Sculptra – Injectable Filler
Sculptra is an injectable that restores youthful facial volume and offers longer-lasting results over other injectable fillers. Sculptra is also a good option for patients with deeper wrinkles and lines.
Convenient locations for Sculptra treatments in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sorokin offers two locations for Sculptra treatments, Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ. Patients can receive treatment in either location at their convenience. Patients can also visit either office for surgical consultations.
A treatment usually takes about 30 minutes. Dr. Sorokin will start by determining the best dosage and injection sites for the patient. To minimize discomfort, patients will be given a local anesthetic on the treated areas before the Sculptra is injected into the selected points of the face through a syringe. Most patients only feel a small prick from the needle, but a topical anesthetic or numbing cream can be added if it is needed. It works well on areas of the face, like chin wrinkles, lines around the mouth, and other deep lines around the nose and mouth. Most patients will need 2-3 injections over the course of a few months to see their best results.
What To Expect
Patients should expect mild swelling and redness for a short time after the injections, but they will be able to resume light activities. However, exercise should be avoided for at least a few hours. Dr. Sorokin will give post-treatment instructions that will help the patient achieve the best and most lasting effects. Results take a few weeks to appear, but patients will have a restored and youthful face.
One treatment will usually cost between $800 and $1,600. The cost will be based on the dosage and amount of Sculptra that is used during the treatment. Dr. Sorokin recommends 2-3 treatments with 1-2 months in between treatment to achieve the best results.
Sculptra has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been safely used around the world since 1999. The main ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid, is a synthetic version of the same substance found naturally in the body, and it has been used for several years as a surgical suture. The most common side effects are mild pain, bruising, swelling, redness, and bumps if pressure is applied to the injected area. Please talk to Dr. Sorokin if you have any concerns about side effects either before or after the treatment.
Sculptra Vs. BOTOX?
Unlike other injectable wrinkle fillers, Sculptra provides gradual, but long-term results. It is used to add volume to the face and smooth the surface of the skin. BOTOX is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that temporarily paralyzes the muscles of the face that cause dynamic wrinkles. Dr. Sorokin has created wonderful results by combing Sculptra and BOTOX. The best treatment for each patient is discussed during the consultation.
Most patients are between the ages of 30 and 55, but the condition of the patient’s skin and their goals will help Dr. Sorokin determine the best treatment. The treatment is best for patients who want softened facial lines and decreased wrinkles for a longer time.
Sculptra provides results that can last up to 2 years, as opposed to most wrinkle fillers, which last 6 months to a year. It treats deeper lines and wrinkles, and the results will seem more natural as they appear over time.