FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES SCULPTRA WORK?
Sculptra is a type of filler that can be injected into the skin. It is a solution that, due to its main ingredient: microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), can stimulate collagen regeneration. PLLA microparticles are synthetic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. PLLA gets naturally absorbed by your body after being injected deep into the skin. This absorption mechanism triggers collagen production and regeneration in your skin. The collagen chains that have been reconstructed are the key elements to smooth wrinkles and restore your facial plumpness.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SCULPTRA FACELIFT?
Anyone looking to add volume to the face or treat deep lines and wrinkles is a candidate for a Sculptra facelift. But depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the wrinkle or detachment, a different approach or even a different procedure may be recommended. The only contraindications to Sculptra injections are active infections in the injection area or a history of allergic reactions to one of its components. Come in for a complimentary consultation at StudioMD Long Island so we can address the details of the treatments and assess all it can or cannot do for your goals.
IS IT PAINFUL TO GET A SCULPTRA FACELIFT?
This is a common concern. At StudioMD we use a specially formulated topical numbing cream before most treatments involving injections, to make the process as comfortable as possible. Additionally, for sensitive areas, we can offer specific nerve blocks to make the procedure completely painless. Some patients benefit from taking a mild oral sedative prior to the treatment. During your consultation we can assess all your concerns regarding pain and assess the numbing options available.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED SCULPTRA?
Sculptra facelift requirements may vary significantly depending on the patient’s skin condition and treatment goals. But for most people, Sculptra is typically administered 2 to 3 times in six-week intervals. After two years, we recommend touch-up treatments to help maintain results, which are only required once a year.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
After each session of Sculptra, results may appear to be complete due to slight swelling that may occur from the injections and the water used to place the product. The swelling will eventually subside within a few days, and some of your wrinkles and fine lines will temporarily reappear. But Sculptra is a “continued improvement” type of treatment and you will get additional results until about six weeks after your first treatment session. The results of each treatment will gradually improve as collagen is restored and the inner structure of the skin improves. Keep in mind that collagen takes time to develop naturally and it is this newly constructed collagen that will chain smooth wrinkles and restore your facial vigor.
WHERE CAN I GET SCULPTRA FACELIFT IN LONG ISLAND?
At StudioMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Centers we provide the best surgical and non-surgical procedures, all under the care of the most devoted, discrete, and experienced team. Sculptra Facelift is a great treatment for those looking to improve on the overall appearance of their skin with little to no risk and no downtime. If you would like to know more about the procedure, please come in for a complimentary consultation at our Long Island location in Garden City. The new you is only a step away and we’ll be happy to take you there with Sculptra.