Sculptra ® Aesthetic | Auburn, AL
As our skin ages, the collagen and elastin in the dermis becomes damaged and thinner. We also lose subcutaneous volume of fat and bone in our faces. As a result the signs of aging such as wrinkles, bags under the eyes, deflated appearing cheeks, thin lips, jowling and loss of jaw line begin to appear. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Aquadro can address each of the three main causes of an aged appearing face—skin damage, loss of volume, and laxity. Fortunately, injectable Sculptra is available to replenish volume with minimal downtime.
How is Sculptra ® Aesthetic used?
Sculptra ® Aesthetic is injected into areas to correct moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Over a few months and multiple sessions it is injected into select locations to gradually replace lost collagen. The effects can last up to two years.
Where is Sculptra ® Aesthetic used?
- Nasolabial fold (Deep lines around the nose and mouth)
- Corners of the mouth*
- Sunken cheeks*
- Other unsightly wrinkles and areas of volume depletion*
*Sculptra ® Aesthetic is approved by the FDA for the treatment of the nasolabial folds. All other uses are considered “off-label.”
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a FDA approved facial injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible and bioabsorbable synthetic material that has been used for decades in surgical sutures and meshes. For more info visit the Sculptra ® Aesthetic website.
What can I expect from a consultation for Sculptra ® Aesthetic?
Dr. Aquadro will perform a full assessment of your face and discuss your areas of concern. Often, local anesthetic is provided to improve your comfort.
What can I expect after treatment with Sculptra ® Aesthetic?
The most common side effect is redness and bruising at the site of injection. You may resume normal activities immediately following treatment. Sculptra lasts up to two years.
Who is not a good candidate for Sculptra ® Aesthetic?
Someone with history of hypertrophic or keloid scarring
Sensitivity to Poly-L-lactic acid
*The above patient photos and videos are models and not patients of Dr. Aquadro.
Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.