Sculptra® is an advanced dermal filler used to restore youthfulness and fullness to the face. It is advanced because unlike some other fillers, it is capable of stimulating collagen production in the skin to replace what was lost through aging. Sculptra® is best for filling out hollowing, lines, and wrinkles in these areas: Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
Marionette lines (lines framing the mouth)
Stimulates collagen production
Reduces lines and wrinkles
Is biocompatible as it is eventually and safely metabolized by the body
Long-lasting results - up to 2 years after a full round of treatment
How safe is this injection?
Very safe. Because there are no human or animal components in Sculptra®. No allergy testing is required. It is a FDA-approved substance and has been used worldwide since 1999. For many years prior, the acid it is made of, poly-L-lactic, had been used for dissolving stitches.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are temporary and not debilitating. They include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Some people appreciate the momentary swelling because it brings an immediate fullness to the face.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Sometimes, there is swelling that will disappear after a few days. As your skin pumps out collagen on its own, you will begin to see gradual improvement of natural plumping and firming.
How soon will I see results?
This injection works immediately and is designed to improve the appearance of skin very gradually. Because of this, wrinkles and lines diminish at a subtle rate and full effects of the treatment are more noticeable after a couple months.
How many treatments do I need?
A full round of treatment consists of 2-4 sessions with 4-6 week intervals between each.