Sculptra has been used with such great success that it is often called the "Liquid Face Lift". This non-invasive treatment corrects the deepest of creases and wrinkles with long-term results using a biodegradable material called "poly-L-lactic acid". Studies have shown that Sculptra's potency can even correct lipoatrophy, a condition that causes facial fat loss. Using numbing medication to minimize discomfort, Sculptra is injected using a fine needle. It works by stimulating collagen production in the skin and fills in what has been lost with age. Results are gradual and, depending on the level of improvement desired and the severity of the problem, anywhere between 3-5 monthly treatments may be needed. Once the desired look is achieved, this semi-permanent treatment appears to last greater than two years.
Sculptra does not require skin testing prior to use and it may be safely combined with other favorite facial treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm, to give you an immediate improvement while the long term effects of Sculptra are being produced.
As with most injections, side effects, though minimal, could possibly occur. The most common are redness, swelling, bruising and discomfort around the treated area. These side effects are typically minor and may be minimized by using icepacks immediately following treatment. It is a good idea to avoid aspirin or related products before your Sculptra treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
Dr. Naficy is once again proud to be one of Seattle's first plastic surgeons to offer the latest and most innovative facial rejuvenation treatments. Contact us for more information on Sculptra.
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