What is Sculptra?
As an alternative to fillers that use hyaluronic acid, Dr. Timani offers her patients Sculptra. Sculptra is a synthetic injectable filler, composed of poly-L-lactic acid, which may be used on patients with healthy immune systems. It works gradually to fill depressions in the skin by replacing lost collagen and also stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. A standard Sculptra treatment involves three injection sessions over a few months and lasts up to two years. It is most appropriately used in the lower half of the face and is intended to correct shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles. As compared to other dermal fillers that produce near immediate results, Sculptra results typically take at least a few months to appear.
How does Sculptra work?
Injected into the deep dermis, Sculptra replaces collagen that has been lost due to aging. By reinforcing the collagen structure of your facial tissues, Sculptra gradually and subtly improves your skin, softening deep wrinkles and folds.
When will I see results from Sculptra?
Scultptra results are not seen immediately. While results may be noticeable within the first few weeks, Sculptra is designed to improve the appearance of your skin over a long period of time by targeting the underlying causes of wrinkles and fine lines, increasing collagen production.
How long does Sculptra last?
The staff at Johns Creek Dermatology will help schedule all three of your treatments. The results typically last for up to two years.
What is the recovery time of a Sculptra treatment?
Each treatment will take about fifteen to twenty minutes, with little or no downtime. Common side effects include injection site pain, bruising, bleeding, itching, swelling, or bumps under the skin of the treated area.