Sculptra in New York City with Dr. Shridharani

Q: What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time by replacing lost collagen and providing your body with natural scaffolding for new collagen to grow. This gives my patients a natural-looking appearance without making them look like they have had anything done.
Q: Where can Sculptra be used?
Sculptra is indicated for shallow to deep smile lines (nasolabial folds) and cheekbone contouring. Sculptra is a facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Q: Can Sculptra help regenerate collagen?
Yes! Sculptra targets the underlying causes of facial aging. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced and helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
It takes Dr. Shridharani around 20-30 minutes for a treatment depending on how many areas need to be filled.
Q: Does Sculptra injections hurt?
Topical numbing medication and icing before helps with improved patient comfort. Many patients find Sculptra injections feel more pressure than pain. Sculptra is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle.
Q: What can I expect after my Sculptra injection?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve/go away in the matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: What can I expect after my injection?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve in the matter of hours. Some patients tend to be swollen for a few days after lip injections. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and face down sleeping will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: When will I see results after my Sculptra injection?
You will immediately see an improvement, but Sculptra takes time to see maximal results. Results should be noticeable after approximately 6 weeks and usually take three months to reach full effect. More than one treatment may be required depending on the desired results.
Q: How long does Sculptra last?
One treatment of Sculptra can last well over a year depending on the patient’s absorption rate. Studies have shown for patients with moderate to severe volume loss who have had an average of three injection sessions over a few months, results can last more than two years.
Q: What is the secret behind Sculptra?
Sculptra is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. Sculptra helps replace lost collagen. Collagen is a protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin, and provides the foundation for the retention of skin laxity and volume. Sculptra Aesthetic is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used safely for decades in dissolvable stitches and as a facial injectable since 1999.