With all the different injectables on the market, it’s hard to determine which ones are right for you. Sculptra® stands apart from the rest as the first facial injectable on the market to give you gradual – yet noticeable – results.
Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a safe, synthetic material that is absorbed naturally by the body and works to replace lost collagen, giving you a natural, youthful appearance. It has been FDA approved to improve smile lines and other facial wrinkles, especially the lines framing your mouth and chin.
Typically, most of our patients need three Sculptra treatment sessions over a few months to achieve the best results. A trained technician will apply a topical anesthetic before administering the facial injections, and the number of injections per session will depend on the patient and the severity of the treatment area. You may experience some swelling following the injections, which will subside in a few days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra?
If you want to rejuvenate the look of your skin – especially smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles – Sculptra may be right for you. Working to gradually replace lost collagen, Sculptra will give you more natural, subtle results than some other products on the market. Individual results and treatment sessions will vary, so talk to your doctor first to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What Kind of Post-Operative Sculptra Care Can I Expect?
Aftercare treatment following your Sculptra injections is fairly simple. You’ll want to apply a cloth-wrapped ice pack to the treatment area for a few minutes at a time and give yourself facial massages a few times daily. In addition, your doctor will recommend staying out of the sun until the initial swelling and redness subside. Aside from this, you’ll be able to resume normal daily activities immediately and simply let Sculptra work its magic.
What Are the Typical Results of Sculptra?
Don’t be alarmed if your wrinkles temporarily reappear after the Sculptra injections, as this is just the start of the gradual process of collagen replacement. Within the first few weeks, you will notice your skin is softer, smoother, and more youthful. Once you have completed the recommended number of sessions that your doctor prescribes, you can enjoy the dramatic results for up to two years.