Sculptra

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Sculptra

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

If you are looking for a long-lasting facial filler that fills and volumizes facial folds and hollows, and replaces lost collagen slowly over time, consider our Vancouver Sculptra ® treatments. Sculptra is a non-invasive, biocompatible dermal filler that fills and plumps shallow to deep facial folds, smile lines, sunken cheeks and temples so you look less depleted, younger, and healthier. Sculptra is a series of treatment sessions, each building on the previous. Results last for up to 2 years.

To book a complimentary consultation or for information about Sculptra costs, contact us.

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra is a formulation of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – an ingredient that has been used safely in dissolvable sutures and facial filler treatments in over 30 countries since 1999. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004 for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy (facial fat loss) and was subsequently approved for broader aesthetic application in 2009.

Sculptra is the first biocompatible and biodegradable dermal filler that replaces lost collagen and stimulates new collagen growth over time, reinforcing the underlying structure of the skin. This strengthened structure improves slowly, reducing the appearance of facial gauntness (sunken cheeks, smile lines, deep folds). Sculptra must be administered as a series of several Sculptra injection treatment sessions a few weeks apart for best results.

Sculptra in mid-face & temples

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

Benefits of Sculptra ®

  • Sculptra is long lasting
  • Improves hollow, sunken facial features including: smile lines (nasolabial folds), cheek and temple hollows
  • Provides subtle, natural-looking results over time so it doesn’t give away your secret
  • Replaces lost collagen
  • Stimulates new collagen growth
  • Biocompatible and biodegradable

Am I a good candidate?

Sculptra is a safe and appropriate treatment if:

  • You want gradual, natural, long lasting results. Sculptra is not an immediate quick-fix.
  • You have a healthy immune system.
  • You aren’t allergic to any of the product’s ingredients.
  • You don’t have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scar formation.
  • You don’t have active skin infections or inflammation.

Before the treatment

A complimentary consultation at our Vancouver, BC, Canada clinic will establish whether you are a suitable candidate for Sculptra injections.

To minimize post-treatment bruising and bleeding, avoid red wine, Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and other blood thinners the day before the treatment.

  • Avoid drinking red wine 2 days before treatment.
  • Avoid taking 1 week before the treatment: Don quai, evening primrose oil, ginkgo leaf, ginger, garlic, ginseng, feverfew.

What happens during the treatment?

The Sculptra filler may be mixed with Xylocaine – a numbing agent – to increase your comfort during the injection session. A numbing cream may also be used. Throughout the treatment, injection sites are further numbed with an ice pack just before each injection. Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis, and the number of Sculptra injections per treatment session varies depending on the how many areas being treated and the depth and severity of folds, hollows and wrinkles.

Treatment time: Approximately 30 minutes. 4 separate sessions, 3 weeks apart are required.

After the treatment

Immediately after each Sculptra injection treatment session, you may experience moderate swelling, which will provide a sneak preview of how you may look once facial folds, hollows and wrinkles have been filled, plumped and smoothened. Post-treatment swelling usually subsides within a few days at which time folds and wrinkles will temporarily reappear. Improvements will become noticeable slowly – a few weeks after your first treatment – and will progressively improve with each treatment as collagen is restored and the skin’s internal structure is strengthened.

Temporary post-treatment side effects may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching and swelling. Other side effects include lumps under the skin that are noticeable when pressing. Bumps usually resolve on their own.

Post-treatment instructions:

  • In the 24-hours after the treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped ice pack to the treated area(s) for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin. The ice pack will help reduce post-treatment swelling.
  • Massage the treated area(s) for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days after treatment.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and UV lamp exposure until swelling and redness resolve.
  • Use SPF 50 sunblock to protect your skin.

Recovery time:  Little or no downtime.  You may resume your normal routine the day after the treatment.  Results can last for up to 2 years.

What will I look like after Sculptra

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

How many treatments will I need?

To get Sculptra’s full benefits, you must complete a several session treatment plan. Usually, 4 injection sessions are scheduled about 3 weeks apart.

Other treatment options

Other injectable fillers that improve lost facial volume and fill deep folds include:

More information about Sculptra ®

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