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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA aesthetic injectable which main ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid. This is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material which is naturally absorbed by the body. Sculptra is indicated for use in patients for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds also known as smile lines, chin, marionette lines, temples, neck, decolletage and chest contour deficiencies. Sculptra helps gradually to increase or replace lost collagen which is the underlying cause of facial aging.

Sculptra is known as the “Fountain of Youth.”. SAs we age, our body’s collagen production decreases, in fact, we lose about 1% every year after age 18. Sculptra is here to help restoring volume and youth to your skin.

How do I know if I am a candidate for Sculptra?

It is important to understand that not all fillers or injectables are the same; some injectables target different areas of the face and can produce different effects. Sculptra, is not a filler, so it does not substitute filler. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator because it works with your body within the deep dermis to help restore structure and volume. Sculptra is great to use in conjuction with your filler. Therefore, it is important to talk to a train medical provider who can discuss with you the best treatment options and how combining fillers and collagen stimulator injectables treatments can help you achieve the best results.

How does the treatment work?

On the day of your treatment, our medical provider, will remove your make up from the treatment areas with an alcohol wipe prior to injecting Sculptra. The treatment is almost painless since Sculptra contains lidocaine, a medical numbing agent that will help to make your treatment more comfortable. As with any injectable or filler, possible side effects are expected and will resolve over time, most likely within 1-2 weeks.

Most common side effects include: swelling, bruising, mils tenderness, redness, mild itching and lumps at the injection site. Most patients require 1-2 vials per treatment and the treatments are space out 6-8 weeks part.

Sculptra is injected with a cannula or with a needle, a cannula is a needle with a blunt, rounded tip and depending on the location, the medical provider will decide which one is more convenient to use for your Sculptra treatment.

How soon will I see results and how long do the results last?

You are expected to see results some results within a few weeks post treatment, but the optimal results will be seen in 12 weeks post Sculptra treatment. It is important to remember that Sculptra is a collagen stimulator treatment. As the sculptra PPLA microparticles are absorbed; they help to stimulate collagen production, rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the fullness to wrinkles and deep folds. The results can last up to 2 years. It is recommended to touch up the areas with Sculptra before 2 years.

Are there any contraindications for Sculptra?

  1. Patient who are pregnant or lactating cannot get Sculptra

  2. Allergies to Methylcellulose Analogies

  3. Lactic Acid

  4. Sugars

  5. Active infections such as: cold and flu

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