New York Sculptra FAQs: What You Need to Know Before Treatment

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Facial fat loss occurs as a person ages. Wrinkles and fine lines then appear as the face loses its volume. Fortunately, there is a way to “fill in” the wrinkles and lines. Sculptra in New York stimulates the body to produce collagen for firmer and smoother skin. Before having Sculptra treatments, it is important to answer the most common questions that patients ask about the treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

A person with good overall health and wants to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds is a good candidate for Sculptra treatments. It is also important for the individual to have realistic expectations and to understand that it typically requires a series of treatments to see desired results. Individuals who are allergic to any of the product’s components and those who have a history of the formation of keloid are not good candidates for the procedure. It is also not recommended for people who have active skin infections.

What makes Sculptra an excellent anti-aging treatment?

Women prefer results that are gradual and long-lasting compared to treatments that provide short-term results. This is why Sculptra is an excellent anti-aging treatment. Its results can last for more than 2 years. However, it is important to note that results vary from one person to another.

Where is it used?

Sculptra is used on wrinkles on the chin, lines around the mouth, and shallow to deep folds found between the mouth and nose. These folds are known as nasolabial folds or smile lines.

Are there side effects?

Side effects are minor including bruising and swelling of the injected site. In some cases, pressing the treated area will reveal small bumps under the skin. Side effects usually resolve on their own after a few hours or after 1 to 2 days.

What questions should you ask the doctor before treatment?

The initial consultation is a chance for you to ask questions. You want to know how Sculptra works and how the results would look like. You can also ask about the number of treatments you would need as well as other treatments that are similar to Sculptra. If you would like to know more about Sculptra, contact our office in Manhattan at 212-861-6400. Dr. Wallach would gladly answer all of your questions about the procedure and determine if Sculptra is the perfect treatment for you.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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