Injectable Treatments Sculptra Aesthetic
Sculptra Aesthetic Dermal Filler
With Sculptra, Youthful Skin Starts Within
Sculptra Aesthetic addresses an underlying cause of facial aging — not just the symptoms. By stimulating the production of your own natural collagen, Sculptra helps to restore your skin's inner structure and increase facial volume with long-lasting results.
Our facial rejuvenation professionals in Birmingham, Alabama use Sculptra to correct shallow-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds in the following areas:
- Smile lines between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds).
- Marionette lines or "laugh lines" in the lines framing your mouth.
- Chin wrinkles on your chin.
Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly over time to help gradually replace lost collagen. Treatments with Sculptra at Hedden Plastic Surgery can give you a younger-looking appearance with results that can last more than 2 years.
80% of Sculptra Aesthetic patients still rated their results as "good" or "excellent" 25 months after treatment.
Randomized, evaluator-blinded, parallel-group, multicenter study of 233 patients based upon good, very good and excellent scores.
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
Collagen — the not-so-secret cause of facial aging
One of the mains reasons for visible facial aging is the loss of collagen, a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives structure to skin and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid. Skin collagen decreases about 1% per year after age 20, which is when you may start to notice the formation of wrinkles. That adds up to a 30% collagen loss by age 50.
Sculptra replaces lost collagen to restore structure and volume
Even if decades of collagen loss have already occurred, Sculptra Aesthetic can help. This FDA-approved injectable treatment works within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and restore the inner structure and volume of your skin.
Sculptra is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). The Sculptra PLLA microparticles help stimulate collagen production as they are gradually and naturally absorbed by the body. Rebuilt collagen strands begin helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
With slow and steady strength, results with Sculptra Aesthetic appear gradually over the treatment regime and can last up to 2 years. Three injections are typically given over the course of 3 to 4 months. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much of their collagen has been lost.
Sculptra Safety and Side Effects
Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA-approved in the U.S. and has been used worldwide since 1999. A clinical trial found the most commonly reported side effects after treatment to be redness, swelling, tenderness, injection site pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps.
Though allergy testing is not required prior to treatment, you should not use Sculptra Aesthetic if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should also not use the product when you have an active skin injection or inflammation in the treatment area, or if you have a history or susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrohic scarring.
Contact our Cosmetic Surgery Center today to appear more youthful-looking without appearing like you've had work done with Sculptra Aesthetic.