Sculptra is the only FDA- approved poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) facial injectable. It is injected into areas of volume loss and over time will induce collagen production in the treated areas. PLLA is a biodegradable material that has been used in medicine for many years including suture material.
- Works with your body. It works differently from the traditional HA fillers by addressing the underlying problem of facial aging – collagen loss.
- Delivers significant, subtle results over a series of treatments (an average of 3 over a few months).
- Provide long-lasting results for up to 25 months. 80% of patients were satisfied with the results 25 months after their last injection.
- Nasolabial folds – the lines between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth
- Sunken cheeks and mid-face
- Jowl and pre-jowl area
- Hollowing under the eyes
Typically, 2 to 4 treatment sessions are required over a span of a few months. The amount injected will vary from person to person depending on how deep the wrinkles are, the amount of volume loss, and where they are located. The recommendations will be discussed at your FREE consultation.
Results from Sculptra will gradually appear. Do not be disappointed if you do not see immediate results. The PLLA is a collagen activator and will the collagen will gradually develop over a few weeks and can last more than two years. Remember, it will likely take more than one treatment with Sculptra. Treatment will vary from person to person. The cost will depend on the number of vials used at each treatment session. Generally, it will take 1 to 3 vials at each session and 2 to 3 sessions for complete correction. The treatments are typically 6 to 8 weeks apart.
The procedure varies from person to person, depending on unique facial characteristics and goals. Dr. Hansen takes into consideration a client’s skin type, degree of skin damage, collagen depletion, and skin laxity. Desired results are also reviewed. Once the initial consultation is complete, a “plan of action” is developed. A series of injections may be required. The actual procedure takes less than an hour, even in the most dramatic cases.