What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA approved dermal filler that replenishes your face’s collagen supply to create a long lasting natural look. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and the results can last up to 2 years. The replenishing of your collagen results in less volume loss in the face, meaning a more youthful appearance. The results can be seen immediately however the amount of volume will decrease a little because of the high concentration of saline. The optimal results will be visible after 2 to 3 months because of the gradual collagen life.
Are there Side Effects?
Side effects are very rare however some patients can experience swelling, bruising and redness around the treatment area.
How is Sculptra different from other Dermal Fillers?
Sculptra differs from other dermal fillers because it doesn’t just account for volume loss. Sculptra also replenishes collagen simultaneously because of our bodies response to injectable poly-L-lactic acid. The result is a very natural and smooth youthful appearance.
Why is collagen important?
Collagen is an important structural compound that our body slowly makes less of as we age. Collagen is what gives skin the smooth, healthy look. The result of this collagen loss as we age can be seen in the form of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is Sculptra used to treat?
- Nasolabial Folds
- Sunken Temples
- Thin Chin
- Boney Jawline
Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is a great option for patients who want to improve fine lines, loss of facial volume, and creases in the face. Patients with allergies to Lidocaine should avoid getting a sculptra treatment. Patients who are pregnant, have lupus, nursing, or have Rheumatoid Arthritis should avoid sculptra.
During your consultation at Dream Med Spa, our Physicians will guide you towards the best options to reach your beauty goals.