Maybe you already know how amazing products like Botox can be for the aging face. You might have looked into facial dermal fillers’ softening, plumping effects. However, have you heard about Sculptra? A filler like no other, those who lack facial structure and a youthful framework to build on benefit from the skillful application of this innovative cosmetic sculptor. Its impressive effects work to restore and rejuvenate a person’s appearance and longer-lasting naturally.
What is Sculptra?
This liquid consists of Poly-L-Lactic Acid-a a synthetic form of lactic acid- the same substance your body produces after exercise. Formulated as an injectable filler, it’s FDA-approved and doesn’t contain animal or human products. This material acts as a bio-activator and powerful collagen trigger by stimulating your natural tissue volumizing. The PLLA dissipates and disappears over time, and collagen fibers are created to take its place. The process is slow, requiring 4-6 months to appreciate full results. However, the gradual nature of this process lends to its natural appearance.
Sculptra Case 1062
A female in her late 50’s came in with concerns regarding her cheeks and nasolabial folds. She had lost volume in the areas of concern because of the natural aging process that caused her cheeks to droop and her nasolabial to fold. After carefully reviewing her options and keeping her medical history in mind, we decided to proceed with the Sculptra injectable fillers by using a blunt cannula allowing the needle to pass through, requiring only one poke. This specific procedure was done in under 45 minutes, including the numbing cream application process.
We used a blunt cannula to allow the needle to go through smoothly. You may feel a slight poke, almost like a pinch, during the injection of the Sculptra. To minimize bruising and swelling, the chiller was used after the procedure.
The cost of this procedure varies depending on how many vials of Sculptra are needed. In this case, three vials of Sculptra were used; therefore, the price was $2,100.00 plus tax.
Sculptra Side effects
The main side effects are bruising and swelling, which lasts up to 4-5 days but varies with each person depending on their skin type.
Inserted below are before and after pictures were taken the same day as the treatment. You can see an immediate change right after the procedure, and they only get better over the next few weeks.