is a solution that will help your feet feel more comfortable, even in the flimsiest of sandals. It’s called Sculptra, and it’s a well-known dermal filler that’s been used for years to enhance cheeks and fill in facial depressions that can make people look old and worn long before their time.
More recently, Sculptra has been used to replenish the natural layer of cushioning on the bottoms of the feet to help eliminate the pain that comes from daily wear and tear. Here’s how it works:
When we’re younger, our feet have natural padding that helps keep them comfortable while walking or running. Most of this padding is located at the ball of the foot just below the toe line, an area that’s subjected to a lot of pressure day in and day out. Over time though, this natural padding begins to wear away. Thinning padding can be a result of weight gain, prolonged standing, years of heavy use and pressure, and the natural effects of aging that makes it more difficult for the body to replace and replenish this tissue.
Sculptra gives the bottoms of your feet the boost they need to stay cushioned and comfy no matter what. By injecting the filler into the areas of the foot that receive the most wear and tear, Sculptra provides a critical barrier between the bones of your foot and the surface you’re standing on. Unlike shoe inserts that can slip and slide, often resulting in significant irritation and inadequate cushioning, Sculptra stays put so it can provide that added layer of padding where it’s needed most.
Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable filler material derived from plant materials like tapioca or sugarcane. That means you don’t just get greater foot comfort – you also get the peace of mind from knowing the product you’re using has been FDA-approved and used for many years in cosmetic applications. Plus, Sculptra injections can last for months, so just one injection can enable you to enjoy a truly long-term solution for nagging foot pain.
So if the thought of slipping your feet into those barely-there summer sandals has you feeling down, take heart: All it takes is a quick call to our office to schedule an evaluation and learn more about how Sculptra can help your feet feel more comfortable all season long!