There’s a non-surgical way to restore volume and fill out facial features, such as hollows under the eyes and sunken cheeks, without downtime. Our Lafayette, Louisiana patients appreciate Sculptra® because the results from these easy treatments are long lasting. Injected like other facial fillers, Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production.
How It Works
Sculptra is in injectable filler made from a safe, synthetic injectable material known as “poly-L-lactic acid.” This filler is ideal for replacing facial fat loss, which occurs as a natural result of the aging process. It works by increasing collagen production, gradually and significantly increasing skin thickness, especially along the cheeks. Since poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body), no skin test is required.
Sculptra can be used alone or in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, and other dermal fillers. It also effectively restores facial volume in patients who have had face lift cosmetic surgery. We will be happy to explain your options during your skincare consultation and put together a treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals.
While the improvements from Scupltra can last as up to 2 years, it is not a permanent filler. Many Acadiana patients return periodically for maintenance treatments.
What to Expect
Although there’s no downtime associated with Sculptra, treatments can take from 15 minutes up to 1 hour depending on the size of the areas being treated. Improvements appear gradually as collagen production increases, which can take approximately 6 weeks. Optimal results usually require at least 3 to 6 treatments, each spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart.