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    What is Sculptra?

    Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler that stimulates collagen production to improve shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Collagen is an important protein found in the human body that promotes healthy skin tissues. The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that has been used for more than 30 years for medical applications. Lactic acid is a natural substance that is already present in the human body for cellular metabolism. Since Sculptra is comprised of synthetic materials, there is no need for allergy testing prior to treatment.

    Sculptra is different than other dermal fillers. It provides more subtle and long-lasting results than many other fillers. Sculptra works on the deeper layers of the skin, in contrast to other fillers that simply fill in wrinkles without addressing the underlying cause. Sculptra replaces the lost collagen in the body. Here’s a list of reasons why Sculptra is different from other injectables:

    • Sculptra is FDA-approvede
    • Sculptra effects last up to 2 years whereas, most injectables last only for a few months.
    • Sculptra is synthetic; not derived from human, animal or plant source.
    • Sculptra is injected under the skin, rather than into the skin.
    • Sculptra is mixed with microcrystals and sterile water, unlike other fillers that are supplied in gel form..
    • The effects of Sculptra are not immediate: results take weeks to months to become fully apparent.
    • Sculptra is completely biocompatible, in other words, it won’t harm the body.

    What to expect after the Sculptra treatment?

    After the Sculptra treatment, expect some swelling in the injection area. It’s advised to put an ice pack on the treated area to help reduce the swelling and ease discomfort.

    How long will Sculptra results last?

    The true results of the Sculptra treatment may take weeks to months to fully manifest. An estimated period of 4 to 6 weeks is typically the average length of time it’ll take for the Sculptra treatment to become apparent. The Sculptra treatment results will last up to 2 years on average and there’s also the possibility that it can last even longer.

    Why choose Sculptra?

    One major benefit of the Sculptra treatment is that once the results appear, they can last for up to 2 years. It can be an ideal option for people who are interested in having longer-lasting treatments than other fillers that require going back for touch-ups every few months.

    The ideal candidate for Sculptra are those patient enough to wait approximately a few weeks to months for the effects to manifest. This treatment may not be for you if you’re interested in quick results. However, this treatment is designed for longer-lasting effects to help boost collagen production within the skin as opposed to masking the skin’s surface.

    How does Sculptra work?

    Sculptra is injected a bit deeper than other fillers, down into the dermis layer of your skin. Once there, the substances start working with your body to stimulate and replace any collagen that’s been lost. The new collagens will begin to restore facial volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and deep folds for a more refined and youthful appearance.

    The injection is commonly used to treat deep lines and wrinkles in the mouth and nose region.

    Is the Sculptra treatment painful?

    This varies from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain tolerance. Some individuals find Sculptra treatments painful while others feel no pain or discomfort. It’s an individual matter. If you are concerned about possible pain, consult your medical practitioners to see if a topical anesthetic could be used at the injection site.

    Is there downtime following the Sculptra treatment?

    Sculptra treatment involve minimal downtime. Patients are generally able to resume their normal daily activities as soon as their treatment is complete, though some may choose to wait until the swelling or redness fade.

    Make-up may be applied within a few hours after the treatment.

    What are the results of the Sculptra treatment?

    Although the effects of Sculptra may take some time to manifest themselves, they can last up to 2 years.
    The results of the Sculptra treatment lasts longer than other skin injections which typically only last a few months.

    Before and After Image of the Sculptra Treatment (24 month progress)