Facial Features with Sculptra
Sculptra is a
procedure used to improve facial features and restore volume
where there are signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy. Facial fat
loss happens beneath the skin, resulting in sunken cheeks,
indentations and hollow eyes. Sculptra allows for the
restoration for these conditions.
of PLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) are diluted in a suspension of
sterile water, which is then implanted into the skin. These
particles of PLA form new collagen in the skin, which adds
volume over time.
The injection occurs below the surface of the skin in the
area of the fat loss. Sculptra provides the patient with an
improved thickness in skin and appearance of folds and
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and details of the Sculptra injection procedure
The length of the procedure typically runs 10 minutes to 30
minutes per session. A topical numbing cream is applied to
patients receiving lip Sculptra injections beforehand to
minimize the little in the way of pain during the procedure.
patients typically do not require a general or local
anesthetic for this procedure. An ice pack should be applied
to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Most Sculptra
injection procedures are typically outpatient.
Risks and/or complications related to Sculptra injections
The most common side
effects include tenderness, redness, bruising, or swelling.
These side effects are usually temporary, and if present
will decrease over the next 3 to 15 days. Read the full article