Sculptra Aesthetic is unlike traditional cosmetic dermal fillers that specifically address wrinkles, lines and folds; this product actually stimulates the growth of your own collagen to replenish lost volume. You can expect to see a subtle, steady improvement in lines and wrinkles within the first couple months and treatments can be repeated every two months until the results are achieved. Results last for about 2 years. This product can be also be used in combination with other hylaronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, etc. for a more refined appearance.
Benefits of Sculptra Aesthetic include:
- Replaces collagen: the injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) begins working within the deep dermis to replace lost collagen and reinforce skin structure
- Restores volume: as the micro particles of the PLLA are absorbed, a collagen framework is provided to gradually restore volume
- Refine lines: results show smoothing out of shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds for a more refined appearance
What should patients expect during the treatment?
The process is similar to any other facial injection in which the product is injected into the area to be treated. A slight swelling of the area is noticeable due to the amount of fluid used to disperse the actual product, but subsides within 12 hours. Patients are advised to massage the area for 1-2 minutes 3-4 times a day for about 3 days following the treatment. Area may be tender, but massaging is still recommended. A light lotion or moisturizer can be used to assist with movement on the skin.
A follow up appointment is advised in 2 months to determine if more product is needed. Post treatment pictures are taken at the follow up as well to see the progress.