ACTIVATE THE POWER OF YOUR SKIN! Activate the skin’s natural regenerative process with Sculptra® Aesthetic and help replenish lost collagen, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. With age, your skin's natural collagen supply decreases and you may start to notice wrinkles and facial aging. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cell and tissue—for results that can last more than two years.
Sculptra® Aesthetic's main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a safe and long-lasting synthetic (artificially created), biocompatible (can be used harmlessly in the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) substance. PLLA has been used for more than 20 years in many surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft-tissue implants. Sculptra® Aesthetic injectable is used to reverse the signs of facial fat loss that occur with aging. By restoring collagen, which decreases as the body ages, it fills out shallow-to-deep wrinkles and folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). It is not appropriate for use in the eye and lip areas.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Procedure
Dr. Conkright injects treatment within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin's structure. Over time, Sculptra® Aesthetic helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months. Dr. Conkright may use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. You should not receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Procedure Length
- 30 - 60 minutes
Risks / Side Effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic
Possible side effects of Sculptra® injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer. Once the swelling sibsides, the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
Sculptra® Aesthetic results
Sculptra® Aesthetic is considered safe and effective for most patients. Because it works gradually, patients achieve a more youthful, natural-looking appearance with subtle, yet noticeable, results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra® Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Results of Sculptra® injections vary but, in a clinical study, their effects were shown to last for up to 2 years in most patients.