Bringing Back That Youthful Fullness

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that was approved by the FDA for aesthetic use in 2014. The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which is classified as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last up to two years.

Wrinkles on the face can be lessened by injecting Sculptra into the skin. It contains PLLA, which works as a collagen stimulator and helps to slowly fill out wrinkles and folds in the skin. This makes the skin look smoother and younger. You might see results right away, but it may take a few months to see the treatment in full effect.

Here at WIFH, we will help you figure out how many sessions you need to get the best results. On average, most of our patients receive three injections over the course of three or four months.

How Does Sculptra Work?

What Areas Can Be Treated With Sculptra?

Sculptra is used to get rid of wrinkles and folds on the face. It has been approved by doctors to treat smile lines, wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and wrinkles on the chin.
There are no special instructions to prepare for Sculptra treatment. However, to reduce the risk of bleeding, you may want to stop taking NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen a few days before treatment.

Preparing For Sculptra

What Happens to During a Sculptra Treatment?

On the day of your first Sculptra treatment, one of our experts will map the injection sites on the skin and will clean the area where the injections will be given. A local anesthetic may be used to ease any pain, and then your doctor will give you several small injections.

Most people can get Sculptra injections and go back to their normal lives right away. Most side effects, like swelling and bruises, are mild and go away in a few days. Here are some tips below to help you feel better faster:
  • Within the first 24 hours, put a cold pack on the sore area for a few minutes at a time
  • Following treatment, massage the area for five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days
  • Don’t get too much sun or use tanning beds until the redness and swelling have gone away

What To Expect After Sculptra

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Results are gradual, and it may take a few weeks to see the full effects of Sculptra. Results last up to two years.

Is Sculptra Dangerous?

These injections are an FDA-approved procedure and are perfectly safe when overseen by a doctor – even over years of use.

Does Sculptra Hurt?

Due to the use of needles in sensitive areas, a topical anesthetic may be applied to help with any discomfort.

What Are the Risks/Side Effects of Sculptra?

You can expect some swelling and bruising at the injection site. Other common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Bumps