Sculptra (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is unlike traditional Hyaluronic fillers in that it contains particle stimulators that signal the skin to produce more of its own collagen. Instead of just filling in select lines and wrinkles, Sculptra is used to on larger areas like the cheeks and facial frame to provide layers of new collagen.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra acts to stimulate new collagen synthesis, restoring the structure under the skin, creating smoother, glowy skin and fuller facial volume. Results are natural looking and appear gradually over a period of a few months. Sculptra is especially effective in the temples, cheeks, jawline and jowls - areas that are often difficult to treat effectively with Hyaluronic Acid fillers.
Why do we use Sculptra?
We often use this filler as the foundation to re-frame the face as it loses volume, and restore the face’s youthful proportions. Sculptra can also be used to rebuild collagen and volume in the aging décolleté.
What areas can be treated?
Sculptra aesthetic is targeted for use in:
Deep folds such as nasolabial folds (between the nose and the mouth),” smile lines”
Lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
Augmenting cheek bones
Age associated temporal wasting
Are results immediate?
Sculptra results are not immediate. At your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra worked immediately because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Sculptra takes time to gradually correct depressions in your skin.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra is semi-permanent, and lasts for several years. You will likely need several treatments (on average 3-6) to achieve your desired results. Treatment results will differ for each person. In a clinical study, the treatment results lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session or more. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Gradual reabsorption is thought to occur over a 2 to 4 year period with eventual breakdown of the material to lactic acid that is found naturally in the body. No skin test is required prior to use.
Do I Need a Consultation?
Yes. Consultations for Cosmetic Injectable treatments are required for all new patients and any patient that has not been treated with us in over 2 years. The consultation allows us to educate our patients about our specific recommended treatments and products and involves them in the process of creating a treatment plan. A $250 Consultation fee is secured at the time of booking and is applied to the cost of any treatment received within 3 months of your consultation appointment.