Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler made from poly-L-lactic acid, which when injected into the skin, works deep within the dermis instead of in the more superficial layers of skin to boost your skin’s structure and volume. There, it also helps revitalize collagen stores by stimulating your skin’s natural production of collagen, which promotes:
- A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- An overall youthful appearance
Sculptra has been used for over 20 years and is approved by the FDA for the treatment of facial wrinkles. It can also be used to restore or correct fat loss in the face due to aging or illnesses such as HIV.
After performing a thorough consultation and evaluation to ensure that Sculptra is right for you, an experienced member of our team will cleanse the area that will be treated and, as needed, apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort.Then, after precisely mapping out the injections, we will strategically inject the right amount of Sculptra into the ideal locations in your face to achieve natural-looking, ageless results.
After receiving Sculptra Bend patients will be provided with instructions and information on what to expect, which may include redness, itching, pain or tenderness, bleeding, or bumps at the injection sites. To achieve the best results, we typically recommend that patients receive a series of approximately three injections over three to four months. With this treatment plan, our patients can achieve beautiful anti-aging results for up to two years at a time.
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra face treatments and whether they may be a good choice for you, call EsthetixMD today at 541-508-7907 to schedule your personalized consultation!
Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare for my Sculptra treatment?
Some medications and supplements may increase bruising from Sculptra injections. You should avoid such substances during the week prior to treatment. Examples of these are aspirin, garlic supplements, Ginko Biloba, NSAIDS, flax oil, green tea, cod liver oil, and Vitamins A and E. Some doctors recommend taking Arnica tablets two to three days before treatment to reduce bruising. You should not consume alcohol 24 hours before treatment, and potentially irritating products or substances should not be applied to the treatment area for two to three days before and after treatment. Such substances include benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, retinol, and glycolic acid.
What is recovery like after Sculptra treatment?
Recovery from Sculptra injections is minimal, though some mild discomfort may occur. You may apply ice to the treatment area for 15 minutes up to three times per day and take Acetaminophen to reduce any pain or tenderness. Some swelling and bruising may be present but will subside within one week. Arnica tablets may aid in reducing bruising. Sun exposure should be avoided until swelling and bruising have resolved. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. You should not receive IPL, laser, and skin tightening treatments for two to three weeks. The application of topical products may be resumed after one week.
What are the risks and side effects of Sculptra?
Side effects of Sculptra are minimal and typically occur around injection sites. Swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, bleeding, itching, and lumps may be present but should subside within one week. You may use acetaminophen, ice, and Arnica tablets reduce side effects.
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