Long since are the days of outdated injectable fillers! While most doctors in the past have voiced support for the use of injectable fillers to treat deep facial creases, hollows of the temple or soft tissue volume, the truth remains, outdated methods get dated results. Now there is a quick, natural-appearing, solution that some have called, “The Liquid Facelift”
Sculptra injectable dermal filler, once injected gradually restores facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles, hollows and folds over time and continues for up 18 months.
Dr. Caglia is was one of the leading consumers of Sculptra with advanced experience in this type of filler since it was FDA approved in 2004. Sculptra is a revolutionizing stimulating filler that is injected into the target area allowing for optimum facial contouring. Restoring the client’s facial structure and allowing for the opportunity to correct signs of aging and volume loss as well as conditions such as lipoatrophy or the loss of facial fat that accompanies aging.
Composed primarily of Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) it is biocompatible and biodegradable, allowing the body to break it down.
Used in conjunction with facial restoration therapies like, Botox, CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing; Sculptra Aesthetic enhances treatments, delivering a natural, youthful you without time-consuming and painful surgeries.
What is a Sculptra treatment like?
In most cases it takes less than an hour to complete a Sculptra treatment session that is performed in our office with one of our physicians. After a light layer of topical anesthetic is applied to the area of treatment, small injections are made in the area of the decreased volume loss or hollowing areas. Though the area is filled, this fullness will last for about 5 days and then when the liquid is reabsorbed by the body the residue of the filler remains stimulating our fibroblast cells to make new collagen. This takes 3-6 weeks to take place and improve volume. However, excellent and predictable results are typical as any swelling is often gone within 5-7 days. While tenderness, some discomfort and bruising at the injection site are rare side effects, patients have reported none to minimal downtime needed after the procedure. Sculptra has many benefits over traditional methods that leave patients smiling.
Excellent facial contouring
No recovery time
Biocompatible and Biodegradable
How soon will I see the results?
While Sculptra facial treatments are not immediate, after the initial injection, the face will be fuller and visibly improved because of the liquid substrate injected. Over a period of days this will diminish and the body will start making its own collagen and results will appear gradually. As each person is different, generally several treatments are done 3-6 weeks apart. Once the patient has achieved optimal fill, Sculptra treatments will need a touch up to maintain their ideal fill about every 12-14 months.
Will Sculptra stop the soft tissue loss on my face?
While Sculptra does make the appearance of skin firmer and smoother, it technically does not stop the loss of soft tissue as we age. It does however, surround and provide your skin with a layer of thickness that gives an undeniably natural look and restores the youthful volume of your face.