Sculptra® Aesthetic (Liquid Facelift)
Sculptra®, often called “The Liquid Facelift,” is a remarkable new option in non-surgical rejuvenation for the face. A non-invasive half-hour procedure, Sculptra® enables our patients to achieve a more youthful, yet natural look. Call CARE at (919) 484-4884 to schedule a consultation to discuss if Sculptra® Aesthetic is a good option for you.
On average, the human face loses four to five cubic centimeters of volume each year. This tissue loss causes a downward pull that leads to a slight drooping of the facial features and wrinkling of the skin.
When placed beneath the skin, Sculptra® particles can restore plumpness to depleted tissue pads around the cheeks, lips, eyes, nose, and chin. Sculptra® also triggers your body’s own natural production of new collagen, significantly thickening the skin.
In the weeks that follow your procedure, features will begin to regain some of their lost vitality while your skin takes on a smoother, healthier looking contour. Even those areas with the deepest lines and most troublesome folds will benefit dramatically from Sculptra®.
These positive changes will continue to develop for several months. Each patient is unique, so your particular circumstances will determine if more than one treatment is necessary. The beautiful effects of Sculptra® can last up to two years – longer than any previous filler.
At CARE Plastic Surgery in Durham, we use a topical numbing agent to make your Sculptra® procedure as comfortable as possible. There is little downtime, and our patients typically resume their normal activities immediately following treatment. Generally, if bruising occurs, it can often be covered by cosmetics.
Sculptra®’s active compound, Poly-L-lactic acid, has been in wide use for many years in dissolvable stitches and implants. The FDA-approved filler has been tested on over 150,000 patients in over 30 countries. Sculptra® is not derived from any animal or human source and therefore requires no allergy screening.
The most common side effects of Sculptra® include those associated with all injection procedures: temporary bruising, swelling, redness and tenderness. More rarely, small bumps in treated areas, usually below the skin, might require a corrective procedure. All injection procedures carry some risk of infection. Because Sculptra® is a non-surgical treatment, it carries none of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
Sculptra® is a relaxing and convenient alternative to surgery.