Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler made from poly-L-lactic acid. The filler can provide patients with safe and effective results with minimal downtime and no scarring. Sculptra is an excellent solution for those who wish to achieve dramatic long-term results without the hassle of surgical procedures.
How Does It Work?
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator to maximize results. Once injection sites are determined, a topical solution is applied, and the Sculptra solution is placed under the superficial layers of the skin.
The result is thickened skin and fuller appearance. Sculptra can be used to correct facial wrinkles as well as augmentation for buttocks and other areas. Increased collagen production is long-lasting. The body naturally reabsorbs the Sculptra solution over time. You can expect results from your Sculptra treatment to last up to 2 years. Annual maintenance treatments are completely safe for those who wish to do so.
Is Sculptra Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to add volume to your face or body for a fuller, more shapely appearance, you may want to consider Sculptra as a viable option. Patients who are slender or don’t have enough excess fat for traditional fat grafting procedures are also good candidates.
Is It Safe?
As with all dermal fillers, there are always some risks. Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, tenderness, and bumps at the injection site.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Some results can be seen almost immediately. Full results can take up to 2 months to be achieved as collagen production increases. Results can last as long as 2 years for most patients.
Do Treatments Hurt?
Sculptra treatments utilize a small needle for injections to keep treatments as comfortable as possible. Topical numbing creams can also be used beforehand for those with sensitive skin. Most patients equate the pain involved to a slight pinch or pinprick sensation. Treatments can be done in as little as 30-minutes depending on the treatment area.
If you’d like to learn more about Sculptra for volume enhancement, or to schedule your consultation at Belle Vie, serving the Cerritos area, please fill out the form on this page or call us directly at 562-865-0802.