Age is communicated on your face when your skin loses volume. When you were younger, your face was fuller and your skin was smooth. As you grow older, genetics, sun exposure, the natural aging process, and other factors cause volume in your face to break down. This volume loss leads to deep folds, sagging skin, and sunken areas throughout the face.
With the Sculptra® Aesthetic dermal filler, our experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña can restore lost volume in your face, creating a fuller, more youthful facial appearance.
What Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Do?
Dr. Peña recommends Sculptra® Aesthetic to restore areas of lost volume in your face. Sculptra® Aesthetic is commonly used to improve the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), volume loss throughout the face, and other lines and wrinkles of the face caused by volume loss.
This filler is made of microscopic beads of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a material that eventually breaks down harmlessly in your body. By injecting the beads of poly-L-lactic acid deep beneath your skin in a precise pattern, our plastic surgeon can restore fuller, more youthful skin. Sculptra® Aesthetic works by having the body wrap newly formed collagen around these particles as it recognizes them. The collagen stays much longer than the particles thus giving the long-term effect. Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA-approved. It is mixed with sterile water for injection and is usually prepared several days before the injection for it to be at its best.
What are the Benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic?
The benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic include:
- Non-surgical treatment with little or no downtime. You can typically return to work, social activities, or anything else after the injections.
- Long-lasting Sculptra® Aesthetic can provide a fresher, more youthful appearance for as long as two years.* In most cases, the final results of Sculptra® Aesthetic become visible several weeks after the injectable has been present under the skin.
- As Sculptra® Aesthetic breaks down over time, it can encourage collagen to form. Collagen rebuilds the fullness of your face by supporting the structure of your skin.
Although Sculptra® Aesthetic doesn’t require you to stay home, you may notice some redness, swelling and tenderness at the injection site. These reactions are normal, but if they persist or bother you, contact our office.
Most often, a series of four Sculptra® Aesthetic injections three weeks apart is required Sculptra® Aesthetic can be used to complement and enhance your results.
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*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.