What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable treatment made with poly-L-lactic acid, a collagen stimulator that can effectively boost natural volume under the skin with an injection process. Sculptra accomplishes two goals— firstly, it provides subtle volume as the product fills in wrinkles and folds in the face. Secondly, the product is metabolized over time, leaving behind naturally-generated collagen in its place. The result is smooth skin that is rejuvenated from within.
The best candidates for Sculptra are people who have significant signs of aging that results in sagging skin and folds in the face. During a consultation, Dr. Diktaban can determine whether Sculptra is your best option for your goals. In some cases, you may be better suited for a surgical procedure if your signs of aging are severe. You’ll also discuss your medical history and goals for Sculptra treatment to ensure a safe and effective treatment process.
What Happens During Sculptra Treatment?
Sculptra can be administered right in our state-of-the-art office. Because everyone has a different level of tolerance, we can supply a topical numbing cream. Once you’re comfortable, the product is carefully injected under the skin in areas where you have signs of aging. This requires multiple injections in a grid pattern to ensure the product is fully dispersed and can generate collagen in the ideal areas. Overall, this process can take less than thirty minutes, after which you can return home.
Results and Recovery
It’s common to experience some redness and minor swelling in the days following treatment, but this usually subsides quickly. Any bruising can last for around one week but can easily be concealed with cosmetics. You’ll see subtle improvement after your injection session, but your results will continue to emerge in the months afterward as Sculptra generates new collagen for a rejuvenated and youthful look. Because of this unique process, Sculptra results can last for one to two years, after which you can return for re-treatment.
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Schedule a Consultation
Sculptra is a unique injectable option that can provide long-lasting results with your body’s natural rejuvenating processes. To learn more about the right injectable options for you, contact our Manhattan office to meet with Dr. Diktaban by calling or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Sculptra cost?
Because Sculptra goes above and beyond hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, it is priced higher than other injectable treatments. During your consultation with Dr. Diktaban, you’ll receive a full estimate of your Sculptra costs. As with any cosmetic treatment or surgery, it’s important to consider the skills and reputation of your provider rather than the cost.
What's the difference between Sculptra and Restylane fillers?
Restylane is another type of dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to simply restore volume under the skin. Although Sculptra also restores volume, the unique compounds in the product stimulate collagen growth over time. This means Sculptra can produce longer-lasting results.
What is Sculptra made of?
Sculptra is made with a synthetic and biocompatible form of poly-L-lactic acid, which belongs to the alpha-hydroxy acid family. These microparticles can stimulate collagen production while also providing natural, subtle volume.
Does Sculptra tighten skin?
Sculptra does not produce the same skin-tightening results as a surgical procedure, but it can provide natural-looking volume to fill in wrinkles and folds in the skin. The result is firmer, more youthful skin.