Sculptra: 5 Things to Know

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a remarkable new type of filler, FDA-approved to reverse your aesthetic concerns. Here are five things you should know about this treatment.

1. Results from Sculptra last up to 2 years.
Different from other dermal fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic works by stimulating natural collagen production in the skin, making for more gradual and long-lasting results. Typically, patients receive 3 to 5 treatments on a treatment plan for optimal results.

2. Sculptra should not be used around the eyes.
Sculptra is generally not used as a treatment for hollowed eyes because of the possible formation of bumps. Since the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, bumps may be more apparent. There is also an unpredictability of results with the use of Sculptra in this area.

3. Sculptra should be used for sagging skin.
If you are noticing sagging skin, especially around the jaw area or formation of nasolabial folds, Sculptra is an excellent treatment for you. It helps add natural volume to larger areas of the face.

4. Sculptra is easier than fat transfer.
Since Sculptra is a minimally invasive treatment, it can be deemed much easier than facial fat transfers, which requires surgery to harvest fat. However, for patients with sensitive skin and allergies, some dermatologists recommend moving away from Sculptra.

5. Again, about the Sculptra bumps.
One of the most common concerns with this treatment is the formation of small bumps under the skin after treatment. The best way to avoid this issue is to stay away from thin, delicate skin and ask for a lower dilution of the solution.

You should also know that there are many alternative treatments to restoring the volume and skin elasticity of your face. All dermal fillers are uniquely manufactured and have different traits to help decide what is best for a cosmetic concern. A consultation with one of our dermatologists is necessary to determine if Sculptra is right for you.

Learn more by contacting The Dermatology Specialists today.