Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA approved volumizing dermal filler that has the ability to help stimulate collagen. It is created using a bi-product called poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra® Aesthetic is unique because it can actually work to replace lost collagen in the skin, creating a structure that helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the skin. The structure is long-lasting, keeping your skin looking great for about two years.*
Candidates for Sculptra® Aesthetic
You may be a candidate if you would like to:
- Fill in hollows under your eyes, your temples, cheeks, jawline and chin.
- Restore fullness and lost volume to your face
- Under eyes
- Jaw line
- Buttocks, see Sculptra Butt Lift
In order to keep you as comfortable as possible during the treatment process, local anesthesia is used. The Sculptra® Aesthetic filler is injected beneath the skin, under the dermis and subcutis layer. Sculptra® Aesthetic works in the deep dermis, providing a strong foundation to reduce the appearance of folds. The Sculptra® Aesthetic procedure itself doesn’t take very long, averaging around 15-30 minutes depending on how many areas are being treated. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles and folds, more injections may be necessary.
The Recovery and Results*
Patients who receive Sculptra® Aesthetic typically report very mild to moderate side effects. Side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and other minor issues—all of which typically clear up in 3-7 days. Dr. Lacombe can provide a quick laser treatment to reduce bruising.
Sculptra® Aesthetic works a little differently than other fillers, working over time to improve your appearance. You should see a gradual improvement in the treatment areas over time resulting in a fuller, natural looking appearance as collagen is stimulated. Typically, Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected in a series of 2 or 3 treatments two months apart. Sculptra® Aesthetic typically lasts up to two years.
*Individual results and experiences may vary