One of the main causes of wrinkles, creases, and lines on the face when aging is the loss of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein that gives your skin volume, enhancing and contributing to the structure and shape of your facial features while also supporting the functioning of elastin. When collagen diminishes, the structure of your skin is compromised, which results in crow’s feet, marionette lines, forehead creases, hollowing, lax skin, and other skin imperfections. At Sutton Place Dermatology, we value restoring your youthful glow with the most minimally invasive yet effective techniques available, like SCULPTRA® injections.

What is SCULPTRA®?

SCULPTRA® is an injectable dermal filler that can help reduce the severity and visibility of wrinkles and creases on the face. Made from polyactic acid, SCULPTRA® is an FDA-approved treatment that can help restore facial volume, contouring, and smoothness to your skin. Polyactic acid is a safe solution that has been used in dissolvable stitches for two decades, and polyactic acid replicates a naturally occurring acid in your muscles to help add volume and shape to your facial skin. Since SCULPTRA® is comprised of an acid that mimics your naturally occurring acid, no allergy testing is required prior to your SCULPTRA® injections. Results from SCULPTRA® injections can last up to two years.

What can SCULPTRA® injections treat?

SCULPTRA® injections can help visibly fill wrinkles and creases in the face by increasing the thickness and volume of skin. SCULPTRA® injections can also help reduce the general appearance of the face by adding volume to enhance facial contours. Your SCULPTRA® treatment can be personally tailored to your specific case to provide the most natural, youthful-looking results.

SCULPTRA® can help visibly reduce the signs of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Marionette lines
  • Creases
  • Crow’s feet
  • Parentheses around the mouth
  • Nasolabial folds

What can I expect from SCULPTRA® injections?

SCULPTRA® is biocompatible, which means it does not harm or negatively affect the body. SCULPTRA® is biodegradable and easily broken down and processed by your body after a period of time. The average SCULPTRA® treatment takes twenty to thirty minutes but is dependent on each personal treatment. Your SCULPTRA® injections will be split into two to three sessions spread out over two to four weeks each. This is to maximize the results of your SCULPTRA® treatment.

Prior to your SCULPTRA® injections, the area being treated will be thoroughly cleansed with an antiseptic. After this, an anesthetic cream will be applied to your face in order to reduce any discomfort during your SCULPTRA® treatment. SCULPTRA® is injected under your skin where it can help promote the natural production of collagen to fill lost volume. The results from SCULPTRA® injections are gradual and slowly increase skin volume and thickness through collagen production. The most effective results from SCULPTRA® injections are seen two to three weeks after your SCULPTRA® treatment and are long-lasting.

The majority of patients are candidates for SCULPTRA® injections, and the ideal candidate would be a healthy adult who is seeking to improve signs of aging like folds, lines, and wrinkles. If you are pregnant of nursing, you are not eligible to receive SCULPTRA® injections. If you have any questions about eligibility or SCULPTRA® injections, our dermatologists would be more than happy to discuss your personal case, needs, and treatment goals.

How can I learn more about SCULPTRA® injections?

Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss SCULPTRA® injections with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss SCULPTRA® injections, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.

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