Youthful skin starts from within
What Is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. 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.
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
Collagen is an important structural component of the skin and soft tissues of the face. When we age, we lose collagen, and our face becomes thinner and can appear hollow or sunken. Traditional fillers may not be able to address the volume loss that occurs throughout the face. Fillers give instant change, but Sculptra Aesthetic works gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments. It helps to restore collagen within weeks to months, and this new collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the more youthful look of fullness.
What Results Will I See?
Since this treatment requires several sessions, you’ll begin to notice a more full and youthful looking face along your three to four-month treatment journey. The amazing thing about this treatment option is its longevity – results that can last up to two years.
Is There Any Downtime?
Patients who choose this injectable are instructed to massage their treatment area five times daily, for five minutes each massage, for the entire week after their treatment. This regimen will help reduce side affects you may experience at the injection site, including bleeding, discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling, small bumps and lumps under the skin, or infection.
Important Safety Information Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age. Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained physician. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area. The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported. Sculptra Aesthetic is available only through a licensed practitioner.