Things to know about Sculptra™ Treatment

Sculptra has been introduced to the market of aesthetic medicine around a decade ago, but I have been cautious to start using it for a number of reasons:

1. It is more expensive (600-1200$$ per treatment) that our conventional fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane.
2. Sculpture needs to be reconstituted 24-48 hours prior to injection, so canceling your appointment is not an option.
3.You do need to come at least 3 times 4-8 weeks apart, and results will start to show in a few months after starting the procedure. This is unlike all our other fillers which give instant results
4.After care, (vigorous massage of injection area 5 times a day for 5 days) it is very important for the prevention of complications, like subcutaneous nodules. Knowing myself, I would probably be calling my patients every day reminding them to massage their faces.
5. Sculptra can not be used in areas that require a lot of movement like around the mouth, nasolabial folds, marionette lines or around the eye, tear through area. However,
these are the areas that most people request treatment for. HA Fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are commonly used.
After a decade of practicing Aesthetic Medicine,  reading multiple reviews, and talking my Patients, I have decided to add it to my treatment arsenal, for very specific cases so careful patient selection is the key.