Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable that stimulates the body to create more collagen, restoring a youthful, and rejuvenated appearance. The body’s collagen production decreases as we age. This contributes to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles as well as hollow areas of the face, such as smile lines, temples or on the jawline. Sculptra is used to restore volume and smooth these areas, leaving you with a natural and revitalized appearance.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is composed of synthetic, biocompatible material known as poly-L-lactic acid, and it works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production; which is vital for a youthful appearance. Once we reach the age of forty, the average individual has already lost up to twenty percent of their collagen. However, after being treated with Sculptra, collagen production will increase over a the following few weeks in a gradual and natural manner.
What are the areas you can use Sculptra on?
Sculptra can be used in several areas of the face to restore a smoother, plumper and youthful complexion. These are:
Marionette lines, or the vertical lines that are found at the corner of the mouth and run downward.
The wrinkles around the eyes.
Definition of the jawline.
Restoring volume to hollow temples and cheeks.
An area that we do not recommend using Sculptra is to be injected in the soft, sensitive areas under the eyes.
What will the results of Sculptra look like?
Sculptra has such impressive results, it has been come to known as the “liquid facelift.” These natural as well as stunning results can last for up to two years.
When will I see the results of Sculptra?
Results are not as immediately drastic as other dermal injections due to Sculptra triggering your body’s natural collagen production. This is ideal for anyone who is interested in a natural and gradual result. To achieve preferred results, most individuals receive two to three treatments with at least a six-week period in between. This allows the body’s collagen production to become visible.
How long does the results of Sculptra last?
After the first session of injections, Sculptra may last for up to two years. The results of Sculptra last much longer when compared to other dermal fillers. However, everyone is different and may experience different results.
Can I save money on Sculptra treatments?
You can absolutely save on your Sculptra appointments! The Fountain of Youth offers VIIPoints, a loyalty program that will reward you for each and every service. You can redeem these points towards any future treatments. Not only do these points never expire, but you may gift them to anyone of your choice. You will find further information here, or if you would like to contact us, we are at your disposal to answer any questions you might have.
How long will my appointment for Sculptra take?
The entire process can take fifteen minutes up to an hour, depending on how many areas you are treating during your session. We also will dedicate as much time as needed to address any questions or concerns you might have about your appointment.
Does Sculptra hurt?
Sculptra does not have much pain associated with it, as it is injected with such a fine needle that most people find to be tolerable. If you have any concerns however, we will use a topical anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. We also have several pain management solutions that we happily offer to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is a great option for both men and women in good health, who wish to restore volume and reduce the signs of aging. The initial step in deciding if you would make a good candidate before having any cosmetic procedure is to consult with a qualified and experienced professional. During this time, we will discuss what results you wish to achieve, as well as address any questions and concerns that you have. If you have any skin infections or other medical conditions, these should be discussed during your consultation as they may limit your usage of Sculptra. Also, it is important to note that the effects of Sculptra have not been studied on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the possible side effects of Sculptra?
The most common side effects after initial treatment include swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps at the place of injection. Other side effects may include small unevenness that may be noticeable when applying pressure on the treatment area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.