Sculptra® is a proprietary facial filling product designed to enhance facial volume due to illness or aging. The primary ingredient – poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – stimulates skin cells to produce more collagen, helping to plump the skin, making it look more youthful and vibrant.
Sculptra® specifically targets creases and wrinkles, as well as deep lines on either side of the cheeks and chin. It is also a popular treatment for HIV patients with facial fat loss.
*Individual Results May Vary
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a collection of cosmetic injectables designed to restore a youthful appearance to the face. The precise mechanisms by which fillers operate vary from product to product. However, the vast majority contain chemicals that stimulate the skin to begin producing its own plumping compounds, such as collagen and elastin.
Most patients receive injections of fillers in specific problem areas, including crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), cheeks, Marionette lines, and smile lines. Results are immediately visible after treatment and continue to develop over the following weeks and months as skin cells begin behaving more youthfully, churning out pro-plumping compounds.
Benefits of Sculptra®
Dr. Scott Greenberg identifies several benefits Sculptra® patients should know before receiving treatment. These include:
Sculptra® provides natural-looking results:
You can worry that facelifts and other surgical interventions will cause overly dramatic changes to your appearance. In these cases, Sculptra® injections may be preferable as it leads to more natural-looking improvements in your complexion.
Sculptra® comes with little to no downtime:
Dermal filling sessions at Winter Park Plastic Surgery usually take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the session, you’re free to resume your regular activities. However, we recommend against strenuous activity during the first 24 hours.
Immediately visible improvements with Sculptra®:
Sculptra® contains a transport agent that confers the active ingredient, PLLA, under the skin. Patients usually notice immediate plumping (which fades over the first few days), giving them an idea of what the final result will look like once the skin begins producing more collagen.
Sculptra® can reverse facial fat loss:
Losing weight can sometimes lead to unwanted side effects, such as loss of facial fat volume, making you look old or gaunt. Sculptra® helps to reverse this process, encouraging the dermis and underlying structures to increase collagen production, re-plumping your complexion from the inside out.
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra® Dermal Fillers?
Sculptra® is widely considered to be one of the safest and most effective FDA- approved dermal fillers, which is why we use it regularly at Winter Park Plastic Surgery. However, we do not recommend the filler for everyone because of the risk of allergies and scarring for patients with some medical conditions.
Suitable candidates for Sculptra® include anyone who has experienced the loss of facial volume as a side-effect of aging, exercise, or dieting. Patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations for what Sculptra® can achieve before undergoing treatment.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from Sculptra®? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137