If your face has lost volume with deep creases, hollowed temples, or sagging jowls, Sculptra® Aesthetic can be a great non-surgical way to look younger. Sculptra® is injected into the areas that need more fullness and contours the face over a period of months. Sculptra® is best used if you are looking for a natural, gradual results. It is designed to reverse the signs of aging in the face by aiding in the creation of new collagen. For this reason, the results can last up to two years or more in some patients.

Sculptra® is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a synthetic substance, but it is biocompatible and approved by the FDA. It has been used safely for decades, so no allergy tests are required.

We will spend time with you in consultation, answering all of your questions so that you can decide if Sculptra® is a smart choice for you. Our philosophy is to provide you with a natural look that does not look as though you have had facial fillers. After examining you, we may advise a different dermal filler than Sculptra® or the use of Sculptra® in combination with another filler, such as Belotero Balance, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm® Voluma, Radiesse®, or Restylane®.

How does Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery Approach Sculptra® Injections?

Our physicians are well-versed in the way Sculptra® works in the face. For this reason, we know how to inject the filler without causing an overdone appearance. Using our extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, we can determine the best placement and dosage of Sculptra® to provide you with an excellent outcome.

Three treatments are usually necessary for the best results with Sculptra®. These are spaced out over a few months.

Dr. David J. Kiener, M.D.

Sculptra® replaces lost collagen in and under the skin by stimulating your body to produce more of it naturally. Sculptra® also provides a subtle lift to tissues that have succumbed to the effects of gravity.

—Dr. David J. Kiener, M.D.

While Sculptra® is injected into a deeper layer of skin than some other dermal fillers, the needle is very small, and the formula includes Lidocaine to reduce discomfort. A topical anesthetic is also applied about a half hour before your injections.

What is Recovery Like After Sculptra® Injections?

While no recovery period is needed after Sculptra® injections, you might have some minor swelling and bruising for a few days. Ice packs are used immediately after the treatment and are helpful for the first 24 hours to minimize any bruising and swelling. Makeup can be used to hide any discoloration.

After injection, we recommend the “5-5-5” regimen. That means massaging the parts of the face where the Sculptra® was injected for 5 minutes, 5 times per day, for 5 days. This helps optimize the distribution of the material.

There will be some improvement in facial volume immediately after the injections due to the amount of Sculptra® injected. This will dissipate over the following day or two. The long-term improvement will begin over the next 4-6 weeks. The typical patient has three sessions of injections usually spaced about six weeks apart.

Of course, you can contact us at any time in between your Sculptra® injections with any questions or concerns.

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Sculptra® FAQS | Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery

What is Sculptra® Aesthetics, and how does it work?

Sculptra® Aesthetics is an injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production in the skin. It contains poly-L-lactic acid, gradually replacing lost collagen, restoring volume, and improving skin texture.

What areas can Sculptra® Aesthetics be used to treat?

Sculptra® is commonly used to address facial volume loss, targeting areas such as the cheeks, temples, and nasolabial folds. It’s also used for non-surgical butt lifts.

How long do the results of Sculptra® Aesthetics last?

Sculptra® results are gradual but long-lasting, with effects often lasting up to two years. Maintenance treatments are recommended to prolong the benefits.

What is the downtime after a Sculptra® Aesthetics treatment?

There is minimal downtime required with Sculptra®, and most people can resume their daily activities immediately. Some patients experience swelling or bruising, which typically resolves within a few days.

How many Sculptra® Aesthetic sessions are typically needed?

The number of sessions varies depending on individual needs. However, most patients achieve optimal results with several treatments spaced a few weeks apart. Our physicians at Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery will design an individual treatment plan designed to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Is Sculptra® Aesthetics suitable for all skin types?

Yes, Sculptra® Aesthetics is suitable for all skin types and tones. It helps address volume loss and skin laxity in a variety of patients.

Are there any side effects associated with Sculptra® Aesthetics?

Common side effects include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. These are usually mild and temporary. Serious side effects are rare, and your provider will discuss these during your consultation.

Can Sculptra® Aesthetics be combined with other aesthetic treatments?

Yes, Sculptra® Aesthetics can be combined with other treatments like dermal fillers or Botox® for a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. However, consulting with a qualified practitioner is essential to determine the best plan for your needs.

How soon can one see results after Sculptra® Aesthetics treatment?

While some immediate improvement may be visible, the full results of Sculptra® Aesthetics become apparent as collagen production increases over several weeks to months.

Is Sculptra® Aesthetics a painful procedure?

Discomfort during the treatment is generally minimal. Your provider may use a topical anesthetic or a numbing agent to enhance comfort. Most patients find the procedure to be tolerable and well worth the long-term benefits.