Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives patients long lasting results over time by replacing lost collagen. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) formulation used to restore volume and improve facial contours. PLA has been used extensively in orthopedics for the cosmetic correction of scars, and in the field of cosmetic medicine. to manage wrinkles
In contrast to other injectable products such as Botox, collagen, and restylane, Sculptra is formulated as microspheres suspended in a gel matrix. This formulation is carefully introduced under the skin in a singular thread, and then molded according to the patient’s unique requirement. Over time, the gel matrix will be assimilated in the body, leaving behind the PLA particles, effectively stimulating the formation of new collagen under the skin to restore volume.
Your doctor may select numerous injection points for each area to be treated. Then the Sculptra filler is injected beneath the skin, under the dermis. The patient may be asked to massage the area to help evenly distribute the material.
For this treatment to take full effect, the injections are administered and a series of three or five treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. After this, improvement will usually begin to become evident and will continue to improve over the next few months. This gradual reshaping of the face is considered advantageous for people who wish to avoid the signs that usually accompany the more aggressive forms of cosmetic surgery to achieve the same effects.
Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique. Sculptra Aesthetic is suitable for:
- Nasolabial folds-the deep folds between the nose and the mouth
- Marionette lines-the lines framing your mouth
- Wrinkles on your chin
With proper administration, Sculptra is able to produce a more vibrant, youthful appearance by improving facial contour and reversing the signs of facial aging over time.
Sculptra is semi-permanent, though you may need occasional touch-ups every couple of years.
Sculptra is best for patients who are looking for improvement on the lower half of the face such as, filling the lines caused by laughing, augmenting thin lips and filling out deep nasolabial folds.
Your doctor will explain the possible complications and side effects during your initial consultation. The most common reported side effects of Sculptra are tenderness, redness, and discomfort at the injection points, which are temporary.