At Star Plastic Surgery, we understand that the number one cause of facial aging is the loss of collagen in the skin. Without collagen, the skin loses definition and fullness, causing lines and wrinkles to form. Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA-approved to replace this lost collagen around the mouth and chin. Made up of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra works with your body to help revitalize collagen production, restoring lost volume for a smooth, youthful skin appearance.
Who is a Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic can be used on patients who have medical conditions which cause the loss of facial volume. It is used with deep and moderate folds around the nose and mouth, as well as in the chin. Patients who have a history of scarring complications, are pregnant, or breastfeeding should not undergo Sculptra injections.
The Sculptra Procedure
During the procedure, one of our skin care specialists will examine your skin and map out where injections will take place. Sculptra will be injected using a fine needle, which commonly only takes about 20 minutes. Sculptra Aesthetic will provide you with subtle results over time, replacing lost collagen. It will give you a natural looking appearance and the three injection sessions can last more than two years.
There is very little downtime involved with Sculptra injections, with most patients able to return to work directly after treatment. Common side effects include redness, swelling, itchiness, and bruising at the injection sites. Patients can feel free to apply makeup a few hours after treatment.
While some patients may experience subtle results immediately after treatment, full effects are commonly seen after the course of a few months.
When undergoing injection treatments, it is important to seek out a skilled specialist that has been trained specifically in the filler being administered. At Star Plastic Surgery, our skin care specialists are trained in all of our offered fillers and injectables to ensure beautiful, natural looking results. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential consultation to discuss your skin care needs.