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What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a FDA-approved facial injectable that adds volume to correct shallow to deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), lines framing your mouth (marionette lines), chin wrinkle and other facial wrinkles.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® works by replacing lost collagen, restoring volume and redefining lines. Facial collagen loss is a key factor in the aging appearance. Collagen acts to support structure for the skin, provides overall volume and gives shapes to your face. When Sculptra® is injected into the skin it adds volume and smooths away wrinkles. As the product is absorbed a collagen framework is provided to gradually restore volume loss, which results in smoothing out of shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds for a more refined appearance.
Is Sculptra® right for me?
To find out if Sculptra® is for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Facial Plastic Surgeons and together you can decide on a treatment plan.
Be sure to tell your physician about all of your medical conditions and all medications (including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and especially if you:
· Have allergies to any ingredient of the product
· Have a history of scarring on your skin as a result of injury or surgery
· Had surgery on your face
· Have had a recent infection or swelling on the face
· Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
· Currently breast feeding or plan to breastfeed.
Will I experience any side effects?
Side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing the area. Additionally there have been reports of injections site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding and itching. These symptoms were mild and went away on their own.