Sculptra® Aesthetic can be an excellent option for many individuals desiring to restore lost volume in areas such as the cheeks and around the eyes, as well as for those seeking to fill deep lines and creases on the face. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this unique injectable treatment is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, which works to stimulate the growth of new collagen in the skin for a fuller, rejuvenated look that can last up to two years. Using Sculptra® Aesthetic, Dr. Stafford R. Broumand —our board-certified plastic surgeon—can address facial fat loss while helping you achieve a more youthful appearance.
What Can Sculptra® Aesthetic Do for Me?
Depending on your cosmetic concerns, Sculptra® Aesthetic may be able to help:
- Augment the cheeks
- Improve a sunken appearance around the eyes
- Correct volume loss in the temples
- Smooth shallow to deep wrinkles and folds
*results may vary
The Sculptra® Aesthetic Procedure
During treatment, the special Sculptra® Aesthetic solution is carefully injected into targeted areas of facial volume loss using an advanced Dermasculpt® Microcannula technique. Consisting of an ultra-fine, hollow instrument and diamond-tipped needle, this delivery method enables the dermal filler to be administered by our doctor with a high level of accuracy and comfort, often alleviating the need for topical anesthesia while minimizing any possible bruising or downtime. Once delivered, the Sculptra® Aesthetic solution encourages new collagen production, which gradually adds volume and corrects depressions in the skin over time. For most patients, the entire procedure take about 15-30 minutes to complete, and a series of treatments may be needed to attain an optimal outcome.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Recovery
Following treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, some degree of swelling, bruising, and/or redness may occur, but our plastic surgeon’s unique approach tends to limit these symptoms. The majority of patients look and feel well enough to resume normal daily routines as soon as they leave our office, though any strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least 24 hours. The effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic will gradually improve over the course of a few weeks and months as new collagen continues to grow, and most individuals can expect final results to last approximately two years. Once the desired outcome begins to fade, touch-up treatments can often be received, if desired.