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Sculptra is a biodegradable injectable filler used to restore the loss of facial fat and collagen. As we age, the loss of facial fat and collagen significantly contributes to a “gaunt” look with deep under eye troughs, sunken cheeks and temples. This causes the overlying skin to become severely wrinkled.
Sculptra is completely different from other commercially available fillers in that it gradually stimulates the development of new collagen to provide lift and restore fullness to the skin. This production of new collagen increases skin thickness to remove deep wrinkles and provide a more natural restoration of the aging process.
AREAS APPROPRIATE FOR SCULPTRA
- Periorbital areas (around eyes, cheeks)
- Nasolabial folds
- Chin and jawline
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
This depends on the severity of wrinkles or volume loss. Patients with mild wrinkling may require 2-3 treatments, whereas more severe wrinkling or photoaging may require 3-6 treatments.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A SCULPTRA TREATMENT?
Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic gel is applied to the appropriate areas for 20-30 minutes. Then, at various sites on the face, Dr. Mahoney injects small amounts of Lidocaine to alleviate any pain from the Sculptra injections.Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic gel is applied to the appropriate areas for 20-30 minutes. Then, at various sites on the face, Dr. Mahoney injects small amounts of Lidocaine to alleviate any pain from the Sculptra injections. Sculptra injections are then administered through fine needle injections to various areas. Multiple injections are usually required. Following each injection, Dr. Mahoney gently massages the area to insure that the medication is distributed evenly at each site. Mild swelling and bruising can sometimes occur. Post treatment pain is rarely a problem.
Right after treatment, you may experience some redness, bruising, or swelling which can typically be covered by makeup. For the next 5 days after treatment, you will need to gently massage the areas treated for 5 minutes 5 times per day. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately after treatments.