Sculptra® Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments for a subtle, more youthful looking appearance.
Sculptra® Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds or volume loss that have depleted over time. Sculptra® Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and areas of volume loss. It can give a more refined, youthful looking appearance that can last up to two years.
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Sculptra® Aesthetic is a synthetic Poly-L-lactic acid material. The material has been commonly used in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants. A natural form of Poly-L-lactic acid is produced in our muscles during exercise. The product works to gradually produce increasing thickness of the skin. The material is biocompatible and can be dissolved by the body.
Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used to treat a variety of facial areas and concerns including:
- Nasolabial folds or deep smile lines
- Marionette lines or “puppet lines”
- Ptotic or sagging mouth corners
- Hollow cheeks and temples
- Receding chin
- Jaw contouring to enhance jawline definition
Sculptra® Aesthetic is available in individual vials. LIdocaine can be pre-mixed with Sculptra® Aesthetic i for a more comfortable treatment experience. Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments can be performed in less than 30 minutes, allowing patients to resume most routine activities immediately following treatment. The results from Sculptra® Aesthetic are not immediate and take at least 4-6 weeks to become visible. Sculptra® Aesthetic is also performed in at least 2 to 3 treatment sessions that are a minimum of one month apart. Most patients have minimal to no downtime. Bruising is rare and swelling is minimal to none. Makeup can typically be worn immediately after treatment.
Patients who have a history of cold sores should notify Dr. Mandal in advance of treatment in order to determine if a anti-viral prophylaxis is necessary. Patients on blood thinners may go off of them only with permission of their internist or cardiologist, Dr. Mandal has performed Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments on patients with blood thinners without any side effects other than increased risk of bruising.
Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments can be used in combination with other fillers, laser and surgery for enhanced results.
Contact Dr. Anita Mandal today to schedule your Sculptra® treatment.