Volumizing with Sculptra
Volumizing with Sculptra - Sculptra is a product made of micro-particles that can be injected into the face to volumize and give a more youthful appearance to the face. Unlike a filler, Sculptra is better described as a volumizer. While it can be used to fill in deep creases, it's most effective in volumizing the hollows around the temples, under the eyes or the cheeks. Sculptra stimulates collagen growth in the face and this is how it restores volume.
- Sculptra Injection 2 Vials
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What should I expect?
Sculptra requires 3 treatments, each one month apart.
How should I prepare?
Cleanse your face of makeup in the area of injection. Ask your doctor if he/she feels comfortable giving you a dental block with local anesthesia to minimize the discomfort associated with the injections.
What are the risks?
Some side effects of this treatment include bruising, swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, nodule formation and tenderness at the injection site. These subside after a few days after injection into the skin and within a week after an injection into the lips. In very rare cases, tenderness, nodules and acne-like formations have been reported. These resolve themselves over time.
How do I ensure my safety?
Sculptra has an excellent safety record.
What will recovery be like?
While there is no time required for bedrest, there is a risk of bruising with these procedures which may require social downtime until camouflage makeup can be used to cover any bruising.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of volumizing with Sculptra is $1,500, according to BuildMyBod's 2020 Plastic Surgery Pricing Report.This includes costs of anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related fees.
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