Sculptra is one of the newest and longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market today. It helps to correct wrinkles and folds, particularly the deep, dynamic ones that run from the nose to the lip, the lip to the chin and across the forehead. Sculptra stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that contributes to skin’s volume and structure. With Sculptra, you can achieve results in as little as one treatment.


How Long Will My Sculptra Last and How Much Will I Need?

Sculptra adds volume to the face and fills grooves and hollows.  This gives some lift and help with folds that are created by loss of volume.  When larger amounts of volume are needed due to advanced aging, Sculptra is an excellent choice.   It will last up to two years after the initial treatment, and then patients do a maintenance treatment once per year.


Side Effects of Sculptra

The most common side effect with Sculptra is redness and swelling which is mild and subsides in one to two days.  There is no need for allergy testing with Sculptra as it is highly unlikely for the patient to be allergic to this product.  Occasionally, patients will have mild bruising at the injection site that is easily camouflaged with correction makeup.


What Can I Do To Minimize Bruising?

Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Advil are all anti-inflammatory agents that thin the blood and can promote bruising.  In addition anything herbal, red wine and homeopathic medications can do the same.  To minimize bruising, it’s advisable to avoid these products for ten days prior to treatment.  To find out more about what medications you are presently taking and their potential for bruising, please contact our office.