Sculptra® Aesthetic (Injectable poly-L-lactic acid)

Before and After Photos

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What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is an FDA approved product that is intended to restore loss of volume in the face. Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, which is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (material able to be broken down by the body). Sculptra® gradually stimulates the production of collagen over time. Poly-L-lactic acid has been safely used for over 30 years in re-absorbable sutures, soft tissue implants and other types of implants. No skin testing or allergy testing is required.

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What areas of the face can Sculptra® be used?

Sculptra® is an excellent treatment choice for patients with facial volume loss due to the aging process. Sculptra® is also an excellent choice for the treatment of shallow and deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), facial contour deficiencies, and other facial wrinkles. The treatment is an alternative to surgical fat transfer with less down time.

How long does Sculptra® last?

Clinical studies have shown the results will last through two years and possibly longer. The results of Sculptra® treatments occur over time (weeks to months) due to gradual production of new collagen. Sculptra® treatments provide a graceful, gradual change in facial contours, folds and wrinkles that are long lasting.

How many treatments are required?

Patients may require 1-3 sessions every 4-6 weeks for the best enhancement. The average number of treatments required is three. Patients with severe facial fat loss or severe wrinkles may require 3 to 6 treatments. Patients may require touch-up treatments after 1 ½ to 2 years to maintain optimal results.

Where is the Sculptra® treatment performed?

The treatment is performed in the office setting and generally takes about 30 minutes. Dr. Albert Fox in Dartmouth, MA administers a local anesthetic to ensure maximum comfort for each patient. You may experience mild redness, mild swelling or bruising. Although bruising is rare, if it appears you can apply make-up to camouflage the area.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Additional information about specific non-surgical aesthetic treatments can found in the links below.

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