Sculptra® Aesthetic is considered among the most innovative dermal fillers available that can revitalize collagen production and help patients achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. As men and women grow older, there are both internal and external factors that can cause premature facial aging. From the natural effects of aging to sun damage, smoking, and environmental influences, the skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more prone to wrinkling over time. Sculptra® Aesthetic uniquely addresses the cause of facial aging rather than just the symptoms by stimulating the growth of new collagen proteins in the dermis. As a result, the rejuvenation achieved with Sculptra® Aesthetic can be very long-lasting and endure for up to 25 months.
- What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
- Sculptra® Aesthetic Treatment
- Sculptra® Aesthetic Results
- Sculptra® Aesthetic Cost
How Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a collagen-stimulating injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that is naturally absorbed by the body. Upon injection, the PLLA microparticles in Sculptra® Aesthetic are gradually absorbed by the deep dermis, resulting in the growth of collagen. As collagen fibers continue to form, Sculptra® Aesthetic strengthens the skin’s underlying structural support and allows the face to look softer, fuller, and more supple. Not only can this improve the texture of the skin, but Sculptra® Aesthetic can also gradually rebuild the loss of volume that occurs as our skin matures.
How is Treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic Injections Performed?
Your treatment plan is personalized according to your individual needs and the quality of your skin, but a typical regimen with Sculptra® Aesthetic involves a series of injections over the course of a few months to promote facial volume. Your personalized treatment will be discussed with you during your consultation to ensure optimal results. Treatment is performed in an office setting at our Minneapolis med spa. Prior to your treatment, a topical anesthetic (numbing agent) can be applied to minimize discomfort during injections. Once your treatment plan is confirmed, Dr. Joe will use an ultra-fine needle to deliver Sculptra® Aesthetic into the correct level of the dermis. The rejuvenation attained through the regenerated collagen should unfold gradually over the weeks and months following treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Results from Sculptra® Aesthetic become visible as the body continues to absorb the PLLA microparticles injected during treatment. Over time, patients should notice greater facial volume and an improvement in the areas that can cause the face to appear aged, such as the temples and mid-face. The outcome varies from patient to patient, but results have been known to last up to two years with optimal treatment. Minor swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites may occur, but should subside soon after your appointment. There is no downtime required.
How Much Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Cost?
The cost of Sculptra® Aesthetic injections is calculated according to factors unique to your treatment plan, including:
- The number of treatments planned
- The degree of correction necessary
- The amount of product injected
Once Dr. Joe gains an understanding of your needs, our office will be able to provide you with a personalized quote detailing the cost of your treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic. At Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery, our plastic surgeons accept plastic surgery financing through CareCredit® and ALPHAEON™ Credit for qualified patients who would like to make their expenses more manageable.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for Sculptra® Aesthetic injections or if you would like to learn more about our non-surgical cosmetic treatments.