As Sculptra gently induces collagen production rather than injecting hyaluronic acid solutions, its effects may last several years. Touch-ups may be necessary every few years, but only as a result of the body’s natural aging process — the Sculptra itself is not metabolized in the same way other temporary injectables are.
Sculptra also requires minimal downtime, with most patients able to go about their day immediately following their appointment.
Additionally, Sculptra may be used in conjunction with other facial treatments to augment their overall results, such as:
- Other injectibles
- Laser treatments
- PDO thread lifting
- And more
The Sculptra Process
As with most other injectable procedures, the physician will first mark where on the patient’s body the Sculptra is to be delivered. Topical anesthetic or lidocaine may also be used to enhance the patient’s comfort.
In the majority of cases, patients receive two vials of Sculptra in the injection site per session, with treatment sessions spaced approximately four to six weeks apart.
After the Sculptra is injected, the physician will massage the injection site to ensure the particles themselves are evenly distributed throughout the target area. Patients will then be asked to regularly massage the site themselves throughout the healing process.
Finally, the side effects of Sculptra are minimal, albeit patients may experience:
- And more!
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