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When you want to eliminate the deep lines, creases, and folds in your face, Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that produces quality results. Dr. Scott Haydon and the medical team at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute & Skin Care Clinic can restore your facial volume lost to age or illness. The injectable contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which stimulates collagen production.
There are a number of benefits associated with Sculptra treatment in Austin, TX. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the injectable for treatment of deep facial folds and wrinkles. Not only is Sculptra safe, but it requires minimal preparation or downtime. The treatment is performed in Dr. Haydon’s office, so there’s no prep work as with surgical procedures. Once the injection is rendered, you’re able to return to normal activities immediately.
When Sculptra is injected into the skin, the PLLA acts as a collagen stimulator, filling in folds and lines to gradually restore the fullness of your youth. The results offer a younger and softer appearance. Immediate results are usually noticeable, but it will take six months to see the complete results of your treatment.
Dr. Haydon will meet with you personally during your consultation to advise how many sessions you may need to achieve the desired look. Typically, patients receive a series of three injections over the course of three to four months.
Sculptra is the longest-lasting filler on the market with results lasting up to two to three years. The initial injection will need to be repeated in 4-6 weeks. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra encourages collagen production, so you cannot inject too much at one time or there will be a high risk of nodules forming. These changes in fullness occur gradually over time, creating a very natural and slow onset that doesn’t look fake like some other fillers.
There is no downtime with Sculptra injections. If swelling or redness occurs, you can use a cold pack for a few minutes at a time during the initial 24 hours. You can also massage the injection area for a few minutes each day to prevent any soreness.
Dr. Haydon offers Sculptra injections in his office and the entire process is usually completed in 20-30 minutes. To learn more about how this dermal filler is different from other options and whether it will fit your needs, book your consultation today.