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sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic treatment used to restore facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It's composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin. Unlike dermal fillers that provide immediate results by adding volume to specific areas, Sculptra works gradually over several weeks to months. The poly-L-lactic acid particles help to stimulate the body's natural collagen production, resulting in a fuller, more youthful appearance. The number of vials recommended is based on the volume loss but generally it is between 2-6 vials. Clients will be assessed individually. Please plan ahead for special events as this can take time and you could also experience some bruising or swelling so do not schedule this treatment right before an event, at least a week or 2 prior. 

PRICE: Variable based on quantity of vials needed

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Sculptra is commonly used to treat areas such as sunken cheeks, hollow temples, and deep folds around the nose and mouth. The treatment typically involves a series of injections administered by a trained healthcare professional. While results may take several weeks or months to become noticeable, they can last for up to two years or more in some cases.

aftercare

    • Avoid ice or heat to the area. The inflammatory process is important after this procedure.

    • Take Tylenol if needed. Avoid NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or Aleve, for a few weeks after treatment if possible as they can increase bruising and bleeding.

    • Avoid antihistamines if possible for a few weeks as they can lessen the inflammatory response.

    • Remember the 5-5-5 rule! Firmly massage the treatment areas for 5 minutes with arnica gel or lotion 5 times a day for 5 days following treatment. Make sure your hands are clean to prevent infection.

    • Expect soreness, bruising, or swelling in the injected areas.

    • Try to sleep on your back for a few days post procedure if possible to avoid uneven distribution of product.

    • Avoid exercise for 24 hours after procedure

    • Avoid RF microneedling, CO2 laser, or procedures of that nature for 2 weeks post treatment

    • Avoid facials or lying face down on a massage table for a week post procedure.

    • Limit alcohol consumption 24-48 hours after the procedure as this could increase bruising

    • Avoid aspirin or blood thinning medications for several days after if possible. Do not stop these without consulting your primary care provider.

FAQs

  • Sculptra is a biostimulator made of PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) used to stimulate the body’s own collagen. 

  • The number of vials needed will be assessed on an individual basis but generally between 2-6 vials.

  • Up to 25 months.

  • It can be mildly uncomfortable but topical numbing is applied and/or injectable numbing if needed.

  • Yes, generally 2 vials per session spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.