Sculptra® Aesthetic (Injectable poly-L-lactic acid Dermal Filler) – Scottsdale, AZ*

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About Sculptra

Lost volume occurs naturally during the aging process, particularly in the face, and the cheeks become flat and hollow. Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid-based dermal filler, allows for fuller and longer-lasting volume replacement in the mid-face. In addition to increasing the volume of the cheeks, Sculptra can decrease the appearance of shallow to deep lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds (also known as smile or laugh lines) that go from the edges of the nose to the corners of the mouth. With its unique formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra helps to increase the natural production of collagen in your body so even if you stop treatments, your skin will still be healthier and stronger compared to before. Schedule an appointment for a consultation at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to discover the benefits of this injectable treatment.

Ideal Candidates

Sculptra is great for patients who want to improve contour in their cheeks without implants and surgery. Some candidates may have naturally hollow cheeks while others experience full cheeks that deflated with age. Sculptra injections can also be used to improve shallow to deep facial lines and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Since Sculptra helps to prompt the body's natural production of collagen, many patients will notice a visible improvement in the appearance and health of their skin.

Procedure Technique

After your consultation to develop your unique treatment plan, you will receive your Sculptra injections in one of our procedure rooms. Your medical aesthetician may apply a numbing cream or local anesthetic before sterilizing and marking the sites to be injected. Once you are ready, the filler will be injected down to the deeper layers of the skin at the selected areas of the face. For best results, we recommend a series of four Sculptra injections each performed at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery about three weeks apart.

What to Expect

After your appointment, you may have mild to moderate redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection areas that should resolve naturally in several days. To encourage healing, you can apply cold packs to the injected areas. You should avoid UV exposure as much as possible after your appointment and use sun protection. Most patients will notice clear improvements immediately following their treatment with final results visible after a few months as the natural production of collagen strengthens the skin. When performed as a series of injections over the course of 3 – 4 months, a patient's results can last up to two years.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sculptra cost?
Dermal fillers, like Sculptra, can range in price, depending on how much is used to achieve your goals. Some patients may also need several treatments for an optimal outcome. During your initial consultation, the aesthetician will ask about your goals and will develop a treatment plan for your specific budget.

How does Sculptra work?
The main ingredient in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a collagen stimulator. It can help to restore the skin’s strength and volume over time as more collagen is formed. The additional collagen can effectively plump lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Are Sculptra injections safe?
Along with approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra has been used around the world safely since 1999. Side effects are usually mild and temporary, but some patients experience slight pain, bruising, swelling, and/or redness. In some cases, a bump may develop when pressure is applied to the treated area. Call our office if you experience any concerns about side effects that are abnormal or last too long.

What is the best age to receive Sculptra?
A dermal filler, like Sculptra, can be a good choice if you want to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is often used to fill chin wrinkles, lines surrounding the mouth, and the deeper lines between the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds). On average, patients start to get Sculptra anywhere from their early 30s to their late 50s; however, Sculptra can be safely used on most men and women who are over the age of 18.

How long do results last?
For longer-lasting results, some patients may need to schedule several Sculptra treatments. Compared to other dermal fillers, Sculptra lasts longer, and the results usually last up to two years. Since the collagen production will continue to increase after your Sculptra injections, your ultimate results may take time to appear.

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Average Cost  
$700 - $1,000
Recovery Time  
No Downtime
Average Procedure Time  
30 – 50 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
1 – 3 Years
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Sculpt A Youthful Face

Boost the youthful volume and smoothness of your face with nonsurgical Sculptra Aesthetic treatments at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. We will help determine if Sculptra is appropriate for your needs and concerns during your consultation before creating your personal treatment plan. Contact our office to schedule your consultation for Sculptra Aesthetic or one of our other cosmetic services.

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