The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery offers a number of non-invasive cosmetic treatments for patients who would like an alternative to facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most exciting is Sculptra® Aesthetic. At our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in Pittsburgh, PA, Sculptra® Aesthetic injections can correct deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other wrinkles.
The only FDA-approved treatment for the loss of facial fat, Sculptra® Aesthetic promotes the production of collagen in your skin, to help patients achieve natural-looking results that can last more than two years.
Sculptra® plumps the skin while promoting increased collagen production which can create a youthful new look from the inside out.* Some images are of models, not actual patients.
Facial fat loss (lipoatrophy), is an age-related condition that can result in prominent facial folds, sunken eyes, and hollow cheeks. Sculptra® Aesthetic targets these areas to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. The treatment is suited to nasolabial folds (smile lines) between the nose and mouth, the lines framing the mouth (marionette lines), and wrinkles in the chin. Sculptra® is made from a biocompatible substance known as poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic version of the substance naturally produced by the body during exercise. Because Sculptra® is not derived from human or animal products, no skin test is required.*
Sculptra® Aesthetic is one of the newest injectable skin treatments available in the U.S., and it differs from other dermal fillers such as Restylane® in some important ways. Instead of just plumping the skin, Sculptra® Aesthetic promotes collagen production for gradual rejuvenation. With a series of approximately three injections over the course of a few months, you can experience subtle effects that last for more than two years.*
Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment typically takes less than an hour. First, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. Next, the doctor will inject the product into areas of fat loss. Treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart, and the number of treatments you will need depends on how much collagen you have lost. Most often, maintenance treatment is recommended once a year.
Results of Sculptra® are gradual. Depending on the degree of fat loss and your goals, it can take multiple treatments over the course of several months to achieve the best results. Clinical studies demonstrate that the effects of Sculptra® last significantly longer than hyaluronic acid fillers. Over time, your body will naturally absorb the substance, and you will need touch-up treatments to maintain results.
Sculptra® Aesthetic offers a variety of benefits*:
Sculptra® stimulates collagen production, working deep in the skin to rebuild underlying facial structures, which can produce a refined, younger-looking appearance over time.
Sculptra® Aesthetic has been used in Europe for over 15 years, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009.
Results are often noticeable but extremely subtle, and you should not look as if you have had work done to your face.
As with our other non-invasive procedures, treatment is quick and simple, with no downtime required.
Because it has been in use for so long, the main ingredient in Sculptra® is predictable and known to be safe.
The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Sculptra® Aesthetic, so patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance without having surgery. To learn more about Sculptra®, or any of our other advanced nonsurgical treatments, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation.*
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.