Sculptra Aesthetic® is a different kind of dermal filler that restores lost volume in the face and replaces the body’s natural collagen. Most dermal fillers deliver results that last up to six months, maybe a year. Sculptra Aesthetic® treatments involve a series of three injection sessions over a few months. This exciting new dermal filler deliver results that last for two years or longer.* Dr. Thomas Theocharides is pleased to offer this option to patients in the Monmouth County, NJ area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Sculptra Aesthetic®.
What Makes Sculptra Aesthetic® Different?
Sculptra Aesthetic® is different from other dermal for two primary reasons. The first being what Sculptra Aesthetic® is made up of. It is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is safely absorbed by the body and is actually used in dissolvable stitches. The microparticles of PLLA work deep within the skin to replace lost collagen and reinforce its structure over time. The second reason Sculptra Aesthetic® is different is the way it’s delivered. Instead of being a one-time treatment, Sculptra Aesthetic® is delivered in a series of three or more injections over a few months. This delivery allows results to emerge subtly and extends the length of the results.
What Is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is a long lasting dermal filler made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is safely absorbed by the body and used in dissolvable stitches. The microparticles of PLLA work deep within the skin to replace lost collagen and reinforce it’s structure over time.
Sculptra is used to treat wrinkles and deep facial folds:
- Between the nose and mouth (smile lines)
- Framing the mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work
The active ingredients in Sculptra Aesthetic are delivered deep in the skin to replace collagen deficiency and reinforce the skin’s structure. Typically three injection sessions are needed over a few months to deliver a gradual improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. Results generally last up to two years or longer.*
Before & After Photos of Sculptra Aesthetic Treatment
Sculptra Aesthetic offers a gradual improvement with results lasting up to 2 years or longer.*
*results may vary
For most patients, Dr. Theocharides will recommend a series of three injections spaced over 3 to 4 months.* Injections are performed by Dr. Theocharides, a board certified physician, in our Ocean NJ office.
*results may vary
Scupltra Aesthetic is different from other types of injections and dermal fillers. Some use toxic substances to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, while others use a substance to temporarily fill the space that causes wrinkles. Sculptra replaces collagen and improves the structure of the skin for longer lasting, more natural looking results.
*results may vary
Sculptra Aesthetic FAQs
How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost?
The cost of Sculptra Aesthetic treatment depends on a number of factors including the number of injectsion sessions needed and amount (number of vials) of filler used at each session. Compared to other dermal fillers, individual vials of Sculptra may be more expensive, however, the results are significantly longer lasting.
Are there any side effects or risks?
There are very few risks and side effects associated with Sculptra Aesthetic. Dr. Theocharides will review specifics with you during a complmentary consultation. The most common side effects are soreness, redness, slight swelling and itchiness at the injection site. You should not use Sculptra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you have a sore or infection at the treatment site.
What is Sculptra made of?
The active ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. This is a synthetic material commonly used in absorbable stitches, FDA-approved for cosmetic uses. Sculptra does not contian human, animal or bacterial components.