Sculptra™ is a cosmetic sculpting agent that creates long-lasting, natural-looking results. It corrects facial skin imperfections and replaces lost volume caused by natural aging, wrinkles and loose skin. Sculptra™ can be injected into several areas of the face to provide a gradual increase in skin thickness. It naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen, resulting in a more youthful appearance that lasts over 2 years.
What is Sculptra™?
Sculptra™ is a synthetic, injectable product made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy-acid family. Lactic acid polymers have been safely used for over 20 years. Skin testing is not required prior to treatment.
What does Sculptra™ do?
It restores the volume of depressed areas of the face, such as skin creases, wrinkles, folds, and scars, and gives aging skin a more youthful appearance.
Who performs the Sculptra™ treatments?
Dr. Gidon performs the treatments and has undergone extensive training for Sculptra™.
Are the results from Sculptra™ immediate?
No. Sculptra™ takes several months to gradually thicken the skin. Typically, 3 treatments are required, about 6 weeks apart. It can be used in combination with other hyaluronic acid fillers.
How long do the treatment results last?
Results will differ for each person, but most patients enjoy results that last about 2 years. Touch-up treatments may be done at that time to maintain the effect of Sculptra™.
What happens after the treatment session?
There may be redness, swelling, tenderness and some bruising immediately after treatment, but it resolves within a week or so. Make-up may be applied a few hours after treatment. For the first 24 hours, ice packs are applied intermittently to reduce swelling. The treated areas should be massaged for 5 minutes several times a day for the first few days to ensure even distribution of Sculptra™. Sun protection should be used. Regular activities may be resumed immediately.
What are the possible side effects with Sculptra™ treatment?
The most common side-effects are injection-related and include bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally last 3 to 14 days. Rarely, infection may occur. One possible delayed side effect of Sculptra™ is the development of small bumps that may be felt, but are not visible. These bumps tend to happen within the first 6 to 12 months after the first treatment and may be associated with some redness or colour change. They may go away on their own.
Can Sculptra™ be combined with any other treatments?
Definitely! Sculptra™ can be complemented by intense pulsed light treatments, Fraxel™ laser treatments, Thermage®, Levulan® photodynamic therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and Botox Cosmetic® injections to give the healthiest, most attractive skin possible.
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