Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen, an underlying cause of facial aging, for results that can last more than two years.
Sculptra is a great product to enhance Facial Rejuvenation. Unlike traditional fillers, Sculptra stimulates your body to produce your own collagen in the areas where the product is injected.
It has a gradual onset that peaks at 6 months and lasts 2-3 years. The particle size is very small and so it can be place in very thin areas (like the tear trough and lower eyelid), but it also has enough power to provide fullness in the temporal area, cheeks, jawline, etc. The results are consistent and patients never look “too done”. I like to see patients and see what they are bothered by and then make a plan.
If Sculptra is deemed the best choice, we can see how much will be needed and schedule an office visit to have it injected. A dental block is usually used and the entire process takes 30-45 minutes. Ice is recommended to minimize bruising and swelling as well as Arnica.
Real Patient Experience
KH is a 49 year-old mother of two. She has a busy professional life and felt like her age was beginning to show. She was in excellent health, ate well and exercised, but she felt like her face was losing volume. Surgery was not appealing to her, nor was a significant recovery and downtime. Dr. Haydon suggested that she try Sculptra. Haydon was able to use two bottles on two separate occasions (one month apart). She had very minimal bruising and within 3 months, the hollow areas and lack of fullness had been restored. Her clients made mention that she looked “refreshed”. Her husband said that he wants to try it as well.