Dermal fillers are fast becoming the most requested cosmetic procedures available on the market.
Their ability to erase wrinkles, liven skin tones, and fill in hollow areas are rapidly becoming a beauty routine necessity.
Many fillers offer improvement from the get-go, making them an ideal option for today’s fast-paced world.
But as they say: slow and steady wins the race.
And slow—yet reliably steady—improvement is at the heart of Sculptra® Aesthetic, a dermal filler specially designed to spark regrowth for a lifetime of youthful, beautiful skin.
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is designed to be tolerated well by nearly any patient and can be used for various skin types.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Can Correct:
- Moderate to deep wrinkles and folds
- Lines that form around the mouth (smile or frown lines)
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Thinning or wrinkling lips
How Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Performed?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is particularly effective at targeting signs of aging in the middle and lower areas of the face. It’s typically injected under the skin into those target areas.
Step 1: Cleanse Injection Site
The injection site will be cleaned with an antibacterial agent to remove any debris beforehand. A topical numbing solution may also be applied to minimize discomfort.
Step 2: Administer Injection
Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected under the skin and massaged for the best effect. Injections only take moments and are relatively painless.
Step 3: Cleanse and Recover
The treated area is cleaned once more, and an ice pack is placed over the injection site to combat swelling.
What Is Recovery From Sculptra® Aesthetic Like?
After 24 hours: There will be some discomfort at injection sites. The most common side effects from Sculptra® Aesthetic are swelling, tenderness, minor pain, bruising, and bleeding.
After 2-3 days: Most of the swelling has faded away and discomfort has subsided.
After 1 week: Patients should be fully recovered.
Most patients can walk out of their doctor’s office immediately after a Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment and resume their normal activities.
Patients should take care to avoid too much sun exposure and massage injection sites in the days after treatments for the best results.
What Are the Results of Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Unlike other fillers, the effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic won’t be immediately apparent as it takes some time for your body to fully absorb it and start collagen production.
Instead, improvement appears over time as more collagen is produced, stimulating skin regeneration. Repeated treatments are necessary to get the desired results.
Each treatment re-stimulates your skin cells, creating more collagen and jump-starting a regeneration cycle that gradually leads to beautiful, natural-looking improvement.
Results from Sculptra® Aesthetic can last up to two years.
Sculptra® Aesthetic FAQs
What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
It is an FDA-approved injectable treatment made with poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that helps replace collagen. It’s been used for sutures and other medical uses for several years.
How does Sculptra® Aesthetic work?
Poly-L-lactic acid is known as a stimulator. Once injected into the face, the substance helps promote new collagen production over time, leading to younger-looking skin.
How many Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments are needed?
Most patients will need a treatment regime consisting of one to four treatments for optimal results. Most treatment regimens consist of three monthly injections.
What is the cost of Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic costs vary depending on the size of the areas treated and any fees associated with administering treatments.