What is Sculptra ® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique FDA approved dermal filler made of a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic polymer, called Poly-L-Lactic acid. Sculptra® is specifically designed to work deep within the dermis by stimulating your natural ability to produce collagen to restore lost volume in your skin. Through a series of 3 to 4 treatments, your body gradually and naturally absorbs the PLLA filler revitalizing elasticity as new collagen is created, and over time bringing subtle youthful volume to reinforce areas of the face where prominent wrinkles, sagging, hollowing, or flattening of skin appear. Sculptra® provides a strong and healthy structure to the skin and can last up to 2 years.
Is Sculptra® Aesthetic right for me?
The ideal candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic, is someone with a healthy immune system who is looking to improve mild to moderate facial wrinkles and restore fullness without an “overdone” look. Sculptra® works over time and takes several months to reach desired results. As the natural production of collagen is increased, the skin’s texture, complexion and appearance improve. The process of rebuilding back volume takes more time, but over time is more cost effective with longer lasting, natural-looking results.
What should I expect?
Initially your free consultation will include identifying your target goals and creating a plan for your treatment. Areas to focus on include flat and sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, sunken temples, thin chin, and boney jawlines. Sculptra® treatments should be spaced 4 weeks apart. The first treatment will give you an idea of the fullness that will follow after 8 to 16 months, though as your body absorbs the filler, the fullness of the first treatment is temporary. Clients can return to their daily activities, with no downtime. You may experience mild bruising, redness and slight swelling at the injection site. These side effects will resolve within a week, and you may have tenderness and itching at the injection site as well. The Sculptra® Aesthetic filler is prepared and mixed prior to your visit, which also includes a lidocaine to help curve pain during the procedure. Avoid use of agents that can thin the blood such as Aleve, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, red wine/alcohol or alcohol, as these agents can increase bruising. Massaging your skin and icing after injections will decrease lumping, while ensuring even distribution of the filler throughout the targeted areas.