What is a Sculptra Treatment?
Facial Fat Loss Treatment
The Sculptra Treatment is a filler that is used when the appearance of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy), nasolabial folds, lines framing your mouth (marionette lines), sunken eyes, hollowed cheeks, or indented chin surfaces becomes noticeable. If you would like a natural looking treatment for facial fat loss, at the Miami Center For Dermatology, Dr. Longwill, the Cosmetic Dermatologist in Miami can provide you with the Sculptra solution. Sculptra is made from a synthetic injectable material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLL).
Results For Sculptra
The treatment is able to replace collagen and because of this, it is able to offer subtle results over time, giving you a more natural looking appearance. Many prefer this natural look and if interested you should schedule a cosmetic consultation at the Miami Center For Dermatology in order to determine how many treatments you will need.
How Does Sculptra Work?
First, the are to be treated is cleaned thoroughly with an antiseptic. Then Sculptra is injected in small amounts, with a fine needle, and the results can be achieved almost immediately. If patients have a fine threshold of pain a topical anesthetic as well as lidocaine can be used to offer a less painful experience.
Side effects: Patients may experience pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising after the injections. This is normal and over time any discomfort will subside. It is important to let your doctor know of any allergies you may have, or if you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.
FAQs About Sculptra
How Much Does Sculptra Aesthetic Cost?
There are a few factors that figure into how much treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic will cost. Some of these include:
- How many treatment sessions are needed
- How much Sculptra Aesthetic (number of vials) your physician uses per treatment
- The degree of correction you and your physician decide upon
- Your physician’s fees
- Discounts and special offers
- Where you live
Due to these factors and especially because Sculptra Aesthetic treatments are tailored to individual patients, the cost will vary from person to person. The best way to determine your individual cost is by talking to your doctor.
How Does The Price Of Sculptra Aesthetic Compare With Other Anti-Aging Treatments?
Comparing the cost of facial rejuvenation options to each other can be challenging because so much depends on desired results, the amount of product your doctor recommends, your response to the treatment, the time results last, and your specific physician’s fees.
A treatment that lasts up to 3 to 6 months may cost less up front than one that lasts much longer, yet generall, require additional treatment sessions to maintain the effect for the same duration. You may want to consider the total cost over time.
When comparing the price of Sculptra Aesthetic to other injectables, it can be helpful to weigh cost against treatment duration. Of course, the best way to determine how much a treatment option will cost is to talk to your physician and discuss your needs.
Are There Patient Discounts, Rebates, Or Special Offers Available?
Coupon or rebate programs through the manufacturer and/or the physician may be available from time to time. It’s a good idea to ask your physician if there’s a current discount program available at the time of your consultation.
Additionally, you can sign up for Beauty Conversations. It’s a limited series of exclusive e-mails and brochures that are customized, so the information is relevant to your anti-aging needs. You’ll also hear from real women and dermatologists who share their personal and professional experiences with Sculptra Aesthetic. Sign up for Beauty Conversations.
What Questions Should I Ask My Physician About Sculptra Aesthetic?
A discussion with a physician is a great way to get more information about Sculptra Aesthetic. It’s good to start thinking about what you want to get out of your anti-aging treatment. For example, with Sculptra Aesthetic, you get a natural-looking appearance without looking like you’ve had work done. And the results can last more than 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary. Our discussion guide has questions and thought-starters so you can have a more productive conversation with your physician to help determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you. Learn more. Download Your Discussion Guide
What Are Most Women Looking For In An Anti-Aging Treatment?
According to a survey, most women prefer gradual results that can last longer versus shorter-term options. Sculptra Aesthetic is in line with what most women say they are looking for — an anti-aging treatment that works gradually with results that can last more than 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary.