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Poly-L-Lactic Acid Facial Injection

FDA-approved injectable helps replace lost collagen.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, clinically approved for deep folds between the nose and mouth (smile lines), lines framing the mouth and chin wrinkles.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

How Many Treatments are Required ?

On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your specialist.

When Can I Wear Makeup ?

If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment. Be sure to consult your doctor after treatment. For further aftercare instructions, please visit our aftercare information section.

The Aging Face and How to Age Gracefully

Aging of the human face is the result of both superficial textural wrinkling of the skin and changes in the 3-dimensional (3-D) topography of the underlying structures. The skin, soft tissues (subcutaneous fat, muscle, and fascia), and structural support (bone and teeth) are individually affected by the aging process, but they also act in dynamic unison to determine the phenotypic presentation of the face throughout life. The major forces contributing to facial aging include gravity, skeletal remodeling, subcutaneous fat redistribution and loss, hormonal imbalance, chronic sun exposure, and smoking. Other environmental factors that are purported to affect facial appearance include mental stress, diet, work habits, drug abuse, and disease.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Changes in facial Fat Pads as we Age

A youthful look depends on having the right amount of facial fat in the right places.
Redistribution, accumulation,
and atrophy of fat lead to facial volume loss.

  • Some areas lose fat. Examples are the forehead and cheeks.
  • Other areas gain fat. Examples are the mouth and jaw.
  • Modification of the fat pads leads to contour deficiencies.

In addition, the areas of fat tend to become farther apart
Instead of a smooth, almost continuous layer, the fat pads appear as separate structures.

Structural Components
of Facial Aging

Skeletal structure: Aging of the craniofacial skeleton is not merely the result of bone atrophy but is also due to a change in the relative dynamics of bone expansion and bone loss. There is an appreciable reduction in facial height, which is mainly due to changes in the maxilla and mandible, and a modest increase in facial width and depth.

Subcutaneous fat distribution. The youthful face is characterized by a balanced distribution of superficial and deep fat, which highlights a well-rounded 3-D facial topography. Facial aging is associated with loss of soft tissue fullness in certain areas (periorbital, forehead, malar, temporal, mandibular, mental, glabellar, and perioral sites) and persistence or hypertrophy of fat in others (submental, lateral nasolabial fold and labiomental crease, jowls, infraorbital fat pouches, and malar fat pad). In addition to redistribution of facial fat and loss of surrounding fullness, the fat pockets become more discernible as separate entities, as do many of the underlying facial structures. With age, the malar fat pad gradually slides forward and down to bulge against the nasolabial crease, giving rise to the prominence of the nasal fold in the aged face.

What can we do about our aging face and how do we age gracefully?

Most importantly to keeping a youthful appearance is living a healthy lifestyle, drinking plenty of water, eating right and exercise. While we take these for granted sometimes they are crucial for us not only looking but feeling young. What we cannot solve with our lifestyle we can help along with some of the marvels of modern Aesthetic Medicine:

ACTUAL PATIENT: EVELYN (48 YEARS OLD)

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Individual results may vary. Treated with 2 vials of Sculptra® Aesthetic. 14 weeks after initial treatment. Results have not been retouched.

Sculptra replaces lost volume and diminishing fat pads.

Sculptra is a collagen stimulator and works with your body within the deep dermis to regenerate collagen production. It consist of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) micro-particles which are absorbed over several months generating collagen which rebuilds the volume and inner structure of your skin. Facial volume is restored gradually for a natural, more youthful you.

Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years.* Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.**

*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.

**Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds.

HOW SOON WILL YOU SEE RESULTS?

Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years.*

Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary.

The Sculptra Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.

Please read our Safety & Side Effects section, as well as our complete Important Safety Information.

IS IT SAFE? WHAT ARE THE 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. Since Sculptra Aesthetic does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.

Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. The types and duration of side effects may vary. If you are experiencing side effects, talk to your Practitioner.

Please read our Safety & Side Effects section, as well as our complete Important Safety Information.

WHO CAN INJECT SCULPTRA AESTHETICS?

Specialists who have been trained to inject Sculptra Aesthetic and are licensed to practice within the state may administer treatment.

Training sessions are led by experienced Sculptra Aesthetic specialists whose focus is to optimize patient outcomes.