Lipoatrophy: the loss of fat beneath the skin, seen as sunken cheeks, and indentations, and hollow eyes and temples.
Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. Sculptra® is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) material that has been widely used for many years in surgical products.
Sculptra® is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. The results from Sculptra® are not immediate, but gradual. The provider will see you again in a few weeks to decide if additional injections are needed. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effects. People with mild lipoatrophy will require fewer treatments than those with severe lipoatrophy.
Sculptra® is done in our office with a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Mild, temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling.
Side effects are usually mild, lasting 7 days or less and include temporary injection site reactions like redness, pain, firmness, swelling and bumps.
Most patients return to their normal routine that day. Any redness can usually be covered up with make up. The effects of Sculptra were shown in a clinical study to last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session.
Our doctors will recommend the dermal filler to best fulfill your cosmetic goals.
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Sculptra Albany, Dr. Fox, Dr. Schingo, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Combined 30 years experience, Poly-L-lacic acid, fat loss, wrinkles, facial aging, injections, lipoatrophy, sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, Sculptra Albany