Sculptra is an exciting liquid Dermal Filler that stimulates the areas of the body injected with it to renew its collagen production naturally. This bio-stimulatory function presents and provides natural-looking effects with continued, long-lasting results.
Injectable cosmetic filler
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is not a filler all on its own. Instead, it is an agent of stimulation to your body’s natural collagen-producing ability. For two years, your body will metabolize the Sculptra that has been injected and replace it with your natural collagen production. As we age, our body slowly decreases its production of collagen, a structural protein found in our connective tissue. Collagen is the substance that prevents premature aging; it gives our skin a healthy, plump, smooth appearance. Over time, we lose facial volume, resulting in sagging skin, hollows, fine lines, wrinkles, and an aged appearance. A practical series of Sculptra injections will assist your body in filling in its collagen-deficient areas – including scarring resulting from minor injuries or acne. Unlike traditional fillers, Sculptra doesn’t create a pillow-like effect beneath the skin’s surface. Therefore, patients will not experience puffiness or a “doughy” outcome. Best of all, the results will continue to develop for several weeks to months, giving a gradual return to a natural, healthy glow. Physician-formulated in 2004 for treating severe fat loss, Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable molecule, a substance similar in composition to dissolvable sutures that is harmless to the body and is easily broken down and absorbed. Using a proprietary blend of anesthetics, we employ a topical numbing agent on your skin before the injections. Aside from a numb sensation, there is very little to no discomfort without the need for invasive plastic surgery or liposuction.
Sculptra is highly effective for use in treatment areas, including:
- Face – forehead wrinkles, smile lines, sagging jowls/jawline, sunken cheeks, sunken temples, crow’s feet, and acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Hip dips
- Sagging knees
Thinner patients, older patients, and patients who exercise rigorously may require extra Sculptra injected or additional treatment sessions. Typically, patients require a minimum of three treatment sessions for several months. The number of these injection sessions and the duration of time between treatment sessions vary from person to person. It is expected that within 4-6 months of treatment, you will see the full cosmetic benefit of your Sculptra injections. Sculptra patients are advised to refrain from alcohol, blood thinners, aspirin, multivitamins, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other herbal supplements that can cause bleeding or bruising for at least one week before your procedure. We strongly recommend taking oral Arnica Montana before and after you receive Sculptra treatment to minimize bruising afterward and quicken healing. The most important aftercare is known as the “Rule of 5’s” – all patients are strongly advised to massage the treated area five times a day, for five minutes per massage, for five consecutive days. Massaging the treated area prevents nodules from forming and keeps the Sculptra particles dispersed in the affected tissue. This will prevent too much collagen from forming in the area treated. You can resume regular activity directly after your Sculptra treatment. For those who choose to do so, makeup may be applied immediately after treatment.
Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is not recommended for keloid patients with a history of hypertrophic scarring. Patients who suffer from autoimmune problems or are immunocompromised, including conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Lupus, or vasculitis, are not candidates for Sculptra. For those who are or may become pregnant, who are breastfeeding, or under the age of 18, Sculptra is not advised.
Prices and Packages
You’ll see the peak results within three to four months after treatment.
You’re an excellent candidate if you’re concerned with hollowness and volume reduction caused by aging or weighing less. We’ll provide you with a complimentary consultation before treatment to ensure that this treatment is right for you.
The results last up to three years.
Yes. Bruising can occur after the treatment. This symptom subsides within a few days.
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