We are excited to introduce Sculptra, The Liquid Facelift!
Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, it’s a facial volumizer. As we age, we lose elasticity in our skin causing sag but we also lose soft tissue volume in the form of fat and bone causing “deflation” of the facial infrastructure that makes the sagging effect of the skin worse. We also know that round faces look younger than hollow or sunken faces. Using Sculptra, we can restore youthful facial contours by filling under the skin so that it inflates or “lifts” the facial tissues. Sculptra does this by the formation of your body’s own collagen…collagen that is created by surrounding the microscopic particles that make up Sculptra. Also, the volume enhancement achieved by Sculptra lasts at least 2 years but may last longer. That’s why the introduction of a volumizer such as Sculptra is an exciting event.
Sculptra does not give results immediately. There is a time factor involved since the true volume effect is created by your own collagen, not the product itself. Some patients achieve the desired results as quickly as 3 months though it may take up to 6 months for most patients. Most patients need 2-3 treatments spread 8-12 weeks apart. You can expect the results to last at least 2 years from the last treatment. No skin testing is required.
As with all other injections there can be temporary swelling, redness, and bruising. Otherwise, there is no ‘downtime’. Other risks include the temporary but rare appearance of small bumps that can be felt, but usually not seen, which resolve spontaneously over a period of weeks.