Ina Prokopenko, with Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center explains how it works.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, on average, three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
How long has Sculptra Aesthetic been on the market?
Sculptra Aesthetic has been safely used worldwide since 1999, in over 150,000 patients, under the trade names New-Fill™ and Sculptra. In 2009, the FDA granted approval in the U.S. for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people.
How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
Sculptra Aesthetic works to target the underlying causes of the signs of aging such as collagen loss. Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — an average of 3 injection sessions over a period of a few months — to produce a refined, more youthful-looking appearance. During the course of your Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, collagen is replaced.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic made of?
Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe – absorbed naturally by the body – and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
What parts of the face does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?
Sculptra Aesthetic treats shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds which are treated with appropriate injection.
How long does Sculptra Aesthetic last?
Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable with results that can last up to 2 years after your last treatment.
Are the results from Sculptra Aesthetic immediate?
No. Because Sculptra Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, it can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years. Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra Aesthetic regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects over the course of a few months. Typically, an average of 3 treatment sessions over a period of a few months – and because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
What factors contribute to the cost of facial anti-aging treatments?
Cost varies greatly from treatment to treatment, and from person to person. The best way to determine cost is by talking to your doctor. The factors that will have a bearing on cost include:
• How long the treatment is expected to last
• The amount of work to be done
• The complexity of the procedure
How do I know if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for me?
If you want subtle yet noticeable results, Sculptra Aesthetic may be right for you. At the Gateway Aesthetic Institute, we offer complimentary consultations, so you’ll be informed in your decision making process.
To learn more, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact the
Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center
440 West 200 South, Suite 250
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101