What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a facial injectable which is made from Poly-Lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen in the face. As we age, we lose volume in our face from loss of muscle, fat, and bone, and also our skin loses collagen and elastin. Sculptra® is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. such as the deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), lines from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines), chin wrinkles, and cheek regions. Sculptra® is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used for decades by physicians. Sculptra® is injected with an average of three injection sessions over a few months. Sculptra® aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen, which in turn, will provide a foundation that naturally restores the look of fullness of your face that has been depleted over time. Sculptra® gradually corrects facial wrinkles and folds to result in a youthful rejuvenated appearance that can last more than two years.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Good who are good candidates for Sculptra® treatments are patients who have noticed decreased volume in their face, particularly in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and chin regions.
What are Realistic Expectations of Sculptra® Aesthetic?
For patients undergoing Sculptra® treatment, realistic expectations would be to achieve increased fullness of the face to reinforce the collagen structure to provide a foundation for a look of fullness. This will address deep facial wrinkles and folds that occur over time. It is important for post-treatment care that patients massage the treated areas. This will result in a more even distribution of the Sculptra®, and will improve the results. Following injection within a few days, the aqueous components of Sculptra® are absorbed and the natural swelling resolves. This will result in a temporary reappearance of the defect that had been treated. At that point, the microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which are the main component of Sculptra®, will begin working in the deep dermis to replace the lost collagen, the skins structures are reinforced, and the collagen framework is achieved to gradually restore volume.
What are the Common Reasons why one would want Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Patients typically present to the Mack Center with concerns regarding loss of volume and aging in their face, particularly nasolabial folds, corners of the mouth, and marionette lines below the mouth. Patients want to achieve fullness or improved volume in their face, but their goal is to receive a natural appearance. This is the emphasis of the Mack Center, which is to provide our patients with a rejuvenated, natural appearance and Sculptra® is the facial filler that will result in this improvement.
How Long Does it Take a Patient to Recover?
Following treatment with Sculptra®, we ask our patients to apply ice packs and also to massage the areas as directed. Patients can return to work the following day after the treatment with Sculptra®.
Will I look Natural?
At the Mack Center, our focus is always on achieving natural results, either with rejuvenation procedures such as Sculptra®, or with surgical procedures such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid surgeries. Patients appreciate these natural results, and are satisfied with the long-term results of treatments such as Sculptra®.
On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person. Unlike most fillers, the results are not immediate but will begin to appear in 4 weeks. The product will last up to 2 years. As with any injectable filler, bruising is the most common side-effect. To schedule, contact the Mack Center today, located in South Tampa.