The natural aging process can lead to unwanted physical changes, including facial wrinkles and lost volume. For those wanting to address these concerns, Sculptra is an effective solution to restore a more youthful look. Similar to dermal fillers, the FDA-approved injectable helps rebuild collagen to smooth out creases and folds. If you want to rejuvenate your facial appearance, our dedicated team at Dermlounge can work with you to determine if Sculptra is the ideal solution for your needs and create a treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.
How Does Sculptra Work?
The Sculptra formula is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates natural collagen growth as it isgradually absorbed by the body. This process helps to smooth wrinkles and re-establish fullness that may have been lost over the years. Much like the popular dermal fillers JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, Sculptra works to improve the underlying structure of your skin for a more fresh-faced appearance, just at a more subtle pace as it triggers collagen production.
The number of sessions and amount of product needed will vary for each patient, but three sessions of Sculptra spaced three weeks apart are typically recommended.
During the procedure, one of our aesthetic professionals will inject Sculptra into the target areas. Over time, the formula helps your body reproduce collagen that’s been lost due to aging to give you optimal results.
What is Sculptra Used For?
Sculptra aims to restore a healthy and youthful appearance by correcting shallow to deep wrinkles and creases in your face. The treatment improves facial volume and is approved for use on folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), the lines around your mouth (marionette lines), and chin wrinkles.
The injectable treatment can also be used for a non-surgical butt lift, acting as an alternative to the Brazilian butt lift, which involves fat grafting. When utilized in a butt lift procedure, Sculptra helps enhance the firmness, volume, and shape of your buttocks.
How Long Does Sculptra Last?
Results from Sculptra injections have been shown to last up to two years, as the production of collagen continues to enhance your skin. While you may notice improvements and changes initially after your treatment, full results typically take several weeks to develop. A series of treatments is recommended for best results, and to maintain your results for a prolonged period of time, follow-up treatments can be scheduled.
What Are the Side Effects of Sculptra?
At the hands of a skilled aesthetic professional, you’re more likely to achieve the natural look you desire with Sculptra. Even with a highly trained provider, however, you may experience certain side effects, though this will vary from patient to patient. Our team takes every precaution to ensure you have a safe Sculptra treatment, reducing the potential for side effects whenever possible.
In general, side effects from Sculptra injections can include:
- Pain at injection site
- Redness and itching
- Tenderness and bruising
- Swelling and bleeding
- Small to large bumps underneath the skin
If you are concerned about any side effects from your Sculptra treatment, please contact our office.
How Much Does Sculptra Cost?
The cost of Sculptra varies based on each patient and their individual treatment plan, but on average, a treatment package can range from $1,500 to $3,500. Factors may include the number of sessions needed, the dosage of Sculptra used in each session, and the geographical location of the practice. Once your custom treatment plan is created for your specific needs and goals, you’ll be provided with a personalized quote.
For more information on Sculptra and to determine if the treatment is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.