Our bodies go through a number of different changes as we get older. There’s no area that displays these changes more prominently than the face. Over the course of time, youthful features will eventually give way to the loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. However, if you’re interested in rejuvenating your appearance, but aren’t ready for surgery, Sculptra may be the ideal cosmetic treatment for you.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra® is a newer type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), which helps to replace lost collagen by stimulating collagen production by the body. It can be used to fill in both shallow and deep facial wrinkles, including nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. In addition to these benefits, Sculptra can also be used to replenish facial volume and recontour the face.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Since Sculptra® works via collagen stimulation, gives noticeable results that emerge subtly.
A full treatment of Sculptra® takes on average three injection sessions six to eight weeks apart and its effects can last up to two years. The number of injections per session varies from person to person.
Sculptra® targets the underlying cause of facial aging. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of the shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time.
Sculptra® is commonly used for:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), also called smile lines
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Midfacial and temporal voluminization
Are There Any Risks to Using Sculptra?
Side effects of Sculptra® are rare and may include injection slight discomfort, redness, bruising, itching, and swelling. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported; most resolve without treatment.
Are You A Candidate For Sculptra?
If you are experiencing a loss of facial volume as indicated by hollow areas on the face, deep folds, and wrinkles, then Sculptra may be a great solution for you. We’ll assess the quality of your skin and discuss your medical history to ensure that the treatment is a good fit for you.
How Much Does Sculptra Cost?
As with most cosmetic treatments, the cost od Sculptra will vary from patient to patient depending on their individual needs. We’ll develop a customized treatment plan to fit your individual needs, then talk to you about the cost of your Sculptra treatment during a consultation. We also provide financing options through CareCredit to help give you affordable payment options.
Contact Our Office
At Plastic Surgery of Short Hills, we’re dedicated to helping you correct your aesthetic problems to help you change the way you feel about yourself. If you’re interested in learning more about Sculptra, contact our office to schedule a consultation today. Our skilled team will guide you throughout the entire process from beginning to end.