Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
The results from Sculptra® are not immediate but they are long-lasting. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to two years after the first treatment session in most patients. No skin testing is required.
Sculptra is used to enhance facial volume including but not limited to , the temples, cheeks, facial fat pads, smile lines, chin lines, and marionette lines. Sculptra can not be used around the eyes and the hands.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen.
How does Sculptra work?
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles and folds. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct these wrinkles and folds as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
How many treatments should I expect?
On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions, the amount of product used and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
What can I expect after my treatment?
You can bruise from the treatment and have a small amount of redness at the injection sight. Both of these can be covered easily with makeup. You will need to massage the areas treated after your treatment. Your practitioner will advise you on how to do this. You can go back to your normal activities immediately following your treatment.