The Sculptra® injection may be performed with a local or topical anesthetic to optimize the patients comfort during treatment.
Sculptra® treatments are simple, quick, in-office treatments. Dr. Buckingham uses a very fine needle to gently inject the Sculptra® beneath the skin. Most patients require an average of three treatments spaced over several months.
Sculptra® is a quick procedure which can take as little as fifteen minutes up to forty minutes to complete depending on the size and number of treatment areas.
Patients generally report little discomfort with the Sculptra® injection. However, a local or topical anesthetic may be used to ensure your comfort during treatment.
There is little downtime associated with Sculptra® treatment and the recovery is generally quick and minor. Some swelling, redness or bruising may occur but these side effects are generally minimal and fade within a few hours to a few days. Patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. Bruising may be concealed with makeup. Results will become visible over a period of time as new collagen regenerates. Results are generally seen starting six weeks after treatment and continue over the next six months.
Work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment with Sculptra®.
The results of Sculptra® can 2 years or longer. Most patients require an average of three treatment sessions spaced over several months. Results are gradual as new collagen regenerates.