What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a filler that has been used throughout Europe since 1999 to improve the appearance of aging skin folds, indented chin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. Sculptra® was recently introduced in the United States and has been growing in popularity ever since. The Sculptra® filler provides up to 80 percent improvement in the treated areas. It produces results that are fully evident in three to six treatment sessions and lasts up to two years.
How is this treatment performed?
The Sculptra® procedure is performed in our office, typically for patients aged 35 to 60. It is most often performed with the use of a topical numbing cream and possibly a local anesthetic. Patients may experience minimal discomfort from the needle injection. The procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure.
What can patients expect following treatment?
Results gradually become evident over the course of a few weeks. Since results are temporary (up to two years), treatments have to be repeated in future years to maintain the benefit. Normal activities can be resumed immediately following treatment, however, patients are advised to stay out of the sun. Touch-up treatments may be required up to six times every six weeks to achieve an optimal result.
If you are interested in Sculptra®, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.