Sculptra Dermal Filler
Sculptra is an effective poly-L-lactic-acid-based dermal filler injectable treatment. It is used for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The procedure can treat lipoatrophy and improve facial volume. Lipoatrophy involves loss of facial fat and facial wasting.
Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide Scultpra dermal filler for treating wrinkles and sagging facial skin to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.
Key Ingredient in Sculptra
Polylactic acid is the primary ingredient in Sculptra. It has been in use for over two decades in surgical products, such as dissolvable stitches. Polylactic acid replicates the natural derivative created by human muscles after exercise. You don’t need any allergy testing for Sculptra since it is biologically inert and doesn’t involve any synthetic materials.
Sculptra Injections for Increasing Facial Volume
Sculptra injections can help in increasing facial volume. Lipoatrophy related loss of facial fat can cause hollows under the eyes, sunken cheek appearance, and loss of lip definition. You can restore definition in the face by using Sculptra.
Reducing the appearance of facial folds and deep wrinkles is another popular use of polylactic based Sculptra. The dermal injectable offers long lasting results which makes it more preferable over other cosmetic fillers. Sculptra can be used for rejuvenating the lips, eyes, and other facial areas. In fact, it is also known as ‘liquid facelift’ after its effectiveness in creating a more youthful and fuller appearance.
Treatment Process of Sculptra
Sculptra is provided as an outpatient treatment at the doctor’s office. Your surgeon will mark the targeted injection locations on your face before the treatment. Topical anesthetic may be applied for minimizing discomfort during the injections if desired.
Sculptra suspension is generally diluted with lidocaine right before the injection. This reduces discomfort owing to the injections. A very fine-gauge needle is used for injecting the suspension. Unlike other dermal injectables the suspension is injected under and not into the skin.
Sculptra is evenly administered under the facial defect. Generally, most dermal fillers are spot placed under a line or a wrinkle. This is a major difference between Sculptra and other dermal fillers. The treated areas would be massaged immediately following the treatment for distributing the product evenly.
This massage works to prevent the formation of nodules and bumps in the skin as well. Sculptra injections have little to no downtime. Most patients resume their normal activities almost immediately.
How does Sculptra Work?
A mild inflammatory reaction under the skin is induced by the microscopic Sculptra crystals. This stimulates the formation of new collagen. Collagen-producing fibroblasts are recruited by white blood cells that surround the Sculptra microcrystals. Collagen production increases gradually which makes the volume-enhancing results of the treatment apparent in just 4 to 6 weeks.
You would need to be patient since the effects of Sculptra becomes apparent only after a few weeks or months. The regimen for Sculptra is generally “Treat, Wait, Evaluate, and Retreat if Necessary.” Cosmetic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for Scultpra dermal filler for treating wrinkles and sagging facial skin.
Contact The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas for More Information
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.
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