Before and 6 weeks after Sculptra treatment.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a unique filler made up of small particles of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic collagen stimulator that is biocompatible and biodegradable.
How does Sculptra work?
After injection Sculptra microparticles cause mild controlled inflammation in the tissues which gradually stimulates collagen and revitalizes the skin. It provides natural correction of volume loss over several months. It improves skin elasticity, hydration, radiance, and smoothness.
Who can benefit from Sculptra?
Sculptra can be used on patients with a healthy immune system. With aging we see gradual loss of volume in the face from reduced collagen production, collagen loss, fat loss and bone resorption. This leads to changes in skin texture, tone, and quality. Sculptra can benefit patients looking to create a healthier, more natural, and attractive appearance.
Who should not get Sculptra?
Patients with an allergy to the ingredients in Sculptra, i.e.. poly-L-lactic acid, carboxymethylcellulose and mannitol.
Patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are Sculptra results immediate?
The immediate volume correction that is seen is due to the water used to reconstitute the Scupltra. This will go away in 24 hours. The volume enhancement from Sculptra will not start to be visible until 4-6 weeks after injection and will continue for up to 2 years.
How long do Sculptra treatments take?
Treatments generally take 45 minutes, but buttock treatments may take longer.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra is gradually broken down by the body over 18 months, but the collagen stimulating effects are noticed for up to 2 years.
What areas can be treated with Sculptra?
Face, neck, decolletage, abdomen, buttock, inner arms, inner thighs, stretch marks, cellulite.
How many vials of Sculptra are needed?
Dr Fisher will do an assessment of the area for treatment. In general, facial treatments are 2-4 vials. Usually, 2 vials are injected at one session. Buttock treatments usually require 6 vials per treatment.
How many sessions of Sculptra are needed?
Facial treatment are usually 1-2 sessions with the second treatment being done 8 weeks after the first, if required. Buttock treatments usually require 3-4 sessions.
Will Sculptra help jowls?
Sculptra is a good option for treating jowls. By placing Sculptra in certain areas we can increase volume and skin tightening which can improve the appearance of jowling.
Why do you massage after Sculptra treatments?
Massaging is done for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days after injection. This is done to help disperse the Sculptra particles throughout the treatment area and to aid in the prevention of developing nodules.
What are Sculptra nodules, and will they go away?
Sculptra nodules can occur due to an overabundance of microparticles in one area that form a bump under the skin. They usually resolve on their own, but occasionally need to be treated with medication to assist in their break down.
When do Sculptra nodules appear?
Nodules can appear from 1-6 months after treatment.
How can I prevent getting Sculptra nodules?
Nodules can be prevented with proper reconstitution and injection of the Sculptra microparticles by your practitioner. It is also important to massage the treatment area for 5 days after treatment.
Can Sculptra be used in lips?
Sculptra cannot be used in the lips because there is a lot of muscle movement in that area which can cause the microparticles to clump eventually leading to nodule formation.
Can Sculptra cause vascular occlusion?
There is a risk of vascular occlusion with unintentional injection of Sculptra into a blood vessel. Care must always be taken when injecting any kind of material into the body.
Can Sculptra cause blindness?
Like any other filler Sculptra can cause blindness if injected into an artery that supplies blood to the eye. Fortunately, there have been very few reported cases of this happening.
Can Sculptra be used in temples?
Sculptra can be used safely in the temples to increase volume. Treatment in this area can directly improve temple volume and indirectly improve wrinkles around the eyes, lifting of the tail of the eyebrow as well as improvement in the marionette lines and nasal labial folds.
What is Sculptra BBL?
Sculptra BBL is buttock enhancement due to collagen stimulation produced by Sculptra injection into the buttock area. Surgical buttock enhancement from implants and fat grafting is not suitable for all patients and can have a high complication rate as well as a significant recovery time. Sculptra is a minimally invasive procedure with a high safety profile, requiring almost no downtime and minimal side effects. It increases volume giving projection, lift and contour as well as improving skin texture and smoothing cellulite dimpling. The exact number of vials and treatment sessions will vary depending the size of buttocks and the treatment goals. For more information on Sculptra Butt enhancement click
Can you combine Sculptra with Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
When Sculptra is combined with PRF or PRP it is called PlasmaSculpt. Combining these two products enhances Sculptra’s collagen regenerative properties because the PRF or PRP is full of growth factors.
What is the difference between Skin boosters and Sculptra?
Skin boosters are generally made from hyaluronic acid. They can improve hydration of the skin as well as reduce lines and wrinkles. The results generally last 9-12 months and you will need 2-3 sessions 4-6 weeks apart to achieve desired results.
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