As you age, the wrinkles on your face may become prominent and distinguishable. One way to battle facial aging is through the use of a cosmetic treatment known as Sculptra.

This injectable dermal filler is composed of poly-L-lactic acid. It helps treat facial wrinkles and fine lines. It can also stimulate collagen production to help give your skin a youthful and more vibrant look.

Sculptra has been known to be a suitable treatment for lipoatrophy, a condition that leads to the loss of fat in the cheeks, around the eyes, and the temple. The filler can add volume in trouble areas and help you reclaim the beautiful look that you desire.

How Sculptra Differs from Other Injectables

Sculptra is an effective solution for anyone suffering from a decrease in collagen production. It is a synthetic polymer that is not derived from plant, animal, or human sources.

Sculptra is a composition of microcrystals combined with sterile water, whereas other fillers are gel based. It also has FDA approval in the United States and is trusted in Europe and Canada along with 20 other countries. You can feel comfortable knowing that the treatment is safe and highly effective.

Requirements for Candidates Who Want to Undergo Sculptra Treatments

Ideal candidates should be in good general health and free of any underlying health conditions. This includes skin infections and heart problems. You can talk to your doctor about any other requirements or concerns you may have prior to the treatment.

The Procedure

The Sculptra treatment will not take any more than 15 to 30 minutes and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after. Your doctor will begin the treatment by identifying areas in the face that require correction. He will then mark the injection points and determine the adequate amount of Sculptra required to get you great results.

A topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic is administered followed by the injection of the Sculptra filler. Unlike other injectables, Sculptra is administered in the dermis and subcutis layers.

Once this is done, patients are asked to massage the areas that were treated to promote even distribution of the fillers. To achieve optimal results, it is advisable to get follow up treatments six to ten weeks apart.

Recovery after the Procedure

Sculptra does not cause any downtime, and you can return home soon after it is over. Redness and swelling in the treatment areas are normal and will subside quickly. An ice pack can help soothe discomfort and reduce swelling.

The Results of Sculptra

You will notice visible results immediately after the procedure is completed. Over the course of time, you will be able to see more improvements a the filler settles in. The results, however, are temporary and you may require repeat treatments later on. You can talk to your doctor about the details of the treatment during your initial consultation.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about Sculptra and the many benefits it can provide you, contact our office today! Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili is a skilled plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your cosmetic goals through safe and effective treatments.