FDA-approved initially in 2004, Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator that is used to add volume to the face, achieving a more youthful and healthier appearance. Unlike wrinkle fillers, the product itself does not achieve the filling effect, but rather it harnesses the power of your own body to collagen, stimulating re-growth of your own tissue to add the fullness of youth to your face. Because the volume comes from you, this has potential to be a long-lasting correction – some patients citing at least 2 years of results. Results may last longer than this. As always, individual results vary by patient. Patients throughout the Capital District areas of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to perform their Sculptra Aesthetic. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
Sculptra is a powder-form of poly-L-lactic acid, the same molecule that makes up commonly-used, dissolvable sutures which have been used in millions of patients worldwide. It is reconstituted with sterile water and then injected into the subcutaneous tissues of facial areas such as the temples, brows, cheeks and jawline. After the nurse applies numbing cream to your face, Dr. Capek marks out the areas that need volume and completes the treatment in about 20 minutes. Discomfort and downtime are minimal. After a day or two of mild swelling and occasional bruising, you don’t see much change. The improvement with Sculptra occurs gradually, over several months as your collagen grows. At least 2-3 treatments are required for optimal results and these are done about 4-6 weeks apart.
In our experience, this product gives really natural-looking rejuvenation and patients love it! Give us a call today to see if it is right for you!