Sculptra® treatment in NYC
What is Sculptra®?
It’s an FDA approved injection for correction or restoration of facial fat loss. It’s a natural filler made from PLLA (poly L Lactic acid), which has a long history of medical safety and is a natural stimulator of collagen production.
How does it work?
The microparticles of PLLA stimulate “neocollagenesis”, a new collagen formation.
The build up of new collagen in the treatment area adds volume, while the microparticles are broken down by the body into carbon dioxide and water, which then is eliminated naturally with your breaths.
How long does it last?
It can last up to 2 years and longer.
It is reversible?
The treatment is not reversible, but it is not permanent either. It is gradually transformed by the body into collagen.
How many injections do I need?
The amount of product to be injected depends on the age, amount of facial volume loss and the desired effect. All of these components will be greatly discussed at the time of consultation with Dr. Avaliani and a treatment plan will be provided for your convenience.
Which areas can be treated with Sculptra®?
Non surgical Chin augmentation*
Temple volume loss*
Deep smile lines*
Can I get it injected the same day?
The easy answer is no, as this is a product that requires activation and special preparation at least 48 hrs before it’s injected. Each injection is tailored to each client individually.
How long do I have to wait between Sculptra® injections?
It is recommend that at least 4-6 weeks should be allowed between appointments to allow the product to settle.
Does it hurt?
No, the injections are very comfortable as Dr. Avaliani adds a local anesthetic (lidocaine) to increase the comfort level in addition to using very small and thin needles.
Will I have any bruising?
With the help of Accuvein, Dr. Avaliani is able to directly visualize small, large and medium blood vessel located directly under the skin, therefore decreasing any potential for bruising or bleeding from your average 50/50% chance to less than 1% chance.
This allows her client no to worry about the embarrassing bruising and having to make up some stories for friends and coworkers.
What are the side effects?
As with any injection, the most common side effects included, redness, tenderness and mild swelling after the injection. Long term effects included formation of small nodules and skin irregularities, which are easily corrected with Dr. Avaliani’s expertise.
Is there any downtime following the injections?
No, the treatment is very safe and patient are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately after.
*Results and duration of effect may vary, no guarantee of specific results can be given.