If you deal with volume loss in the face that you’d like to replace, you may not need facial implants through plastic surgery. Many men and women are fascinated to find that certain esthetic injectables, such as Sculptra, can rebuild volume in the face to achieve a more youthful look. Our provider at Advanced Skin Renewal, LLC in Westlake, Ohio, is pleased to offer this injectable for those seeking a way to fill the facial area, typically around the cheeks, to restore volume.
Sculptra injections are wonderful for many of our patients, so let’s learn more about it with a few of the more frequently asked questions we hear regarding Sculptra.
Our provider describes Sculptra as a dermal filler that is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic material. It gives instant volume replacement and stimulates your body’s collagen production for long-lasting results. Patients considering Sculptra often seek ways to rebuild lost volume in the face to improve contours and achieve a more youthful appearance.
Sculptra injections can be a reliable way for patients with volume loss to restore it in specific areas of the face. The best candidate is any adult male or female looking for a way to reduce signs of aging or fill in hollowed areas of the face. Patients need to keep in mind that Sculptra does not offer an instantaneous effect but instead takes time to stimulate their own collagen so that the results are long-lasting.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable and has been used safely in the United States since 2009. Our provider recommends patients who are interested in Sculptra injections consult with the office first, as it may not be suitable for everyone. During this initial visit, our team will talk to patients about their personal medical history and any medications they may be using to ensure there are no contraindications or concerns before undergoing the procedure.
The effects of Sculptra injections will usually last about two years, and some patients have reported results that can last up to five years. The duration of the effects depends on individual factors such as lifestyle and skin metabolism. Patients may consider maintenance injections every six months to a year to keep the results with time. For many patients, the use of Sculptra significantly delays the need for plastic surgery in the future, maintaining a more youthful look without invasive procedures for several years ahead of time.
Every patient is unique and has their own specific needs. Sculptra may work for one patient but not be the best solution for another.