Sculptra replaces lost volume in the face and it is normally injected deeper than the other injectable facial fillers. The effects of Sculptra are gradual . Sculptra can volumize the hollowed or the sunken areas on the face, it can improve the area of the middle cheek, it can gentry thicken the skin that has become thin due to aging, it can improve furrows and deep creases, it can volumize the cheeks by improving nasolabial folds from the mouth to the nose and finally it can volumize the cheeks by improving marionette lines from the mouth to the chin.
Sculptra injections are not painful if mixed with Lidocaine to numb the area that has been treated to ensure the comfort of the patient. In order to achieve the best results, 3 Sculptra treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. The patient should be ready to expect some minor bruise, redness, swelling itching and also tenderness. These symptoms disappear within one week. Small lumps may also be noticed in the injection sites. The results of Sculptra are not immediate since they appear gradually over the months after the injections. This allows the changes to be less noticeable.