Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is a deeper and longer-lasting alternative for individuals with more significant volume loss and deeper facial creases. A series of injections performed over several months can help to restore a youthful appearance in those experiencing a loss of facial fat and skin laxity. Clinical studies have demonstrated results lasting up to 2 years.
Sculptra pairs well with laser and microneedling.
All of our providers at New South Family Medicine and MedSpa have extensive experience with fillers and other injectables like Sculptra.
We were the first in Fort Mill, SC to offer Sculptra injections.
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that restores volume and smooths away wrinkles over time, with long-lasting results.
Collagen stimulator is injected into the desired areas using tiny needles or a blunt-tipped cannula
Nasolabial folds, smile lines, marionette lines, chin , scarring and loss of facial volume
Sculptra involves a series of injections
Very Minimal - we will topical numbing solution
Reduction of lines and wrinkles, improvement in scarring, and restoration of volume to face or body
Results visible in four - six weeks
Follow-up appointments are required to ensure an optimal outcome
Results visible in four - six week
Sculptra involves a series of injections of fine particle powder that has been reconstituted in sterile water. The injections are performed after the application of a topical anesthetic. After the session, the patient will experience some swelling which lasts for a couple of days.
Over the next several weeks, the body will deposit collagen around the fine particles. This new collagen is responsible for the improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Results from Sculptra are very natural by stimulating one’s own collagen and connective tissue.
Is Sculptra Safe?
Yes, Sculptra has a proven track record of safety and success. The FDA approved Sculptra in 2004 as a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe facial lines and creases.
How long do the results last?
One of the most popular features of Sculptra is its durability. While it takes 4-6 weeks to see the full results of your treatment, those improvements will last up to two years.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately following a treatment session, redness, swelling, pain, and bruising may occur in the treatment area. These side effects may last for several days, possibly as long as three weeks.
Will my face look or feel different?
When treated with a licensed and trained injector who has the experience like our injectors at New South, you can expect gradual, yet impressive results. No one should notice you had a treatment unless you choose to tell them. You will see gradual enhancement in the months following your procedure as collagen levels increase – almost as though time was in reverse.
Is Sculptra right for me?
Sculptra is an excellent treatment for patients who are unhappy with their aging symptoms and want to see natural, long-lasting results from their treatment. This collagen stimulator is effective on even deep facial creases. Patients need to understand that results will take a few weeks to develop.
How long will it take for me to recover?
After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. There is minimal downtime afterward. Your provider will give you post-care instructions on applying ice to the treatment areas for the first few days to reduce any pain and swelling. There may be some bruising after Sculptra injections, so plan accordingly if you have any major social or professional events.