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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is not recommended for use on the eyes or lips.
You can expect some swelling and bruising at the injections site. Other common side effects include:
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:
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.
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