It’s convenient — and long-lasting. Sculptra Aesthetic helps our Fairfield, Darien, Westport, and other Connecticut patients get the results they want in a single treatment session. With its unique, biocompatible active ingredient, FDA-approved Sculptra creates results that work with your body for smooth, soft volume that lasts.
Benefits of Sculptra Aesthetic
Sculptra is unique in the world of dermal fillers because it lasts longer – often more than 2 years – and creates a sustained improvement in areas of lost volume, lines, and deeper wrinkles. These are the most common treatment areas:
- Lines or wrinkles around the chin
- Diminished volume in cheeks
- Depressions in temples
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
How It Works
Poly-L-lactic acid is the active ingredient in Sculptra. Once administered, it immediately adds volume — but there’s more to it than that. Over time, Sculptra stimulates collagen development, for sustained results even as the original product wears away. Here’s how it compares with other injectable treatments we offer.
|Active Ingredient||Brands||Best for…|
|Hyaluronic acid||JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE®||Nasolabial folds, lip lines, thin lips, lines around the nose and mouth|
|Poly-L lactic acid||Sculptra Aesthetic||Light to deep lines and folds around the mouth, depressions and lost volume|
|Botulinum toxin A||BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®||Crow’s feet and forehead lines|
|Calcium hydroxyapatite||RADIESSE®||Lost volume in the cheeks, deeper folds and wrinkles|
Dr. Sofer’s Approach
Your treatment usually begins with an application of topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Once you’re fully numbed, your injector administers the product to your face, paying special attention to your areas of concern. The treatment is brief, and you can expect to return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our office. Expect to experience some mild, localized side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, or itching. These usually go away on their own within a couple of days.
Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield has an unparalleled understanding of facial anatomy, enabling Dr. Sofer and his assistants to create beautiful results that are also safe and lasting.
At Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield, we offer a number of options for smoothing away wrinkles in addition to Sculptra. These include other dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, SELPHYL®, and even facelift surgery, depending on your specific concerns.
Typically, patients require a series of about 3 injections administered over the course of several appointments. In the weeks following each treatment session, you’ll observe your results continuing to improve. You can expect your final results to last for 2 years or even longer,1 depending on where the product was administered and your own unique physiology.
1 Brown S.A., Rohrich R.J., Baumann L., Brandt F.S., Fagien S., Glazer S., Kenkel J.M., Lowe N.J., Monheit G.D., Narins R.S., Rendon M.I., Werschler W.P., Subject global evaluation and subject satisfaction using injectable poly-L-lactic acid versus human collagen for the correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1684-92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318208d371, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21460676