What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® can be used to enhance and contour specific features of the face, including the cheeks, temples, chin and jawline. Sculptra® you a fuller appearance in specific facial areas, with natural results that won’t give you away. Results emerge subtly over time and can last up to two years.
Sculptra® increases skin thickness over time to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollowing around eyes, indentations and wrinkles. There is no need for allergy testing. The main ingredient in Sculptra® is a biocompatible simple lactic acid based sugar, called Poly-l-lactic acid. Unlike other fillers, Sculptra® stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This production of collagen, termed neo-collagenesis, enables the skin to thicken up to three times its previous volume. Therefore the actual ‘filling material’ of Sculptra® is your own natural collagen.
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration approved Sculptra® for cosmetic purposes, although the filler had been approved earlier (2004) to add volume to the cheeks of HIV-positive patients with facial fat loss (lipoatrophy). The filler has been used cosmetically in Europe since 1999, where it’s called New-Fill.
Sculptra® is injected in 3 sessions usually 6 weeks apart however this depends on the degree of volume correction needed. Very little bruising if any may occur and cosmetics may be applied after injection. We recommend gentle massage after injection to the areas treated 5 minutes 5 times a day for 5 days.
We are passionate about Sculptra® and it has become one of the most requested and performed dermal filler treatments at River Region Facial Plastics.