Sculptra® Cosmetic at The Langdon Center: Restore Youthful Volume to the Face
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra®, is a synthetic injectable material known as “poly-L-lactic acid.” Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible, biodegradable material that has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
Sculptra® is injected into the dermis of the skin in the area of fat and volume loss. Sculptra® helps lift, smooth and firm-up your skin gradually. Sculptra® provides an increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear within the first few treatment sessions.
What Areas Does Sculptra® Treat?
- Smile Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Chin Wrinkles
Frequently Asked Questions
Sculptra® is most commonly used on the face, however other areas may be treated.
No. At your first treatment visit it may appear that Sculptra® worked immediately. That is because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra®. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Sculptra® takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin. At this time we will see you again to decide if you need more Sculptra® injections.
The Doctor will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra® you will need at each treatment session. Patients with severe facial fat loss may require three to six treatment sessions. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
When performed by a trained physician, Sculptra® injections should only cause slight discomfort. Though Sculptra® is injected into the skin, it is injected in tiny amounts using an ultra-fine needle. To optimize your comfort, your trained physician may choose a local anaesthetic in the treatment area prior to injecting.
Treatment effects will differ for each person. In a clinical study the treatment results lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session, in most patients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
No. Most people return to work or normally activities immediately following treatment.
The most common side effects with the use of Sculptra include injection-related side effects at the site of the injection, such as bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally last, on average, 3 to 17 days.
Sculptra® is sold by the syringe; the total number of syringes needed varies from person to person.
To learn more about the Sculptra Injections or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon , please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 745-0340 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.