Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
Volume loss happens during the natural aging process, especially in the mid-face, as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Dr. C. Michelle Marsala uses Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for deeper and longer-lasting volume in the cheeks. In addition to improving the contour of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine to deep wrinkles and lines, like the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that run from the sides of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra prompts the natural collagen production in your body, so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger compared to before Sculptra treatments. Schedule your free consultation at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more about the advantages of this aesthetic treatment.
Sculptra Procedure Technique
Sculptra Aesthetic is best for anyone who wants to add volume in their mid-face without surgery. Candidates may have been born with flat cheeks, or they may have age- or weight-loss-related volume loss. Sculptra may also help to fill fine to severe facial wrinkles and lines, like chin wrinkles, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Since Sculptra's formula works to increase the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will have an improvement in the overall health and appearance of their complexions.
Following your private consultation with Dr. Marsala to create your personal plan for treatment, you will receive your injections in our relaxing and comfortable procedure room. After cleansing and marking the injection sites, Dr. Marsala can use a local anesthetic if you are worried about discomfort. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra will be injected into the deeper skin layers at the chosen areas. For longer-lasting results, Dr. Marsala recommends a series of four treatments that are scheduled around three weeks apart.
What to Expect with Sculptra®
Following your Sculptra treatment, you may experience mild or moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site that should subside on its own in a few days. For faster healing, you may apply a cold compress to the injection sites. You should limit UV exposure after your treatment and always use sunscreen. Many patients will see visible improvements immediately after their Sculptra injections, with full results appearing after several months, when the increased collagen production improves the health of the complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, results may be visible for as long as two years. Every patient at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek has personalized follow-up care, so you can be sure you will know and understand your session schedule.
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How much does Sculptra cost?
Sculptra injections can vary in price based on how many vials are needed to achieve your desired results. You may need a series of treatments to get the best results, or you may only need one. In your consultation, Dr. Marsala will discuss your concerns and tailor a treatment plan, including your cost estimates.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) treatment that works within the dermis of the skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. Sculptra helps to rejuvenate your skin’s inner structure and appearance as more collagen is produced. The rebuilt strands of collagen will visibly fill out facial folds and wrinkles.
Are Sculptra injections safe?
Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Sculptra has a long history of safety worldwide since the late 1990s. Though side effects are rare, they can include minor pain, bruising, inflammation, and redness. Occasionally, bumps may become noticeable if too much pressure is put on the injected area. Contact us if you have any abnormal or lasting side effects.
What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
Sculptra is beneficial for individuals who want to soften the visibility of facial wrinkles. It can specifically be used to correct wrinkles on the chin, fine lines around the lips, and deep lines between the nose and mouth. The most common age to receive Sculptra injections is between 30 – 55 years. However, it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.
How long do results last?
With a full series of sessions recommended by Dr. Marsala, Sculptra results can last as long as two years. Since the production of collagen continues to develop over time, your results may appear more gradually. However, they will also continue to improve over time.
Sculptra Ideal Candidates
Restore the volume and smoothness of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra injections at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, CO. At your initial consultation, Dr. C. Michelle Marsala will decide if Sculptra is right for your needs and goals before developing your custom plan for treatment. Contact our team to schedule your free consultation for Sculptra or other procedures.