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Also known as a Dermal Filler
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic provides a completely new anti-aging experience to smooth fine lines around the nose and mouth, improving the appearance of aging skin folds, indented chin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. Sculptra Aesthetic is an injection containing biocompatible dermal filler made up of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a polymer synthetically derived from natural components and therefore offers a low risk of allergic reaction. It is injected into the skin folds surrounding the nose and mouth to help reduce the recesses caused by loss of collagen. Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin to correct the effects of fat loss and natural age-related bone loss.
Sculptra is an injectable volumizing anti-aging treatment that stimulates the build-up of the body’s own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face. A treatment regimen may include as many as four sessions, with each session being about three weeks apart, and the results last up to two years. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic produces gradual results over time.
What to expect during the Sculptra Aestetic procedure?
Sculptra Aesthetic is injected into the skin. The number of injections per treatment session will vary depending on the degree of correction you and your physician decide is right for you. Your physician may use a topical anesthetic and you may experience injection site discomfort in the treatment process, however this varies from person to person. You should not receive treatment if you have an active infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.
Following an average of three treatment sessions over a few months, or as your doctor recommends, can produce a more natural, younger looking appearance that can last more than two years. During the course of treatment, your physician may adjust your treatment plan to help you reveal a natural-looking appearance that’s uniquely yours.
What to expect during the recovery for Sculptra Aestetic?
You may experience swelling, tenderness, and redness in the treated area immediately after an injection session. Less common side effects after treatment may also include post-injection site pain, bruising, bleeding, and localized itching. In rare cases, nodules or papules can develop in the treated area. You should be able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Apply an ice pack to the treated area to help reduce swelling and massage the treated area for 5 minutes 5 times per day for 5 days after treatment. Avoid sun and UV exposure until visible side effects have disappeared.
Examples of Sculptra Aestetic Results:
Request a consultation.
To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Oakland, San Leandro, Alameda and Brentwood, CA.