Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
Loss of volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the middle of the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for longer-lasting and deeper volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to restoring the fullness of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that start at the outside of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra increases the natural collagen production in your body so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger compared to before Sculptra treatments. Schedule an appointment at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to hear about the advantages of this aesthetic treatment.
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Sculptra Procedure Technique
Sculptra Aesthetic is ideal for anyone who wants to boost fullness in their mid-face without surgical implants. Some candidates may have been born with thin cheeks, whereas other patients may have lost volume as they aged. Sculptra dermal filler may also help to treat fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, such as the nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and Marionette lines. Since Sculptra's formula works to boost the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will see an improvement in the appearance and overall health of their complexion.
Sculpt A Youthful Face
Following your consult to create your custom treatment plan, you can receive your injections in our minor procedures room. Your injector can use a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra is injected in the deeper skin layers at the chosen sites. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Roberto Garcia suggests a series of four treatments that are each done at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery around three weeks apart.
What to Expect with Sculptra®
Following your treatment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the sites of injections that should heal on its own in 3 – 5 days. To expedite healing, you may apply a cold compress to the treated areas. You should limit UV exposure after your injection and always use sunscreen. Many patients will have improvements immediately after their Sculptra treatment with complete results developing after 3 – 5 months when the increased collagen production improves the health of the complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may be visible for as long as two years.
Sculptra Ideal Candidates
How much does Sculptra cost?
Treatments with Sculptra can vary in price based on how much you need to achieve your desired results. You may need multiple injections to get the best results. During your consultation, your injector will listen to your concerns and customize a treatment plan before providing cost estimates.
How does Sculptra work?
Using poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra is a treatment that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. Sculptra helps to rejuvenate your skin’s elasticity and appearance as more collagen is produced. The increased collagen will visibly fill out moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Sculptra is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and it has has been used safely around the world since the late 1990s. Side effects are rare and usually mild, including minor pain, bruising, redness, and swelling. Occasionally, small bumps may appear if too much pressure is placed on the injection site. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
A treatment with Sculptra can help if you want to reduce the visibility of static wrinkles. It is ideal for the treatment of wrinkles on the chin, fine lines around the lips, and the nasolabial folds. Commonly, men and women begin Sculptra treatments around their late 30s to early 50s. However, Sculptra can be used on most patients as long as they are over the age of 18 years old.
How long do results last?
To make the results last longer, you might want to have multiple injections. A major advantage Sculptra offers over other fillers is that the results can last as long as two years. Since Sculptra continues to increase the natural production of collagen in your skin, results take longer to appear but last longer.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 min
Improve the smoothness and volume of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra dermal filler treatments at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Dr. Roberto Garcia will decide if Sculptra will help you achieve your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation before developing your unique plan for treatment. Contact our team to make your appointment for Sculptra injections or other services.
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