What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen production, leading to a natural-looking improvement in skin quality and restoration of facial volume lost due to aging.
How is Sculptra different from other fillers?
Unlike many traditional fillers that provide immediate volume or wrinkle correction, Sculptra works subtly over time to stimulate your body's own collagen production, resulting in a more gradual, natural-looking improvement.
How long do Sculptra results last?
One of the key benefits of Sculptra is its longevity. Since it stimulates your body's own collagen production, the effects can last up to two years. However, the actual duration can vary based on individual factors like age, skin condition, lifestyle, and metabolism.
Are there any side effects to Sculptra?
Common side effects of Sculptra include injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, or bleeding. These side effects usually disappear a few days after the treatment. As with any injectable treatment, there are potential risks, which we will discuss during your consultation.
Is Sculptra painful?
The discomfort level during a Sculptra treatment is typically minimal. We use a numbing cream before the injection to enhance comfort, and the Sculptra solution itself contains a small amount of lidocaine, a local anesthetic.
How many Sculptra treatments will I need?
he number of Sculptra treatments required depends on your personal goals, the area being treated, and your body's response to the injections. However, typically, a series of three treatments over a few months is recommended for optimal results.
Can Sculptra be combined with other treatments?
Yes! Sculptra can be safely combined with other aesthetic treatments. For example, at ZO Skin Centre Houston, we offer Sculptra with Microneedling to optimize the effects of your treatment, leading to a more intense Sculptra Glow.
Is there any downtime after a Sculptra treatment?
Generally, there is minimal downtime associated with Sculptra. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which usually resolves within a few days. It's often possible to return to your regular activities immediately after the treatment.