Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that works as a facial volumizing agent to restore lost volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It is biocompatible and provides a gradual, yet significant improvement in skin thickness and reduces the appearance of facial lines and folds. Unlike other “fillers”, the response slowly builds over time instead of degrading over months. The results are a more natural look that may last up to two years. Sculptra® is FDA. Approved.
There are many reasons to undergo Sculptra® Aesthetic rejuvenation, including:
- For the increase of facial fullness in a gaunt, older appearance
- For the improvement of facial creases and wrinkles
- To match a fit physique with a more youthful face
- For the improvement of facial lipoatrophy due to certain medical issues
Before and After
Where is Sculptra® Aesthetic used?
Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, areas of excessive fat loss, hollows and depressions. Areas that can be treated include the temples, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin and mid-face. Sculptra is not used around the eyes or around the mouth.
Am I an ideal candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic?
There are people that work out and are in great shape; their bodies are physially fit but their slim physique leaves little fullness or fat on their face. This is the ideal patient for Sculptra® Aesthetic. Exercise may actually increase the response to this product and we encourage this starting the day after the procedure. This treatment can also be a nice temporizing, stepping stone prior to a face lift. Sculptra Aesthetic is not recommended in pregnant or nursing women, or patients with poor medical health. It is also not ideal in smokers.
What will the Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment be like?
During your consult, we will assist you in developing an individualized treatment plan that best suits your cosmetic goals. Sculptra® Aesthetic is administered through multiple tiny injections into the skin. To assist in your comfort during the procedure, local anesthetic may be applied to the area to be treated, as well as ice following your procedure. Massage to the areas and exercise are critical to the success of the product.
What should I expect following the Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment?
Following the procedure, the injection site may feel overly full. Temporary swelling, redness, discoloration, or itching may be experienced at the injection site and usually lasts less than a week. A risk of infection also exists as with any injection procedure. Placing an icepack over the swollen area may control any swelling. For 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol and sun or heat exposure. You may need 3 to 5 treatments which build upon each other and initially you may not see much response until the second or third treatments.
Is Sculptra® Aesthetic safe? Are there any side effects?
Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.
Are the results from Sculptra® Aesthetic immediate?
Because Sculptra Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, it can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years. Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra Aesthetic regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects, with an average of 3 treatment sessions, over the course of a few months. And because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
How long does the Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment last?
Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable with results that can last up to 2 years* after your last treatment. (*Individual results may vary.)
How do I know if Sculptra® Aesthetic is right for me?
If you want subtle yet noticeable results, Sculptra Aesthetic may be right for you. Sculptra Aesthetic is injected beneath the skin and works to gradually replace lost collagen, targeting the underlying cause of the signs of facial aging, for results that can last up to 2 years.
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