Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable filler that creates volume in sunken cheeks and nasolabial folds as well as reducing cheek wrinkles and facial sagging.
To achieve the best results two to four treatment visits spaced 6-12 weeks apart are usually necessary. Sculptra® Aesthetic works by stimulating your own collagen to grow It is distributed over the areas your face needs volume to achieve a more youthful look. Sculptra contains microscopic particles of poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable, synthetic material. Distributed by Valeant Pharmaceutical, it is used when the volume to be replaced is more diffuse than just a few wrinkles or when the providers feel it fits better for the individual’s needs.
Sculptra® is different from hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane® and Juvéderm®), although they can be used in combination.
Although most potential side effects are similar to hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra® can occasionally cause small nodules similar to about half a pea and hard. We attempt to avoid these by using the recommended volume dilution, doing vigorous massage after your procedure, and instructing you to do massage for 5 days afterward. There are ways of diminishing these nodules if they do occur.
To learn more about Sculptra®, please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.
*Please do not schedule dental surgery within 2 weeks of your injectable filler appointment.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA approved for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.