Sculptra Aesthetic is a revolutionary medical aesthetic injectable that acts as a bio-activator and stimulates your natural production of collagen. It is FDA-approved, safe and effective and made of Poly-L-Lactic acid, a synthetic form of lactic acid, which your body naturally produces after strenuous physical activity. Sculptra Aesthetics in Scottsdale is unique because it works gradually. As it stimulates collagen production, thinness and hollowness in the skin disappear, wrinkles and fine lines begin to fill in and your complexion.
Sculptra Aesthetics injectable treatments in Scottsdale do not provide immediate results in the way that some other fillers do. Rather, the results are gradual and become more obvious over the first few weeks and most evident after a couple of months. Depending on the severity of volume loss and wrinkles, additional treatments may be needed. Regardless of how many treatments are necessary, results often last from two to three years.
As with most injectable fillers, there is a risk of temporary bruising following your Sculptra Aesthetics treatment. To minimize this risk, avoid taking aspirin for about two weeks prior to treatment. If you take prescription blood thinners, your risk of bruising is higher. However, do not discontinue these medications unless approved to do so by your prescribing physician. Eat and hydrate as normal the day of your treatment.
Once you are comfortable in our treatment room, one of our licensed professionals will clean your face and mark the areas of treatment with a washable pen. A topical anesthetic might also be applied to help minimize discomfort. The procedure itself takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The Sculptra filler is injected under the dermis and subcutis layer of the skin quickly and professionally to help minimize any discomfort. The area is then re-contoured or molded to achieve the desired results.
In most cases, more than one treatment is required to achieve your best results. This will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and an effective treatment plan will be developed to help you achieve your goals. When your treatment is complete, you can return home or work immediately. Avoid vigorous activity or laying directly on the treatment area post-procedure. Some swelling and bruising are normal. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs to help minimize any discomfort. Tenderness, itching, and redness are other temporary side effects. More serious side effects are extremely rare but should be immediately reported to Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, AZ or your primary physician.
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale is a professional provider of Sculptra Aesthetics. Our team is committed to offering the most innovative medical aesthetics products and procedures to optimize opportunities for our patients to enjoy premium health and beauty. We continuously review and refine our methods and participate in ongoing training to better understand the latest innovations in injectable fillers and other medical aesthetics procedures.
Results of Sculptra are gradual, and this helps them appear and feel more natural. They become evident over the course of a few weeks and are optimized within 4 to 6 months after completing the full course of treatment.
The amount of Sculptra vials needed is individual in nature. It depends on the severity of volume loss and the degree of fine lines and wrinkles. During your consultation with Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics, our trained professionals will discuss the specifics of your treatment.
Sculptra lasts between two and three years, making it an excellent injectable filler option for patients seeking long-term results. With regular maintenance, you can continue to extend your results and minimize the signs of aging.
No, Sculptra is not permanent. Like other semi-permanent dermal fillers, Sculptra provides long-lasting but temporary results. You can typically expect your results from Sculptra to last between two and three years, regardless of the number of treatments you received. Many of our patients who receive Sculptra dermal filler schedule maintenance visits to take a proactive approach to preserve their youthful, fresh-faced look.
Yes, Sculptra is considered safe and effective for individuals who are not allergic to any of its ingredients or those with medical conditions associated with irregular scarring. Make sure to select an experienced provider to ensure your safety and health.
Yes, Sculptra is an effective treatment for jowls. Jowls, the term for a heaviness located along the jawline, can be reduced using Sculptra. Typically, patients who are interested in using Sculptra for jowls are advised to begin by treating the cheeks and temples, to reduce the appearance of a “sagging” face. Then, treatment of the jowl area will provide more dramatic results.
The results of Sculptra are gradual, becoming noticeable within the first few weeks after treatment. Compared to other injectable fillers, many of which provide immediate results, Sculptra’s full effects are not typically evident until a couple of months post-treatment.
Sculptra is injected using a small caliber syringe. Before injection, it is rehydrated with sterile water and combined with lidocaine, which helps to make the treatment process more comfortable. Based on your goals, Sculptra can be used to treat specific target areas or even distributed in certain zones for an overall effect.
The minor side effects of Sculptra include slight swelling or bruising of the treatment area, both of which are completely normal. Some patients also experience tenderness, itching, or redness for a short period of time after the treatment. Over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs are very effective for minimizing any discomfort. It is important to be aware that selecting an experienced and reputable provider is key in minimizing your risk of rare or dangerous effects. Although severe side effects are very rarely reported, they can often be attributed to improper procedures or product quality.
The optimal number of Sculptra treatments varies from patient to patient. Your individual aesthetic goals, as well as the severity of wrinkles and volume loss, will determine if additional treatments are needed. Most patients will achieve the best possible results with more than one treatment. During your consultation, we will discuss how many treatments will be the right fit for you. At that time, we will also develop a personalized treatment plan according to your short- and long-term goals.
The cost of Sculptra will depend on the number of treatments you receive. At your initial consultation, we will recommend a plan that outlines the ideal number of treatments to suit your needs and goals, providing you with the opportunity to get a clearer cost estimate.