Sculptra Aesthetic ®
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a collagen stimulator that is injected below the skin’s surface to target the underlying causes of facial aging. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging by replacing the lost collagen.
HOW IT WORKS
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called 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 the lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
IS SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC RIGHT FOR ME?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is for those that are looking to replace lost collagen and correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Sculptra Aesthetic is not a quick fix, but requires multiple treatments which give you subtle results over time. The results of Sculptra can last for up to 2 years.
HOW DOES SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC 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. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, and it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Within the deep dermis, your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your facial wrinkles and folds that have been depleted over time. The result? Sculptra® Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles, providing you with a youthful looking appearance that can last more than 2 years.
WHERE CAN SCULPTRA AESTHETIC BE USED?
Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used in deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), also called smile lines. It can also be used in the lines framing your mouth (marionette lines) and in chin wrinkles.
WHAT IS A SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC TREATMENT LIKE?
Using a fine needle, Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected below the skin surface to improve the look of facial wrinkles and folds. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to the injection, your physician will numb the area using a topical anesthetic. The entire procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office with minimal downtime. Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
The results of Sculptra® Aesthetic are not immediate. After your first treatment, it may appear that Sculptra® Aesthetic worked immediately because of the swelling from the injections and the water used to reconstitute Sculptra® Aesthetic. A few days following the treatment, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Sculptra® Aesthetic takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin. Your provider will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra® Aesthetic that you will need at each session. Multiple sessions are required and some patients may require 3 to 6 treatments (with 2-6 vials).
HOW LONG DOES SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC LAST?
After a series of treatment sessions over a few months have been administered, the results of Sculptra® Aesthetic can last for up to 2 years!