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Boost Collagen Production
& Improve Facial Volume

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, which provide immediate volume, Sculptra works gradually to replenish lost collagen, resulting in subtle, natural-looking enhancement over time. This gradual approach makes Sculptra an excellent option for individuals seeking long-lasting facial rejuvenation without frequent maintenance treatments.

Once injected into targeted areas of the face, such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline, Sculptra stimulates the production of collagen, restoring volume and improving skin texture. Over several months, as the PLLA microparticles gradually dissolve, collagen fibers are regenerated, leading to a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years, making it a durable solution for addressing facial volume loss and rejuvenating aging skin.

Sculptra Treats:

  • Facial volume loss due to aging
  • Sunken cheeks or temples
  • Hollow areas in the midface
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
  • Sagging jawline or chin
  • Skin laxity and texture irregularities

Benefits of Sculptra:

  • Long-lasting results, typically lasting up to two years
  • Gradual and natural-looking improvement in facial volume and contour
  • Stimulates collagen production for ongoing skin rejuvenation
  • Minimal downtime, with most patients able to resume normal activities immediately
  • Customizable treatment tailored to individual needs and desired outcomes
  • Compatible with other cosmetic procedures for comprehensive facial rejuvenation
  • Biocompatible and biodegradable, posing minimal risk of adverse reactions
  • Clinically proven safety and efficacy with FDA approval for cosmetic use

What Happens During the Sculptra Treatment?

During the Sculptra consultation, your healthcare provider will begin by discussing your aesthetic concerns, goals, and medical history to ensure Sculptra is right for you. They will assess your facial anatomy and skin condition, identify areas of volume loss, and determine the optimal treatment to achieve your desired results. Your provider will explain the Sculptra procedure in detail, addressing any questions or concerns you may have regarding the treatment process, expected outcomes, and potential side effects.

Once you’ve decided to proceed with Sculptra, the treatment typically begins with the application of a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort. Your provider will inject Sculptra into the targeted areas using a fine needle or cannula. The injections are administered in a precise pattern to ensure even distribution and natural-looking results. Depending on your plan, multiple sessions may be recommended, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimal outcomes. After the procedure, you can typically resume your daily activities immediately.

What Is Recovery from Sculptra Like?

Recovery from Sculptra is generally straightforward, with minimal downtime compared to surgical procedures. You may experience swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, but these side effects are mild and temporary, resolving within a few days. You can typically resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, although it’s advisable to avoid vigorous exercise and excessive sun exposure for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling.

The results are not immediate, as the product gradually stimulates collagen production. You may start noticing subtle improvements in facial volume over the following weeks and months as collagen production increases. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years, providing long-lasting rejuvenation without the need for frequent touch-up treatments. Regular maintenance sessions may be recommended to sustain optimal results over time, depending on your response to treatment and aesthetic goals.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is your destination for personalized and compassionate care in achieving your aesthetic goals. Led by Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, our practice employs a team-oriented approach to patient consultations and treatment planning. With a commitment to treating each patient like family, we follow a sincere and compassionate approach to addressing patient concerns. If you’re ready to experience natural-looking results and renewed confidence with Sculptra, schedule a consultation with us today.

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