Sculptra® Aesthetic Philadelphia
Sculptra® Aesthetic: A Sculpting agent that restores volume to correct signs of facial fat loss
Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first injectable wrinkle treatment that can help replace lost collagen. A full treatment of Sculptura® Aesthetic, an average of three injectable sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
We are excited at the Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery to offer Sculptura® Aesthetic to our patients, giving them a new option in facial rejuvenation treatment. During a consultation, our physicians will determine which injectable treatment is right for you. Many patients opt for a liquid facelift which includes a number of different treatments to achieve a total facial “lift” and rejuvenation without surgery.
What Is Sculptura® Aesthetic?
Sculptura® Aesthetic is a cosmetic dermal filler that reduces wrinkles, lines and furrows around your mouth, eyes, cheeks, lips and neck with a safe biocompatible fat volume substitute. Sculptra® can produce semi permanent results with a fuller, fresher and more youthful appearance.
Sculptra® is also an enduring treatment approved by the FDA for the restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, in people with human immunodeficiency virus. It is the first FDA-approved product of its kind for this condition.
Sculptura® Aesthetic to Restore Facial Fat Loss
Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra® is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin testing is required.
What To Expect
Here is what you’ll experience as you reduce wrinkles using the Sculptra® Aesthetic:
- A treatment is performed on an area ,such as around your mouth or cheeks (Sculptra® is not injected in the lips or forehead), where a pattern of carefully spaced volume-controlled injections of Sculptra® are placed beneath your skin.
- Next, your body will ‘naturally’ transport collagen and fibroblast material to the treatment site.
- Typical results are seen in about two weeks as a structure forms, your skin thickens naturally, and your appearance slowly reverts to a more youthful, fresher and fuller appearance as wrinkles subside and cheeks take-on new definition.
- Most patients get two years or more of positive results with Sculptra® rather than the typical 3 to 6 month result with collagen or fat cosmetic fillers.
Risks & Side Effects of Sculptura® Aesthetic
Biologically inert, Sculptra® poses no health risk based on immune system ‘tissue rejection’. Technically, Sculptra® is a synthetic formulation derived from naturally occurring lactic acid in your muscles. The same compound has had years of successful medical applications as dissolvable stitches as well as soft tissue implants.
The most common side effects seen with the use of Sculptra® is some pain and bruising. Bruising can last for 7 to 10 days. Sculptra® has been safely used outside the United States since 1999 in over 150,000 patients.
Sculptura® Aesthetic FAQs
How much does Sculptra® Aesthetic cost?
There are a few factors that figure into how much treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic will cost. Some of these include:
- How many treatment sessions are needed
- How much Sculptra® Aesthetic (number of vials) your physician uses per treatment
- The degree of correction you and your physician decide upon
Due to these factors and especially because Scultpra® Aesthetic treatments are tailored to individual patients, cost will vary from person to person. The best way to determine your individual cost is by scheduling a consultation with one of the physicians at The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery.
How does the price of Sculptra® compare with other treatments?
Comparing the cost of facial rejuvenation options to each other can be challenging because so much depends on desired results, the amount of product your doctor recommends, your response to the treatment, and the amount of time results last.
A treatment that lasts 3 to 6 months may cost less up front than one that lasts much longer, yet generally requires additional treatment sessions to maintain the effect for the same duration. You may want to consider the total cost over time.
When comparing the price of Sculptra® Aesthetic to other injectables, it can be helpful to weigh cost against treatment duration. Of course, the best way to determine how much a treatment option will cost is to talk to your physician and discuss your needs.
Are there patient discounts, rebates, or special offers available?
The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery offers specials and discounts throughout the year to make cosmetic treatment easy and affordable. Sign up for our e-newsletter or Like Us on Facebook to get access to the latest specials and notifications of manufacturer rebates.
Where is Sculptra® Aesthetic used?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique. Sculptra® Aesthetic is suitable for:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
Is Sculptra® Aesthetic safe? Are there any side effects?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.