Q: What is Sculptra?
A: Type of injectable dermal filler that is used to treat facial wrinkles and folds. It is made from a biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which stimulates collagen production in the skin to restore volume and improve skin texture.
Q: How does Sculptra work?
A: Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. The PLLA particles in Sculptra are injected into the skin, where they act as a scaffold for new collagen growth. Over time, the PLLA is absorbed by the body, leaving behind the new collagen that has been produced.
Q: How long does Sculptra last?
A: Results typically last up to two years. However, it may take several treatments over a few months to achieve optimal results.
Q: What are the side effects of Sculptra?
A: The most common side effects of Sculptra include swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve within a few days to a week.
Nodules may develop within days, weeks, or even months after the injection. The incidence of nodules is estimated to be less than 1% and can occur anywhere on the face where Sculptra has been injected. They may be visible or palpable and can be small or large in size. In most cases, nodules are not serious and will eventually resolve on their own. However, in some cases, the nodules may be persistent or require intervention to improve their appearance.
Q: Who should not get Sculptra?
A: Sculptra is not recommended for individuals with a history of severe allergies or hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. It is also not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sculptra should not be injected in individuals who are immunosuppressed or have a weakened immune system.
It is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor before getting Sculptra to ensure that it is safe for you.