Sculptra Aesthetic is a long-lasting FDA approved facial injection used to create a more youthful, healthy appearance. Sculptra, made from poly-L-lactic acid, replaces collagen lost over time during the aging process. Usually, patients need about three injections over a set period tailored for each personal need.
Sculptra works deep within the dermis of the skin. It replaces collagen, restoring a fuller look by correcting facial wrinkles and skin folds. It can be used to treat:
- Chin wrinkles
- Marionette lines, or the lines framing the mouth
- Smile lines, or deep folds between the nose and mouth.
Sculptra is injected directly into the skin. Swelling at the injection sight may occur but will only last a few days. Wrinkles will reappear temporarily, but will fade as the collagen replacement begins.
Some side effects of Sculptra include:
- Appearance of small or large lumps underneath treatment area
- Injection site pain
- Itching at injection site
Patients should not seek treatment if an active infection or skin inflammation is on or near the injection site.
This is a gradual process and a full course of treatment is recommended for best results. A treatment course can change based on patient results and desires. Results lasted at least two years in clinical trial treatments.
A gradual process may be your desired plan if you would prefer a more subtle change to your face.
Sculptra is one of many injection treatments available at The Lett Center. It is also one of their many available specials for the month of March. If you are interested in regaining the youthful appearance of your past, or would like to eliminate facial wrinkles, this treatment may be right for you.
Schedule a consultation with The Lett Center to discuss treatment options, site of injection or any other questions you may have.