What Causes Wrinkles?
During the natural aging process, two types of wrinkles begin to form on the face – dynamic and static. While dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated facial expressions and can be treated using BOTOX® neuromodulator treatments, static wrinkles are visible when the face is at rest and can be effectively reduced with dermal fillers.
For patients who prefer gradual, long-lasting results over quick fixes, Sculptra® can help.
What is Sculptra®?
A facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® is administered in a series of about three injections over the course of a few months and helps to replace collagen that is lost in the skin as a result of the natural aging process. Collagen is an essential building block in the skin that provides strength and structure. When collagen production decreases during the aging process, skin begins to lose its shape and volume.
Sculptra® is injected underneath the skin with a fine needle and is typically a well-tolerated procedure, although numbing agents may be available depending on patient preference. Rather than providing immediate volume underneath the skin like most dermal fillers, Sculptra® works within the deep dermis where your skin is reinforced, providing correction at the source.
What Does Sculptra® Treat?
Sculptra® injectable treatments can be used to correct multiple signs of aging such as the:
Deep folds between the nose and mouth, also known as nasolabial folds or smile lines
Marionette lines framing your mouth
During your consultation, your individual skin condition, treatment expectations, and aesthetic goals will be evaluated in order to determine if Sculptra® is right for you. Our medical team will create a treatment plan for you for optimal treatment.
Most patients experience smoother, tighter skin for up to two years – longer than most other dermal filler options can provide. With a good skincare regimen, your visible signs of aging can be managed over the long term.
Are There Any Side Effects?
This filler is a biocompatible treatment that is easily recognized and processed by the body, and serious complications are rare. Mild and temporary bruising, redness, and swelling are common and should subside within the first few days. Our medical team will share any additional safety information with you during your consultation.