Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SCULPTRA FILLER TREATMENT?
Sculptra is a dermal filler treatment that works to replace lost collagen in order to maintain or regain your skin’s elasticity. The Sculptra filler contains Poly-L-Lactic Acid - a safe, absorbable and semi-permanent component that is administered through a series of small injections at varying levels of thickness - to achieve the best possible results for each treated area. The injections main goal is to fill out depressed areas, mostly on the face and cheeks that have lost volume with ageing and weight loss. By helping to replenish your own natural collagen, Sculptra gives you a fuller and more youthful facial contour that can last for up to two years.
IN WHAT AREAS CAN SCULPTRA BE USED?
Overall, Sculptra was designed to lift and smooth skin in areas that have lost volume and firmness. It shows long-lasting results in both wrinkles and folds. It works better in shallow-to-deep corrections in the mid-face region. Common issues treated can include:
• Nasolabial folds;
• Marionette lines or melomental folds;
• Sunken cheeks and temples;
• Wrinkles and lines in the cheeks or chin;
• Acne scars.
Keep in mind that results will appear gradually over around six weeks after the procedure and with that give you a more subtle and natural improvement.
HOW LONG DOES SCULPTRA LAST?
Each Sculptra treatment at StudioMD, will be customized to the patient’s needs and skin requirements. So we can achieve the optimum, natural looking result possible for that unique patient. The extent of results will vary accordingly to the approach used in each procedure and the patient’s current skin condition. For most patients, some results can start to show immediately after treatment, with main effects noticed after the first few weeks, then increase over the next few months with further treatments.
A course of treatment usually lasts for 18-24 months and sometimes two years or more. The amount of treatments required is dependent on each patient but usually consists of 3 top-up sessions to maintain the results.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SCULPTRA?
The best candidates for a Sculptra Treatment are men and women that want to restore fullness to their face slowly and improve the look of shallow-to-deep lines and wrinkles that may make them look old and tired. It is important to note that pregnant or breastfeeding women shouldn’t seek any form of cosmetic injections, including Sculptra. You should also avoid the treatment, if you have any known allergies to Poly-L-Lactic Acid or have any active skin infection or inflammation, history or known risk of keloid formation of hypertrophic scarring.
IS SCULPTRA PAINFUL?
Although dermal fillers treatments don’t require any incisions or stitches, there can be some light pain or discomfort involved with the procedure. You can expect to feel a slight stinging sensation with the injections, as the filler is applied. On the bright side, the treatment only lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. So even if you feel pain, know that it’ll be brief. But in case you are feeling nervous about Sculptra injections, take comfort in knowing that we can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area completely and make the experience more bearable and pleasant for you.
WHERE CAN I GET SCULPTRA NEAR MIDTOWN NYC?
At StudioMD, our expert practitioners will advise you about the best dermal filler treatment for your specific needs. We offer a free initial consultation to explain each procedure, recovery, likely outcomes and assess the results that you would like to achieve. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about Sculptra and get you one step closer to your aesthetic goals.