Sculptra® is an injectable treatment for the mid- and lower-face that is made from synthetic poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid is commonly used to create biocompatible sutures because it can gradually and safely dissolve into the body. Poly-L-lactic acid has a long and successful history of use. When injected under the skin, it can subtly fill in deep lines and folds that are commonly caused by a lack of volume. Sculptra® can also jumpstart your body’s natural rate of collagen production, leading to improved skin texture and appearance over time.
Who is a Candidate for Sculptra®?
Patients that benefit most from Sculptra® are those looking for long-term results but don’t expect immediate volume like other dermal fillers can produce. Sculptra® is best at producing subtle correction of facial folds and lines with long-lasting results that improve over time. Sculptra® can also produce excellent results when used in tandem with other non-surgical treatments like neuromodulators or skincare treatments. Sculptra® is most commonly used to address areas like smile or nasolabial lines, marionette lines, chin lines, and other volume-deficient areas of the mid- and lower-face.
During a consultation, our expert, certified nurse injectors will assess your anatomy and cosmetic goals so we can ensure that Sculptra® can achieve your intended results and recommend the best cosmetic options for you. It’s important to note that Sculptra® requires a few treatment sessions for best results, so your surgeon can give you the best idea of what to expect over the course of your treatment plan. We’ll also discuss any allergies or history of reactions you may have, as well as medications. This can help us determine whether Sculptra® is a safe and effective option for you. You’ll also receive a full estimate of your pricing and treatment package at this time, since these factors can depend on things like the amount of product required and the number of treatment sessions.
What Can I Expect During My Sculptra® Treatment?
Sculptra® is injected deep under the skin in a cross-hatch or grid pattern, and usually requires a topical anesthetic for your comfort. This quick and easy treatment session can take as little as fifteen minutes, depending on your treatment area and cosmetic goals. After the injection process, you can expect to see an increase in your facial fullness and youthfulness, with a decrease in lines and wrinkles. On average, you can expect three treatment sessions to achieve your best results. However, this can vary, so you may require more treatments or fewer. In some cases, Sculptra® can last for up to two years before you can opt for re-treatment. During a consultation with our expert injectors, we can also recommend the best skincare and at-home products to incorporate to maintain your results.
At Accent On You, Dr. Nakamura and the rest of our staff take pride in providing the best in cosmetic treatments to boost your confidence and bring out the best version of you. If you’re in the Arlington, Dallas – Fort Worth, or surrounding Texas areas, we can guide you through the consultation process to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with Sculptra® and our wide selection of non-surgical treatments. Contact us today by calling or filling out our online form.