Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to repair regions where fat loss underneath the skin is experienced. The primary material in Sculptra® Aesthetic is poly-L-lactic acid. It thickens your skin in order to provide you with a more youthful, supple face. Sculptra® Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra® Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.You may require several treatments before you achieve maximum results.
Which areas does Sculptra® Aesthetic treat?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra® Aesthetic is clinically approved for deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”, lines framing the mouth (marionette lines), and chin wrinkles.
How many treatments are required?
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your licensed injector.
How soon will I see results?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra® Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.
Is Sculptra® safe?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used internationally since 1999. Before then, the active ingredient in Sculptra® Aesthetic was used in absorbable suture for many years.
How does Sculptra® Aesthetic differ from dermal fillers?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of lactic acid as opposed to the hyaluronic acid, which, both are natural-occurring substances, but Sculptra® Aesthetic is to be used at a deeper layer than the other dermal fillers. What’s the advantage of that? By reconstituting or remaking the sculpture by adding fluid to it, Sculptra® Aesthetic will give more volume to the face. So where a dermal filler will fill up wrinkles, Sculptra® Aesthetic is really something used to augment the cheek, or really fill up substantially more areas of tissue.