Looking for a natural-looking facial filler that lasts up to 2 years?
Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable treatment that creates a natural look that lasts for up to two years. It is made of a biodegradable and biocompatible substance called poly-l lactic acid, or PLLA.
It encourages the body to create new collagen and is especially useful for treating hollow or sunken cheeks. As we age, the elasticity of our skin decreases causing our face to droop and lose volume. As a facial filler, it increases volume and creates a natural appearance.
Sculptra Aesthetic was FDA approved in July 2009 as an injectable treatment for facial wrinkles. PLLA has been a fixture in the surgical world for 30 years and was used to create dissolvable sutures. Researchers later discovered when PLLA is broken down it produces collagen, which directly led to the creation of PLLA in an injectable form. Sculptra was originally FDA approved in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy, which is when a person experiences fat tissue loss. It was introduced into the cosmetic world because of its effectiveness.
Sculptra is advantageous for two reasons. The first being it is an organic solution because it encourages the body to engineer collagen, which naturally fills the face. Because it creates collagen organically, the effects last much longer.
Secondly, Sculptra is especially useful when treating a large surface area of the face. Dr. Egozi prefers to use it as a broad-stroke brush, meaning rather than treating a small area like the lips, it is best employed in a patient’s jawline, cheeks, or temples.
Usually, patients will have to undergo Sculptra treatments every six to eight weeks. The timeline differs for each patient because it depends on how much volume is being added. However, on average, patients require three treatments. On the other hand, patients see the effects of it almost immediately after treatment. The maximum effect will be noticed after six to eight weeks.
Sculptra is a relaxing injectable facial treatment with minimal bruising. Most patients go right back to their usual activities immediately after their appointment.
In some instances, Sculptra can postpone the need for a facelift. It is essentially a liquid facelift and is ideal for patients who like the way their face is aging and would prefer to rejuvenate rather than restructure it. Some patients who have undergone a facelift utilize it years later to rejuvenate their face and enhance the results of their facelift.
Patients interested in Sculptra treatment are invited to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Egozi. This meeting provides the patient the opportunity to learn more about Sculpture. During this time, Dr. Egozi will perform an evaluation and make a treatment recommendation based on his findings and the patient’s desired results.
To schedule a consultation appointment, feel free to contact Dr. Egozi at his office today.