Sculptra is a volumizing filler used to restore fullness to medium or deep facial wrinkles.
As a collagen stimulater, Sculptra helps to minimize facial wrinkles by rebuilding and reinforcing your skin’s structural foundation. By stimulating growth of your own natural collagen, Sculptra treats the underlying causes of facial aging to restore a refined youthful appearance.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. Our skin strength, elasticity and fat volume decrease, changing the shape and appearance of our face. Loss of facial volume is seen in facial folds, lines or wrinkles. Sculptra, a bio-stimulator, is injected deep in the dermal layer of skin, reinforcing the skin’s structure and stimulating collagen. The collagen production improves gradually over time, restoring volume and giving you a more natural youthful look.
Sculptra is made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a synthetic form of lactic acid. Your body gradually absorbs Sculptra while stimulating the production of collagen. Because Sculptra builds upon the skin’s structural support, multiple treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Results from Sculptra can last two years. Other facial fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body. Treatment results from facial fillers are immediate and last six to twelve months depending on the filler.
Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. The area will be cleansed with an antiseptic. Using an ultra-fine needle, Sculptra is injected in small amounts within the identified treatment area. Following the injection, the treated area is gently massaged to distribute the product evenly.
On average, a person will need three Sculptra treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Prior to the treatment, you will discuss your goals with one of our experienced injectors. The number of injections is dependent on the type of improvement desired and the treatment plan outlined by the injector.
Because Sculptra stimulates the production of collagen, results are gradual and improve over time. The treatment plan generally requires three or more appointments over a course of several months, the full effect is not immediate. In some individuals it may take six to nine months for overall improvement. Results can last two to three years.
Sculptra is an excellent treatment option for individuals with hollowness or loss of facial volume due to aging or weight loss. Sculptra can be used to help improve the deep folds between the nose and mouth (smile lines), the lines that frame the mouth (marionette lines), and hollowness in the cheeks or temples.
You can resume your normal activities after a Sculptra treatment. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising which can be treated with small ice packs. In some patients, massage to the treated area is recommended. The aesthetic injection specialist will provide additional information if massage is advised.