With age, your skin’s natural collagen supply decreases and you may start to notice wrinkles and facial aging.
Activate the skin’s natural regenerative process with Sculptra Aesthetic and help replenish lost collagen1-3, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. This FDA-approved injectable subtly and gradually over time helps restore facial volume.
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Treated with 5 vials of Sculptra Aesthetic.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cell and tissue—for results that can last more than two years.
Why Sculptra Aesthetic?
- Sculptra aesthetics addresses an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms.
- Results appear gradually and can last up to two years.
How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
Sculptra Aesthetic is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist.
The specialist injects treatment within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra Aesthetic helps the body reproduce lost collagen.9-11 The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.
Who is qualified to administer Sculptra treatments?
Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained healthcare practitioner. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.
What are the side effects of Sculptra?
The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.
How long does Sculptra last?
If you choose Sculptra for your skin tightening needs, you can see results lasting for more than 24 months. In clinical studies, as many as 80% of patients were still satisfied with their skin’s appearance 25 months after treatment.
What is Sculptra good for?
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance.
How much is Sculptra for the face?
The average cost of Sculptra is about $700 per vial treatment session, which is comparable to the costs of most other dermal fillers. Patients may need up to six sessions to achieve their goals. The cost for each injection depends on the provider chosen and the volume of Sculptra needed to treat the targeted area.
Is Sculptra worth the money?
If you are looking for a more natural way to improve the appearance of your skin, and if you are seeking a more natural result, than I would say yes, it is worth the money. It’s important to remember that you could need 2-3 treatments spread a month apart to get the BEST results.
What are the Sculptra risks?
Several side effects have been linked to Sculptra, including scarring, skin discoloration, nodules, lumps and granulomas. The product label says serious granulomas usually occur several months after injection, sometimes more than a year later.
Does Sculptra look natural?
Sculptra Face does more than simply “fill” face. It stimulates collagen production, which helps the skin naturally renew itself. Results develop gradually, look completely natural, and last much longer than most other injectables. This dermal filler is completely unlike any other.
Is Sculptra better than fillers?
“Sculptra is a great option for patients with crinkly or raisin-like skin,” says Dr. Hartman. “With Sculptra, we’ll increasingly make that skin more like a grape again with results that last much longer than other fillers.” Sculptra won’t make you look like you had work done.
Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?
Good candidates for Sculptra treatments are those who want to restore fullness to their face slowly and discreetly to address fine lines and wrinkles that may make them look older than they feel inside.
What should you not do after Sculptra?
- Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours following your treatment, either. Alcohol causes inflammation. Instead, relax and hydrate.
- Don’t take fish oils, ibuprofen, aspirin, or garlic supplements for up to 7 days before and after your treatment (unless it is medically necessary for you to be on any of those).
- Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1-week pre and post-injection as they will increase your risk of bruising.
- The only post-care instruction for Sculptra is to just massage the area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day, for 5 days. This helps disperse the medication and prevents any collagen lumps from forming. You are allowed to sit post-treatment and should resume all normal activities.
Which is better Voluma or Sculptra?
In regards to differences, Voluma is typically the better choice to help accentuate the cheeks. Sculptra is used primarily for filling the area in using a more broad approach. The results from Voluma will generally last around two years, while Sculptra results may last significantly longer than this.
Who should not get Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
Will Sculptra bumps go away?
Tiny or very small and invisible Sculptra bumps are normal and shouldn’t be manipulated in my opinion. They go away gradually on their own and are invisible; Most smallish Sculptra bumps, if identified early, can just be massaged out by massaging every night for about a minute with lotion for 2-4 weeks.
Are 2 vials of Sculptra enough?
Sculptra is an injection, but it is not a filler. While the face usually requires 2 vials of Sculptra for at least 2 sessions, the buttocks require much more to achieve the firming and plumping. We recommend 2 vials per buttocks cheeks with possible 3 different sessions.
Is Sculptra good for under eyes?
Sculptra is not recommended for use under the eyes
We generally do not recommend the use of Sculptra under the eyes, due to a higher risk of nodule formation and its irreversible nature. Instead, a laser resurfacing treatment or hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane may be a better bet.
Does Sculptra tighten skin?
Sculptra is a procedure that helps to lift aging and wrinkling skin to provide a tighter and younger look to the area where the product is being administered. The procedure works by having polylactic acid injected into the skin, which then stimulates collagen production.
How long are you swollen after Sculptra?
Two to three days.
Swelling: You will notice most of the swelling the first morning after treatment, particularly under the eyes. Swelling usually lasts two to three days.
To minimize swelling:
- Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minutes every hour
- Sleep elevated the first night.
Are Sculptra injections painful?
Sculptra injections are very tolerable. The injections cause mild, very temporary discomfort, and feel similar to a slight pinching sensation.