At Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, we pride ourselves on providing a wide array of non-invasive options to our Long Island patients looking to correct signs of fat loss in the face and fill in wrinkles. One such product we offer our patients is Sculptra® Aesthetic. This is one of the best non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation available today and is capable of producing phenomenal improvement in your appearance in a relatively short span of time.
What is Sculptra® and how does it work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of injectable poly-L-Lactid acid. This substance is mixed with water, and local anesthetic and then injected into any areas of the face that are showing excessive signs of aging due to fat loss. Over the course of a few weeks, the body’s own collagen is stimulated to fill in depressions and wrinkles. A single injection will continue to stimulate collagen even up to three months after the procedure and can potentially last for two years.
Sculptra® has been safely used outside the United States since 1999 in over 150,000 patients under the trade names New-Fill™ and Sculptra®. This product has since been approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. Today, Sculptra® Aesthetic is being widely used for cosmetic reasons by patients across the United States.
What are the benefits of Sculptra® treatments at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists?
At Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, our Long Island Cosmetic Surgeons can use Sculptra® to achieve the following:
- Diminish the appearance of facial aging by filling in hollows, wrinkles and depressions
- Improve facial contours
- Treat facial lipoatrophy
What to expect during your Sculptra® treatment at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists
Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the patient’s face, numbing the skin. Sculptra® is then mixed with local anesthetic and injected in very small amounts to guarantee even distribution, into the area to be treated with a very fine needle so patients feel minimal discomfort. Your Long Island plastic surgeon will give you deep facial massage is performed following the procedure to ensure both the patient’s comfort and optimal results.
Immediately following injection, an ice pack will be placed on the patient’s face to soothe any pain and minimize the potential for bruising or swelling. If you do experience redness at the injection site, this disappears shortly after allowing most patients return to work immediately following the procedure. More extensive injections may create some bruising that can last for a week or so that can easily be covered with make-up.
Within four to six weeks, the effects of Sculptra® become apparent with continued improvement for up to three months per injection session. Patients usually require two or three injection sessions to attain the desired effect. Once achieved, the correction of facial aging and improvement in facial contour can last for up to two years.