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Versa Dermal Filler
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable biostimulator made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Once injected under the skin, Sculptra integrates into the tissue and stimulates your body's natural production of collagen. This leads to restoration of facial volume over time and a dramatic improvement of the skin texture.
How can Sculptra help my skin?
Sculptra is designed to address volume loss, fine lines, folds and wrinkles. Due to the aging process, environmental stressors, and our genetic predisposition, we suffer from a loss of collagen. Loss of collagen leads to thinning of the skin which results in the formation of wrinkles and folds. A healthy supply of collagen is the source of smooth skin and a youthful appearance.
What areas can be treated?
Sculptra works particularly well in specific regions of the face. The areas best treated with Sculptra include:
Hollow cheeks and softening high cheekbones
Lines forming around the nostrils (nasolabial folds)
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates for Sculptra should have a healthy immune system and no history of keloid scars. Also, you should not have a medical condition that requires you to take blood thinners.
How many Sculptra treatments do I need?
To achieve your desired aesthetics, your provider will address your volume loss to determine how many treatments you need. On average, most people require a series of at least three sessions and then a "maintenance" treatment every year to continue to maximize results.
One treatment of Sculptra is never recommended and will show little to no results. Typically, one to two vials are needed per treatment, however, age and facial symmetry determine this and sometimes more vials are needed. Injections during the series are spaced about six-weeks apart.
What can I expect after a treatment?
You can expect to have mild soreness and swelling at the injection sites for about 1 week until the Sculptra incorporates into the tissue.
When can I expect results?
Subtle results can typically be seen within a month of Sculptra injection. These results will continue to build as new collagen can take up to 6 months to form.
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