Slow down the underlying causes of facial aging.
Sculptra Aesthetic address an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — on average, three injection sessions over a few months — for a subtle, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra® Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for more than 2 years. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen.
What to expect with Sculptra Aesthetic?
- Correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people
- Replaces lost collagen in the area of treatment
- It can gradually give you a more youthful looking appearance without making you look like you’ve had work done
- Offers long-lasting results that can last more than two years
- Does not contain human, animal, or bacterial components
- Does not require allergy testing prior to treatment
- Does not involve lasers or incisions
- Is absorbed naturally by the body
Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.*
*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary.
Safety and effectiveness of SCULPTRA Aesthetic has not been evaluated in subjects who are pregnant, lactating, breast feeding, or under 18 years of age.
Curious about the treatment? Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.
SCULPTRA Aesthetic is a sterile, injectable, biocompatible, biodegradable material that is made of very small particles of a synthetic polymer named “poly-L-lactic acid” (PLLA), carboxymethylcellulose (USP), non-pyrogenic mannitol (USP) and sterile water for injection (USP). While the time needed for SCULPTRA Aesthetic to resorb in humans is not known, in rabbits, particles were visible at over one year after injection.
Collagen production in the body decreases as you get older and/or are exposed to the sun. Wrinkles are one of the first visible signs of this. SCULPTRA Aesthetic is injected into the deep layer of the skin where collagen naturally exists and is made. SCULPTRA Aesthetic works by initially filling a wrinkle with small PLLA beads. As the beads biodegrade the body may produce new collagen where SCULPTRA Aesthetic is injected. SCULPTRA Aesthetic is injected with multiple small injections using a fine needle in a grid pattern to correct a wrinkle at the nasolabial fold or other facial wrinkles where this injection technique is appropriate.
You should not get SCULPTRA Aesthetic if you: • Are allergic to any ingredient of SCULPTRA Aesthetic: “poly-L-lactic acid” (PLLA), carboxymethylcellulose (USP) or non-pyrogenic mannitol (USP). • Previously had or have risks factors for hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation.
No. Unlike other wrinkle fillers, SCULPTRA Aesthetic provides a gradual improvement of the depressed area over several weeks as the treatment effects occur. During the initial treatment session with SCULPTRA Aesthetic, a contour defect should be under-corrected, not fullycorrected or over-corrected. It may seem that your treatment worked immediately because of swelling caused by injection and the water used to dilute SCULPTRA Aesthetic. This usually resolves in several hours to a few days and may cause the original wrinkle to reappear: you may look as you did before your treatment. Visible wrinkle correction results appear slowly. Your healthcare provider should see you again in three or more weeks to decide if you need additional injections.
As with any injection, to decrease pain during injection, a topical or a local anesthetic may be applied to the injection area skin before injecting SCULPTRA Aesthetic. In U.S. clinical study, subjects recorded pain in diaries: 71% of all treated patients reported some pain after first injection, 14% of subjects had moderate pain. Most pain resolved in less than 24 hours.
Most patients are able to get back to their activities immediately following treatment.
The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.
Make-up may be applied a few hours after treatment if there are no complications such as open wounds or bleeding.
Which treatment to choose?
If you are considering Sculptra Aesthetics in San Diego, Beauty & Body provides the latest in aesthetic procedures by trained aestheticians. Choosing the right treatment is very important as each has its own characteristic that makes it the best choice for specific area of the face. At Beauty and Body, we offer a free consultations to help you achieve the safest, most natural and cost effective results possible. Guidance and regular training is provided by our Medical Director who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to ensure superior aesthetic results.