What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra®, also referred to as poly-L-lactic-acid (PLLA), is a facial injectable designed to give you a more youthful appearance gradually. The substance replaces the collagen lost due to the aging process. The FDA-approved filler is especially helpful in reducing the appearance of shallow to pronounced nasolabial folds (smile lines).
What Is Involved in the Process?
The filler is generally applied over three sessions during a span of several months. During this time, the collagen in the facial skin is gradually replaced. Patients notice subtle improvements in their facial appearance during the treatment process.
What Is Involved in the After-Care?
Phoenix and Scottsdale Patients who receive the injectable are advised to massage the injection site frequently during the day for five minutes at a time. Continue this practice for a period of five days. Cold packs are often applied to the facial area immediately after treatment as well.
Patients should refrain from any lifting or bending one week after treatment. Also, the head should be elevated when the patient is at rest for a period of a week.
Where Is Sculptra® Applied?
The doctor may administer Sculptra® in one of three areas – the folds between the nose and mouth, known as the smile lines, the lines that frame the mouth (called marionette lines), or to wrinkles on the chin.
Am I the Right Candidate for Sculptra®?
The best candidates are generally healthy and between the ages of 35 and 69 years old. If you want to make a gradual rather than a pronounced change in how you look, then Sculptra® may be right for you.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results, using Sculptra®, generally last quite a while, about two years.
To schedule a consultation for Sculptra with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.