What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved synthetic facial injectable. Made of synthetic poly-lactic acid, Sculptra stimulates and gradually replaces your lost collagen, effectively restoring fullness and filling in wrinkles around your mouth and nose. This product is designed to address the underlying cause of aging by boosting collagen production in your deep dermis and restoring your skin’s inner structure and volume. Collagen is vital to your skin’s elasticity, firmness, and resilience, and Sculptra works by revitalizing its production, resulting in subtle yet noticeable results.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Made of PLLA, this innovative treatment gradually stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. Over three to four treatments, spaced weeks or months apart, Sculptra replaces lost volume and structure.
Benefits of Sculptra
You can achieve a youthful, natural look with Sculptra. This injectable dermal facial filler is designed to reduce wrinkles, lines, and furrows around your mouth, lips, eyes, neck, cheeks, and chin. As it stimulates collagen production, your skin appears smoother with up to 80% improvement in the targeted area. Plus, you can enjoy the convenience of no downtime and subtle, gradual changes in your appearance.
Risks and Side Effects of a Sculptra Filler
Revitalize your appearance with Sculptra treatment, with no downtime and minimal side effects. You may notice slight swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site, but these are temporary. For optimal results, simply massage your face a few times a day after treatment.
Before, During, and After Sculptra
What to Expect Before a Sculptra Filler
Our skilled aesthetic practitioners at The Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Neenah and Plover, Wisconsin, have vast experience in cosmetic treatments and are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic goals in a natural way. During your Sculptra filler session, we will assess your concerns and provide personalized recommendations. Before undergoing treatment, it’s best to steer clear of supplements and medications that can increase your likelihood of bruising.
What to Expect During a Sculptra Filler
We use an antibacterial/antifungal face wash to ensure the area being treated is free from bacteria. Next, we may apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area. The treatment involves using cannulas (similar to needles but rounded at the front) for tiny injections. This helps reduce discomfort, bruising, and swelling, as well as the risk of developing an intravascular infection. These injections may cause a small pinch sensation, and the entire procedure only takes about 15-20 minutes.
What to Expect After a Sculptra Filler
Experience mild side effects such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site after Sculptra injections. You can gently apply makeup but expect resolution of swelling and bruising within a few days after treatment. For lingering discomfort, try Tylenol and Arnica creams to reduce bruising and swelling. Experience enhanced results in as little as one month!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Sculptra Safe?
Sculptra is FDA–approved and has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for over a decade. In fact, Sculptra is made from a biocompatible material that is naturally found in the body, making it a safe and effective way to achieve a more youthful look.
Is Sculptra Painful?
By utilizing our unique methods, most people feel comfortable or experience very minimal discomfort. Applying anesthetic to the area renders the procedure pain-free with little to no discomfort.
What are the Potential Risks and Side Effects of a Sculptra Filler Injection?
Our patients typically experience only minor side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These effects are brief and usually disappear quickly. To maximize your results, be sure to massage your face several times daily following your injection.
How Often Can I Receive Sculptra Filler Injections?
Achieving a transformative look typically takes three fairly spaced–out treatment sessions over a few months. The number of injections required at each session will depend on the correction needed, along with a treatment plan tailored to you. You should wait 6 weeks between each session.
What Type of Aftercare Is Required Following The Procedure?
Although you can immediately return to most activities, it’s advisable to avoid vigorous physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising.
How Much Does a Sculptra Filler Cost?
Cost varies depending on the extent and areas treated, and the number of sessions needed for optimal results.
Is There Anything I Should Avoid Before Or After Sculptra?
Before your Sculptra treatment, you should avoid certain supplements and medications one week prior. Aspirin, NSAIDs, Ginko Biloba, Garlic supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids could increase the risk of bruising. Instead, consider taking Arnica 2-3 days before treatment for bruise reduction.
Is Sculptra Right For Me?
Sculptra is an injectable treatment that corrects shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies, facial wrinkles, and fine lines in the cheek region. It’s suitable for people with healthy immune systems. However, individuals with a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring, as well as those allergic to any of its ingredients, should not use it. Sculptra® has not been tested for safety in patients who are under 18 years of age, pregnant, lactating, or breastfeeding.
How Long Do I Need To Wait Before Seeing The Final Results Of The Procedure?
The procedure results will not be noticed immediately, like with hyaluronic acid fillers. This treatment stimulates the body to produce collagen, so it can take up to 6 weeks before you see the desired outcome.
How Many Sculptra Sessions Will I Need? How Long Is A Typical Session?
The number of treatments needed to acquire desired results varies. Treatment time varies depending on the area of treatment performed. The procedure typically takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
Is There Any Downtime After My Sculptra Treatment?
There is no downtime with Sculptra treatment. This nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure allows you to return to work and resume regular activities right after treatment.
Are The Results of Sculptra Permanent? How Long Do Results Last?
Sculptra fillers can last up to two years with Sculptra fillers. While the full effects may take a few weeks to become visible, your body will continue to produce collagen for a lasting, natural-looking improvement.
Is Sculptra FDA-approved?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved synthetic facial injectable made of synthetic poly-lactic acid.
Am I a Candidate For Sculptra?
You are an ideal candidate for Sculptra if you want to improve cosmetic concerns like marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and laugh lines. Sculptra can also contour the jawline and restore volume to sunken cheeks and temples, effectively filling out hollow areas of the face while reducing wrinkles.
Can I Wear Makeup Immediately After The Procedure?
You may apply makeup immediately after the Sculptra treatment.