Sculptra Aesthetic restores volume to your entire face.
As time goes by, the face loses bone-density and fat-pads — leading to sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. Sculptra injections replenish volume to any depleted areas, and give your skin back the structure it needs to look and feel it’s best.
What makes Sculptra different from other dermal-fillers?
When it comes to injectable products, Sculptra is in a league of it?s own. Whereas other popular injectables are used to target specific areas (such as cheeks or lips) Sculptra is a solution for revitalizing the entire face.
The injections are carefully placed all throughout the face, and the active ingredients cause advanced collagen production to restore your skin?s structure and improve overall facial volume.
Additionally, while the majority of other dermal-fillers are primarily hyaluronic-acid (HA) based, Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected, Sculptra begins working deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production and reinforce the skin?s inner structure. As the Sculptra micro-particles are absorbed by the skin, they stimulate the creation of a new framework to help restore all-over facial volume.
Not like Juvederm and Restylane.
Instead of plumping up the skin with an injected gel that dissipates over time, Sculptra forces the production of new collagen. This long-lasting rejuvenation helps prevent wrinkles, drooping and facial-atrophy.
What is a Sculptra treatment like?
Sculptra treatments usually require 2-treatment sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.
This allows the product time to stimulate your own collagen before more product is added. As with all injectables, results are able to be fine-tuned. When done properly, results manifest gradually, and there should never be an over-done or operated-on look. Results will last typically for at least 25 months.
Sculptra is most remarkable for rebuilding lost facial volume while providing dramatic, yet natural-looking and flattering results.
* Please note that individual results may vary.
Why is facial volume important?
- Characteristics of Young Faces: Fullness and roundness in the cheeks, under the eyes, in the lips and around the mouth. Face is fuller at the top, and tapers down to the chin.
- Characteristics of Aging Faces: Apparent loss of volume at the cheeks, temples, lips and mouth area. Due to sagging skin and bone-loss, face becomes thinner at top and wider at the bottom.
Natural Looking Enhancement, Without Surgery!
Sculptra Aesthetic treatments replenish your facial volume in a way that lifts the skin without surgery or downtime. Your body?s own collagen creation will lift and fill your face, allowing for organic, natural looking improvement.
A facelift can tighten sagging skin, but cannot restore volume.
Volume is what makes the face look young. Sculptra provides an exciting shift AWAY from surgery to achieve a lifted, more balanced facial appearance.
Why is collagen important as we age?
Losing collagen weakens your skin?s structure, reducing it?s ability to maintain elasticity and fullness.
Most dermal-fillers address only targeted lines, and cannot treat the entire face?s volume-loss.
1. How long do Sculptra results last?
In the major clinical studies, Sculptra Aesthetic patients were still showing improvement 2-years after their last treatment!
2. Who performs Sculptra injection at About Face Skin Care, Philadelphia?
Sarah Sidiqi, NP, and Dr Stephen Hess perform all Sculptra injections. They have been working with Sculptra since it was FDA approved, and they are extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the product.
3. Are there any side effects?
Infrequently, there is a risk of nodules or papules in the skin. These may occur within a few months but sometimes?a little over a year later. They almost always go away on their own. (For this reason, Sculptra should never be injected in delicate areas such as under the eye or in the lips.)
4. What areas are best for Sculptra injection?
Sculptra yields best results when used for deep-volumizing in areas that have thicker skin. These areas include the cheeks, temples, and jaw. Sculptra should not be used around the eyes or in the lips.
5. How much Sculptra do I need?
It is impossible to predict how much you will need to attain your desired results, but on average people are getting 4-vials. (2-vials, at 2-treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.)
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6. What is Sculptra made of?
Sculptra is made of poly L lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both resorbable and bio-compatible. (PLLA has been widely used for many years in dis-solvable stitches, so it?s compatibility with the body is proven.)
7. How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, but acts as a bio-activator or ?volumizer?. It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.
8. Where can Sculptra be used?
Sculptra? can be used to restore volume to hollow areas of the temples, cheeks, and chin, as well as to define the jaw-line.
9. How is Sculptra administered?
Each treatment consists of a few injections to the areas to be volumized i.e; temple/cheeks/chin/jaw line.
The product is administered with local anesthesia and any discomfort is minimal.
10. What are the side effects of Sculptra?
The most common side effects may include bruising, swelling and soreness at the injection site. (Please note: this is not intended to be a comprehensive list).
These side effects are common to all dermal-fillers and are typically temporary.
11. How long does Sculptra last?
The lasting effects of Sculptra? vary from patient to patient, however studies have shown that some Sculptra patients have seen results last up to (or longer than!) two years from the first treatment.
Periodic touch up treatments will maintain the desired effects.
12. Sculptra Safety?
Sculptra has been used to treat over 150,000 patients worldwide since 1999 and received FDA approval in 2009.
Sculptra does not contain any animal or human ingredients and therefore requires no allergy testing prior to treatment.
13. Sculptra Aftercare?
- Applying an ice pack within the first 24 hours of treatment will help reduce swelling
- Massaging the area a few times a day for several days is recommended.
(You can follow the 5-5-5 rule; you should massage your face for 5-minutes, 5x a day, for 5-days after your treatment.)
- Avoid direct sunlight and UV lamp exposure
* Please note that individual results may vary.