Sculptra Face


What is Sculptra?

This is a collagen stimulator used to restore facial volume. This restores volume that has been lost due to aging or illness. It is composed of poly-l-lactic-acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production.


Is it FDA approved?

In 2004, the FDA approved Sculptra for treating lipoatrophy and restore lost facial volume. The appearance of sunken cheeks, deep folds, and indentations can often be categorized as lipoatrophy. In 2009, the FDA approved this restoration under Sculptra Aesthetic to help restore severe hollowness such as temples, cheeks, and around the jowl area.


Who should not receive Sculptra?

Sculptra is safe and effective but isn’t recommended for people with allergies to any of its ingredients or for those with medical conditions that cause irregular scarring.


How does Sculptra work?

Sculptra is injected into skin to diminish facial indentations or wrinkles. It contains PLLA, which acts as a collagen stimulator, assisting in gradually restoring fullness from facial wrinkles and folds. This results in a softer and more youthful appearance. Some results may be noticed immediately, but it may take up to nine days to see full results of your treatment.
Dr.Kay will work with you to determine the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best result. The average regiment consists of three injections spread over three to four months.


Preparing for Sculptra

There is no special preparation required for Sculptra. To reduce the risk of bleeding, it’s recommended to cease the usage of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Fish oil, and Naproxen a few days before treatment.


Targeted area for Sculptra

Sculptra is used to diminish facial wrinkles and folds, this has been clinically approved to treat smile lines, and other wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin.

Sculptra has many off-label uses, including:

  • Non-surgical butt lift or buttock augmentation
  • Corrections of cellulite
  • Correction of chest, elbow, and knee wrinkles

Sculptra has also become a popular choice for those looking to bulk up their appearance. It’s being used to create definition and the look of extra muscle mass on the following:

  • Glutes
  • Thighs
  • Biceps
  • Pectorals
  • Triceps

Sculptra is not recommended for use on the eyes or lips.

Are there any risks or side effects?

You can expect some swelling and bruising at the injections site. Other common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Bumps

What to expect after Sculptra?

Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after Sculptra injections. Swelling, bruising, and other side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days. Doing the following will help speed your recovery:

  • Apply a cold back to the affected area for a few minutes at a time within the first 24 hours.
  • Following treatment, massage the area five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days. The Rule of Five.
  • Avoid excessive sunlight or tanning beds until any swelling and redness has resolved.

It’s important for patients to understand Sculptra’s bio-stimulatory properties. Patients usually begin to experience results from Sculptra between six and eight weeks.

The results of Sculptra can last up to two years.

Episode 58: The Key Benefits of Sculptra!

On this week’s podcast, I talk to you all about Sculptra! Sculptra, also known as poly-L-lactic acid is made from the same material that stitches come from! I love this injectable because of how effective it is at helping your body produce its own collagen! I love educating all of my Beauty Byters about products like Sculptra. It is so important to know that there is more to injectables than just Botox or filler! In this episode, I tell you all of the reasons why I love Sculptra, some of my favorite areas to treat, and why patients see such gorgeous results with this product! You may have heard a thing or two about Sculptra from watching my videos of the Sculptra Butt Augmentation. This injectable was originally designed to help HIV patients that lost facial volume. One of the greatest things about medicine is finding new, innovative ways to use products beyond what they were originally meant for. If you’re looking to turn back the clock, come see me for some Sculptra! Everyone can use a little pick me up.

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