The filler that helps rebuild your own collagen.
Our Manhattan Medspa offers the latest injectables; wrinkle relaxers like Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane and Sculptra to restore youthful volume throughout the face. We are continually updating the toxins and fillers we use, so always ask your injector for their recommendation based on new products on the market.
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
SCULPTRA is a sterile, injectable, biocompatible, biodegradable material that is made of very small particles of a synthetic polymer.
HOW DOES SCULPTRA WORK?
Collagen production in the body decreases as you get older and/or are exposed to the sun. Wrinkles are one of the first visible signs of this. SCULPTRA is injected into the deep layer of the skin where collagen naturally exists and is made. SCULPTRA works by initially filling a wrinkle with small PLLA beads. As the beads biodegrade the body may produce new collagen where SCULPTRA is injected.
ARE THE RESULT'S FROM SCULPTRA IMMEDIATE?
No. Unlike other wrinkle fillers, SCULPTRA provides a gradual improvement of the depressed area over several weeks as the treatment effects occur. During the initial treatment session with SCULPTRA, a contour defect should be under-corrected, not fully-corrected or over-corrected. It may seem that your treatment worked immediately because of swelling caused by injection and the water used to dilute SCULPTRA. This usually resolves in several hours to a few days and may cause the original wrinkle to reappear: you may look as you did before your treatment. Visible wrinkle correction results appear slowly. After your first Sculptra session you will schedule a follow up in three or more weeks to decide if you need additional injections.
HOW MANY SCULPTRA SESSIONS DO I NEED? HOW OFTEN?
We like to see our Sculptra patients three-four weeks after each treatment session to assess whether you need additional treatment. You may need one to six treatment sessions to achieve the optimal correction possible.
HOW LONG DO SCULPTRA TREATMENT EFFECTS LAST?
In a U.S. clinical study treatment results for some subjects lasted for up to 25 months after the last treatment session.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
As with any injectable wrinkle filler, you can expect injection-related side effects, such as bleeding, tenderness or pain/discomfort, redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally resolve within a few hours to a few days but could last for 14 days or longer. Some specific instructions you should follow after treatment are:
- Massage the treated area for 5 minutes 5 times per day for 5 days after your treatment.
- Within the first 24 hours after your treatment, apply ice or an ice pack wrapped in cloth (avoid putting ice directly on your skin) to the treatment area to help reduce swelling
- Avoid or minimize hard (strenuous) exercise and exposure to extensive sun, UV lamps, indoor tanning beds/booths, or extreme temperatures within the first 24 hours after treatment with SCULPTRA