Sculptra Aesthetic is a cosmetic injectable that is designed to help reduce the appearance of deep lines, creases, and folds in the face, such as nasolabial folds. The formula restores lost volume caused by aging or a medical condition, providing a more youthful facial aesthetic.
- How Sculptra Aesthetic Works
- Sculptra Aesthetic Uses
- Sculptra Aesthetic Results
- Sculptra Aesthetic Side Effects
- Sculptra Aesthetic Cost
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
Sculptra Aesthetic is composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible material that helps stimulate collagen production. While hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are used to add fullness to facial areas, Sculptra Aesthetic injections work by restoring the underlying structure of the skin to naturally boost contours of the targeted area. As new collagen is produced, you can continue to see improvement in the treated area and enjoy results for as long as two years. After your Sculptra Aesthetic treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. Your surgeon will provide any special instructions you may need to know as your treatment takes effect.
What Is Sculptra Aesthetic Used for?
At The Ottawa Clinic, our plastic surgeons utilize Sculptra Aesthetic as a method of rejuvenating the face and as a non-surgical alternative to buttock augmentation.
When used for facial rejuvenation, Sculptra Aesthetic is administered via a series of injections into the targeted areas presenting with creases or folds. Our plastic surgeons carefully plan these injections to ensure subtle, natural-looking results that can provide a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
Non-surgical Butt Lift
Often referred to as a “Sculptra butt lift,” the injectable can be used as an alternative to fat grafting, which is involved in the Brazilian butt lift procedure. This technique of injecting the formula into the buttocks helps improve firmness, increase volume, and enhance the overall shape.
How Long Does Sculptra Aesthetic Last?
Results from Sculptra Aesthetic have been shown to last up to two years. You may see initial improvement after your treatment, but full results typically take a few weeks to develop as collagen is produced. For most patients, a series of three injections are performed, scheduled approximately three weeks apart. To prolong the effects of your treatment, touch-up sessions can be performed based on your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
What Side Effects Are Associated with Sculptra Aesthetic?
Side effects from Sculptra Aesthetic are typically minor and fade within a few days. The most common include swelling at the injection site, bruising, redness, tenderness, and itchiness. When performed by a qualified professional, Sculptra Aesthetic is considered a safe method of restoring lost volume. More personalized details about what you can expect after treatment will be discussed with you during your appointment.
How Much Does Sculptra Aesthetic Cost?
The cost of Sculptra Aesthetic typically starts at $700, but this will vary based on multiple factors, including the amount of product you need to reach your desired outcome. If you would like help covering the cost of your Sculptra Aesthetic treatment plan, our team offers plastic surgery financing options that can make your total cost more manageable.