Sculptra Dermal Fillers in NYC
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler and facial volume enhancer. It is used to restore plumpness and youthful contours to the face and smooth wrinkles with gradual results that are more subtle than other filler treatments. Depending on your needs, Dr. Romo will recommend the appropriate type and brand of dermal filler to address your age-related facial concerns.
Unlike other facial fillers, Sculptra’s main ingredient is poly-L-Lactic acid. Through a series of multiple treatments, it encourages the formation of new collagen in the injected areas, producing gradual and natural-looking results.
What results can Sculptra achieve?
Sculptra may be used to:
- Smooth wrinkles and signs of aging in the face with gradual, subtle results
- Fill in deep creases from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Add volume to sunken cheeks
Am I a candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra may be recommended for patients of both genders facing one or more of the following aesthetic concerns:
- The overall loss of youthful contour and volume in the face
- Hollowed out places in the face
- Sagging or thin facial skin
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles and signs of aging in the face
In some cases, Dr. Romo may recommend the use of Sculptra in conjunction with Botox injections, in order to provide more natural-looking and youthful results.
What are the benefits of Sculptra?
You know how most dermal fillers work — as their name implies, they simply “fill” in the space where injected, pushing the skin back upwards or adding volume to areas where volume has been lost.
Sculptra is different; its results are not immediate. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which works within the skin to replace lost collagen. Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time as collagen is replaced. This makes for a natural-looking appearance that improves over time, not an instant change as with other fillers. Sculptra is injected in three sessions over three to four months for the best results. These results can then last for two years!
This is a different approach from other fillers. Sculptra gives you natural-looking results because it’s your body that is doing the filling of hollow areas and lines and creases. It is doing so by producing new amounts of collagen.
Sculptra also has the added benefit of endurance. Most other fillers last up to 1 year, often less. Sculptra rejuvenates your face for double that time.
What does getting Sculptra involve?
If you are considering Sculptra injections, it’s important to understand that while it is not a surgical procedure, having dermal fillers done at a salon or other non-medical environment by someone who is not a board-certified professional is not advisable. You may be putting your health at risk. A top facial plastic surgeon will be able to provide the specialized technique and careful placement necessary in order to achieve the best and most natural-looking results.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect when getting Sculptra dermal fillers in NYC:
- Dermal fillers are injected through a small needle under the skin
- Sculptra injections may be performed with local anesthesia or a numbing cream
- Dr. Romo will first select the appropriate injection points and mark them
- Multiple treatments are required, but effects are gradual and more subtle and natural-looking
- Treatment consists of an average of 3 injections and lasts up to 2 years
- There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities right away following treatment
Where can I find the best plastic surgeon for Sculptra in NYC?
Thomas Romo III, MD, FACS is one of the most experienced and respected facial plastic surgeons in the world, known for his meticulous minimally invasive surgical techniques and for achieving the most natural-looking results for his patients. As a world-renowned innovator in surgical methods as well as an inventor of new endoscopic instruments for facial surgery, Dr. Romo’s practice draws patients from New York City, across the United States, and internationally for all of their surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic needs.
Is there any recovery after a Sculptra injection session?
Sculptra is the same as other dermal fillers. You may have some slight redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites, but these side effects usually resolve in a few hours. Patients can return to work or their other normal activities immediately after these injections.
How long will my results last with Sculptra?
Although the gel in Sculptra does provide some immediate filling of the injection sites, that’s not the true power of Sculptra. That comes as the poly-L-lactic acid microparticles stimulate the body to produce new collagen in the areas of the injections. That process begins immediately but takes a couple of weeks to start delivering the new collagen. This collagen boost lasts for up to two years.
What are the side effects of Sculptra?
The most common side effects with Sculptra are similar to those with any dermal filler:
- Slight Bleeding
- Formation of small lumps
All of these issues pass quickly. PLLA is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that the body accepts. Still, if you have numerous allergies, you should check with Dr. Romo and he’ll share Sculptra’s ingredient list with you.
Can Sculptra be combined with other treatments?
You can combine Sculptra injections with any of our other non-surgical treatments at Romo Plastic Surgery. These include AccuTite, Morpheus 8, and Embrace RF. You can also combine Sculptra with Botox injections if you also want to remove your crow’s feet and frown lines. Because Sculptra’s PLLA microparticles are biocompatible, these injections work well with other treatments.
Are Sculptra injections painful?
Sculptra is injected more deeply than other dermal fillers, down into the dermis layer. That’s because the dermis layer is where the body produces collagen and Sculptra intends to boost your collagen production where injected.
Prior to your injections with Dr. Romo, we provide topical or local anesthetic at the injection sites, depending on your preference. That makes these injections basically painless.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra or other procedures Dr. Romo performs, call our office today at 212-288-1500. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!