Sculptra® Aesthetic Injections for Face and Body in Houston TX
HOW IT WORKS
IS SCULPTRA RIGHT FOR YOU?
HOW IT WORKS
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a dermal filler injection that gradually restores volume by enhancing fullness and elasticity in the skin by activating increased production of collagen, a natural substance that nourishes, hydrates, and supports skin cells, producing firmer and smoother skin with a reduction in lines and wrinkles for men and women.
The Sculptra® Aesthetic gel has a thicker and more viscous consistency than most other dermal fillers, which makes is especially useful in certain specific applications. It also contains lidocaine, a pain relieving substance, which makes the application comfortable and painless.
Sculptra® Aesthetic triggers long lasting collagen production that continues for several weeks, causing skin firmness and volume to gradually improve over this period, producing results that appear gradually and subtly but end up making a dramatic difference. Its thick consistency means that Sculptra® treatment results are typically longer-lasting than those of other dermal fillers, and may last as long as two years.
Sculptra® Aesthetic’s uniquely thick consistency makes it especially effective at improving such conditions as flattened or sunken cheeks, adding volume and fullness to bony or undefined cheekbones.
Sculptra® Aesthetic also fills in and smoothes nasolabial folds or parentheses lines extending from the edges of the nose to the lip corners, and vertical lines extending down from the corners of the mouth, known as marionette lines. Sculptra® also increases volume in the chin area, adding definition and firmness to the chin and jaw area, firming sagging skin, and tightening up jowls.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is also effective at treating other facial areas, such as the temples, and is also used on various parts of the body to restore volume, firmness, and definition. Many patients choose to combine Sculptra® with other dermal fillers or procedures to produce a more dramatic makeover.
IS SCULPTRA RIGHT FOR YOU?
Find Out if Sculptra® Aesthetic May Be Right for You
Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA approved for use by any healthy adult to enhance volume and definition but is particularly useful for older individuals to treat deep lines and creases, loss of volume and elasticity, and sagging skin. Sculptra Aesthetic® may not be recommended for you if you have allergies to lidocaine, or if during pregnancy and lactation. Sculptra Aesthetic® may not be recommended for individuals afflicted with such conditions as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain other autoimmune diseases.
Gradual, Long-Term Results
Enhancements appear gradually and continuously for a period of several weeks after the initial treatment, as new collagen production nourishes thirsty skin cells and encourages the development of firm, healthy skin; however, Sculptra® Aesthetic will keep your skin looking younger, smoother, and firmer for up to 2 years in most cases.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra is an aesthetic injectable for men and women that would like to gradually produce long lasting natural collagen. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid which is a synthetic suture material. It is biocompatible and biodegradable and as it is gradually absorbed by the body new collagen is deposited in its place.
Who is a candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is indicated to be used for men and women with healthy immune systems looking to correct volume loss, shallow to deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles.
How does Sculptra® Aesthetic work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic works gradually over time to build volume and improve skin through the body’s own increased collagen production. Natural results appear gradually over the treatment course of about 3 injections over three to four months' time with long lasting results up to two years. Dr. Bachilo will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your desired goals.
What areas can be treated with Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Facial areas such as temples, cheeks and chin are the most common areas to have treated with Sculptra. Sculptra may also be used in the breast and buttock to produce volume and lifting effect. Sculptra may be used on irregular body contours and scars to improve shape and scar quality.
Are Sculptra® Aesthetic injections painful?
As with any injectable treatment, there is mild discomfort. At our practice we apply topical numbing cream and also reconstitute Sculptra with anesthetic agent, which makes injections much more comfortable.
How long does the Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment take?
Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment may take 30 to 40 minutes to complete, which includes a 20 min topical numbing cream application.
When can I return to work or school after Sculptra® Aesthetic injections?
Most of our clients may return to work or school the day of their injections. Mild swelling and bruising may occur, but can be covered with makeup.
When will I see results with Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Immediately after injection, there is a plumping and volumizing effect which helps to lift and improve the appearance of the face. This volume goes away gradually over a few days. The gradual collagen production continues for months after treatment and the optimal result is visible after a regiment of 3 treatments spread over several months. Because this improvement happens gradually over time, results are natural-looking and subtle, yet very noticeable.
How long do Sculptra® Aesthetic results last?
On average Sculptra injection results last up to 2 years.
How much does Sculptra® Aesthetic cost in Houston?
Sculptra® Aesthetic in Houston TX cost on average $800 per vial. Most often two vials are needed per treatment. Price of Sculptra injections may vary with the provider delivering injections.
What are the risks of Sculptra® Aesthetic injection?
Sculptra injections are very safe, biocompatible and biodegradable. Sculptra has been FDA approved and used for Aesthetic injections since 1999.
What are the side effects of Sculptra injections?
As with any injection site, potential side effects can occur. The most commonly reported include bruising, redness, soreness, and swelling.