Frequently Asked Questions About Sculptra
Can I Get Sculptra?
The Sculptra treatment is suited for people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold wrinkles and other deeply formed facial creases.
Sculptra is not available for use to people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. This treatment is not suitable if you are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding.
How Much Does Sculptra Cost?
The cost of Sculptra in Vancouver can vary by clinic. This will be discussed at the time of your initial consultation and will depend on your specific skin care needs.
What Is A Session Like? How Many Sessions Does It Take To Get Results?
On average, three injectable appointments are required over a two to three-month period.
The number of appointments and injections per appointment vary depending on your unique skin care needs, specifically how much collagen has been lost over time.
How Long Will It Last?
Clinical studies have shown that 80% of Sculptra patients were still satisfied with their results 25 months after receiving the last injection of their treatment.
How Is Sculptra Different From Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel like substances comprised of hyaluronic acid that diminish lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and crevices. Results are immediate and can last months to years depending on product used.
Collagen stimulators like Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), are used to restore volume to the deep underlying structure of the skin, deep within the dermis rather than topically, to diminish wrinkles, lines and creases. Results appear gradually over the treatment regimen (typically three injections over the course of 3-4 months) and can last up to 2 years.
Have Side Effects Been Reported?
As with any injectable treatment, the most common side effects can include initial swelling, redness, tenderness, itching and lumps close to the injection site. Any additional concerns will be addressed at your initial consultation.