What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a facial filler made of poly L lactic acid used to enhance the contours of the face by filling in wrinkles, lines, and folds, plus smoothing the face by adding volume. In clinical trials, the effects of Sculptra have lasted about 2-3 years in most patients is why it may cost more per treatment when compared to other fillers, but our patients in McKinney, Allen, Rockwall, and the DFW metroplex will need fewer treatments. At Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center, our skilled team of dermatologists and medical practitioners help patients decide what treatment is best for them: a surgical facelift, Sculptra treatments, another filler, or a combination of treatments. In all procedures, our experienced doctors strive to find the treatment that provides maximum results without looking unnatural or fake. Residents of North Texas who want to know more about how Sculptra treatments can benefit them should call to make an appointment at one of our North Texas locations.
Sculptra treatments are best for any candidate who suffers from wrinkles and deep facial lines due to aging. Based on past usage of Sculptra, typical candidates for this treatment are between 30 and 55 years old. However, younger candidates may seek this treatment to reverse the effects of aging caused by personal and environmental factors such as smoking, drug use, and sun exposure. Candidates will need to understand that the cost is significantly higher than other wrinkle fillers, however the results last much longer.
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Sculptra is an outpatient treatment administered in the dermatologist’s office. Prior to treatment, the face will be cleansed and the injections sites will be marked with a washable pen. The filler product will be injected under the skin and gently massaged so that it fills the area as needed. Sculptra is generally administered in multiple layers until the desired look and contour is achieved. The length of this treatment time can last up to a full hour. In addition to numbing the injection areas prior to treatment, this particular filler is used to recontour specific areas so the injections must be performed carefully and precisely. For the best results, some patients will need to return within a couple of weeks for additional treatment because it sometimes takes more than one appointment to attain optimal results.
What to Expect
Patients should expect to see results immediately after treatment, however, Sculptra is a filler product that may take more than one treatment session to attain the perfect results. After each treatment, patients can expect to have some mild swelling and redness at and around the injection sites, which will subside within a few short hours. Patients are also advised to follow all aftercare instructions which include refraining from exercise for 24 hours and avoid applying pressure to the face. The dermatologist will give each patient a full list of instructions and expectations prior to treatment. Patients will be able to immediately return to their regular daily routines following each treatment.
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If you are seeking long lasting wrinkle treatment results, Sculptra may be a perfect solution for you. We encourage you to call our dermatology office today and learn more about our filler options and skin rejuvenation treatments. Sculptra is FDA approved and offers patients outstanding outcomes.