Sculptra

60 min, $800/vial

Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable that stimulates the skin's natural regenerative process to replenish lost facial collagen. It is FDA approved to subtly and gradually restore facial volume. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is biocompatible, biodegradable, and helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.


Sculptra takes time, and results appear gradually and can last up to two to three years. Over time Sculptra helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment varies from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, 2-3 injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.

Common Treatment Areas:

Temples

Cheeks

Nasolabial folds (smile lines)

Marionette lines

Along the jaw

Neck

What to expect during your treatment

Our staff will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer all questions. Topical numbing is applied for 15 minutes which helps to ease any discomfort. The treatment typically lasts about 1 hour. Side effects are minimal; however, there is always the possibility of bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. 

Aftercare

  • The topical anesthetic should wear off in 2-3 hours

  • Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling

  • Apply cool compress or ice pack in 15 minutes intervals to help with swelling or bruising in the first 24 hours

  • Attempt to sleep “face-up” or head slightly elevated for 2-3 nights

  • Use topical arnica ointment to help reduce bruising

  • Oral Benadryl and ibuprofen may be used every 8 hours for the first 3 days for comfort and swelling

  • Your filler will naturalize and integrate with your own collagen over 2-4 weeks​

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Is it for you?

There is no "right" time to start getting filler. If you are seeing signs of aging, or just want to add volume, this could be a great service for you. While there are no official studies that evaluate the safety of fillers in pregnant women, we would rather err on the side of caution and treat you when you are no longer pregnant. If you have any active cold sores, we ask that you rebook, or if you have a history of cold sores, start talking Valtrex 3 days prior to injection. If you have any big events coming up, we advise planning this treatment around your social calendar.

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