Sculptra – The Natural Liquid Facelift
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Also known as “poly-L-lactic acid,” it is synthetic, and biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). It does not require a skin test.
Sculptra Aesthetic is targeted for use in:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth, or, smile line
- Lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Midface Lifting
Sculptra may take several treatments, and results happen slowly over several months. But unlike some injectables that are temporary facial fillers, Sculptra actually helps restore lost collagen — restoring the structure under the skin — for smoother skin and fuller volume that can last for two or more years. Patients under the age of 65 who have a larger capacity to produce collagen in response to the injected medication are ideal candidates.
The downside is predictability. Some patients make more collagen than others and some patients may need more time for the collagen to be formed. On average, 3 visits are needed with 1-2 vials per visit to get a natural balanced improvement throughout the face. However, some people may need more visits and more vials increasing the cost and number of visits past what was planned. For more information on Sculptra, visit our website at www.northsideplasticsurgery.com.