Overview: Sculptra

Seattle area men and women seeking a long-lasting filler option to treat moderate to deep wrinkles may be candidates for Sculptra, an injectable treatment comprised of poly-L-lactic acid. Not only does it soften and smooth the surface layer of the skin, it helps to increase skin thickness and laxity by producing a natural result for patients with facial lipoatrophy. Lynnwood cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, is a fan of Sculptra because of the lasting effects it provides his patients. In fact, clinical studies have shown that the outcomes from Sculptra can last up to two years, even after just the first treatment session. Safe and effective for most skin types, Sculptra erases lines and softens wrinkles for a youthful, glowing appearance.

Surgical Technique

A common technique for this procedure uses a silicone implant that is moved through an incision made under the chin. The implant is then placed directly over the bone along the lower jaw. A pocket might be constructed to hold it, which may involve shaving the jawbone to help fit the implant in place. Surgical sutures will be used to attach the implant to the chin bone. In some cases, the incision will be made on the inside of the mouth. Immediately after surgery, medical tape or a compression dressing will be applied to help protect the implant while the jaw recovers.

Questions about Sculptra

Is It Safe?
Sculptra is approved by the FDA and has a long history of safety worldwide since 1999. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid that the human body naturally produces and has been used for general sutures for many years. Reported side effects include subtle pain, bruising, swelling or redness, bruising, and a few others. Bumps have sometimes occurred when applying pressure to the injected area. Please consult our team if any of these side effects concern you.

Botox or Filler?
Sculptra is the only filler that produces long-term gradual results. Injectable fillers help to decrease wrinkles by adding volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface of the skin. BOTOX, which temporarily freezes the underlying muscle, may offer a result that looks similar, but the approach is different. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine which procedure would garner the best results.

Best Age?
Individuals who wish to soften and decrease facial lines and wrinkles gradually may be candidates for Sculptra. The most common age to receive Sculptra® injections is between ages 30-55, however it is also common for patients who are younger and older than this range to receive injections.

Long Lasting?
Sculptra is different from other fillers because the results usually last up to 2 years. Sculptra is the only long lasting filler to improving the shape and look of the face, and the results appear gradually without a dramatic immediate change.

Where Do I Get Injected?
Sculptra is injected directly into the face, and helps restore chin wrinkles, lines surrounding the mouth, and the deep lines between the nose and mouth.

Average Cost

Varies

Recovery Time

Varies

Average Procedure Time

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Location

Lynnwood, Kirkland & Bellevue, WA

Contact Us

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonov or with questions about Sculptra at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery serving Kirkland, Bellevue & Lynnwood, WA.

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