Sculptra® in Minneapolis- St. Paul

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a dermal filler made up of poly-L-lactic acid to help correct nasolabial folds, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging. The body gradually absorbs the filler to help rebuild lost collagen, resulting in a younger-looking appearance. Unlike other fillers, Sculptra® gradually and subtly corrects facial wrinkles over time. Three treatment sessions are often needed for optimal results.

How Long Does Sculptra® Last?

Because collagen growth is stimulated gradually, results will appear over time and can last up to two years.

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How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?

Sculptra®: $800

Cost is ultimately dependent on the number of syringes used, the size of the treatment area, and the desired results. Dr. Rocheford will create an individualized treatment strategy to help meet your goals.

Who is a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is meant to treat patients 18 years and older who wish to address the underlying causes of facial aging. Those with a history of severe allergies or keloid or hypertrophic scarring should not receive this filler. It is not known how Sculptra® affects patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with Dr. Rocheford can help to determine whether Sculptra® is a good fit for you.

Sculptra® FAQs

How long does it take to see Sculptra results?

Most patients start to see noticeable results beginning after about two months. This is because it takes about 4-6 weeks for your body to begin creating its own collagen.

What should be avoided following Sculptra?

After your Sculptra treatment, avoid vigorous exercise, alcoholic beverages, and excessive sun exposure for 24-48 hours.

What areas can Sculptra treat?

Sculptra can improve the look of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging.

How much does Sculptra cost?

Sculptra costs about $800 per injection. However, cost may vary depending on the size of the treatment area and number of syringes used.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra results can last up to two years.

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?

Adults 18 years and older who wish to address signs of facial aging can often benefit from Sculptra.

Who is not a good candidate for Sculptra?

Those with a history of severe allergies or keloid scarring, or those who are pregnant or nursing should not receive this treatment.

Is there downtime associated with Sculptra?

There is no downtime needed after Sculptra treatments. Patients may experience mild swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising at the injection site, which will resolve with time.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable filler containing poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen production in the skin. It can be used to treat a number of signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds on the face.

How is the Sculptra treatment performed?

During a Sculptra treatment, a topical numbing cream will first be applied to the skin. Then, a fine needle will be used to inject the Sculptra into the appropriate areas.

How long do the results of Sculptra last?

Results appear gradually over time and they can last up to two years.

Is there anyone who shouldn't receive Sculptra?

People who have a history of severe allergies or have seen keloid or hypertrophic scarring in the past are not the best candidates for Sculptra injections.

What is Sculptra used for?

Sculptra is often used to reduce the appearance of smile lines, chin wrinkles, temples, and marionette lines. It can be used in most places on the face where you see signs of aging. Sculptra helps create a collagen framework that restores structure and lost facial volume.

Will I need more than one Sculptra treatment?

Most patients require 2-3 treatment sessions.

Is there anything I should do after getting Sculptra treatment?

After treatment, you will want to keep the treatment area clean and dry, apply an ice pack to reduce swelling, massage the area, and wear SPF 30+ sunscreen.

Are the results of Sculptra immediate?

You may notice some results immediately, but most results typically show up 4-6 weeks after treatments.

How long does the Sculptra session take?

While it can depend on the size of the treatment area, sessions typically take between 60 minutes.

Can I exercise after Sculptra injections?

You will want to wait at least 24 hours after Sculptra before returning to strenuous activities and exercise.

Sculptra® Recovery

Patients who undergo a Sculptra® treatment may experience swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, redness, lumps, or itching at the injection site(s). Because collagen growth is stimulated gradually, results will appear over time and can last up to two years. If you are located in the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury, and beyond, and are interested in a younger-looking appearance with Sculptra®, contact us today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Rocheford.

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