in Wilmington, NC
One of the primary reasons for visual facial aging is the loss of collagen. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable that targets the underlying cause of facial aging by gradually replacing the lost collagen. It’s used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Rosalyn George, M.D., leads our specialized physician assistants and cosmetic professionals in Sculptra treatment for natural results with minimal downtime.
What is the Sculptra® Procedure?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. Sculptra® is an excellent non-surgical option to rejuvenate facial structure, adding volume and keeping skin looking taut, full, and healthy. Sometimes referred to as the “liquid facelift,” Sculptra® Aesthetic is one of the best non-surgical options in the industry today, offering progressive results beginning at three months for up to two years.
Why Receive the Sculptra® Procedure at
Wilmington Dermatology Center?
With all injectables, but specifically Sculptra® Aesthetic, effective treatment requires a trained hand to ensure the most desirable results. Our own Dr. Rosalyn George is a trainer for all Galderma products, including Sculptra® Aesthetic, and has been recognized as the Top Coastal NC practice by Galderma. Under her leadership, we provide experience-driven, natural-looking results based on your specific features and desired outcomes.
What is the History of
The FDA approved poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) in 2004 for treating facial fat loss and wrinkle reduction. Prior to this approval, the FDA had previously approved the drug after studies were conducted on HIV patients, specifically “for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).”
Galderma developed Sculptra® Aesthetic to be the preeminent PLLA injectable filler, providing patients with a non-surgical, safe, and minimally-invasive procedure with results that can last for years.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a part of ASPIRE Galderma Rewards, which allow you to earn bonuses and discounts towards future aesthetic procedures. We can help you sign up for exclusive rewards and savings to be used throughout your facial aesthetic journey.
Love The Skin
“Wilmington Dermatology is hands down the best in the entire Wilmington area. Not only is everyone super professional and friendly, but Dr. George and all her staff and associates are always on the cutting edge of the latest procedures and technology. Since becoming a patient many years ago I truly feel like I have reversed aging and learned to take a preventative approach to skin care. I cannot say enough good things! Amazing practice and so proud to be a patient!”
How Do Sculptra® Injections Work?
As with all filler injectables, your Sculptra® procedure begins with a complimentary consultation at Wilmington Dermatology Center, where we’ll determine how we can best reach your aesthetic goals. However, Sculptra® injections also require a week of prep while we dilute Sculptra® Aesthetic with sodium chloride to ensure smooth and lasting results.
Prior to Treatment
On the day of your Sculptra® procedure, we choose three injection points per cheek and numb them with injectable lidocaine for your comfort. We also dilute the Sculptra® with more lidocaine.
We apply the Sculptra® injections to the targeted areas, using techniques honed by years of practice to ensure optimal outcomes. Immediately afterwards, we massage Vaseline onto your skin to smooth injection points, and ice them to minimize swelling.
After Treatment & Results
You’ll be instructed on post-treatment care, including massages five times a day for five days following the procedure. There is the potential for swelling and bruising that shouldn’t last more than a week. Results appear gradually over up to three months, and last up to two years!
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra® Injections?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an exceptional option for any man or woman who wants to have a fuller, more youthful face that looks completely natural, even if they’ve experienced severe volume loss. It’s unrivaled as a non-surgical, minimally-invasive facelift.
However, if you’re over 65 years old; allergic to any ingredients such as lidocaine; have reacted poorly to similar products in the past; plan to be pregnant; are pregnant; or are breastfeeding, please alert us.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Sculptra<span>®</span> Aesthetic last?
Sculptra® Aesthetic has been shown in studies to last up to two years.
When will I see Sculptra® Aesthetic results?
Sculptra® procedure results are seen gradually over a three-month period of time, since it takes time to rebuild the lost collagen in the skin.
Is one brand or product better than another?
Many of our products can treat facial wrinkles, but Sculptra® injections are an unparalleled solution for non-surgical natural, gradual lift and volume increase.
Can I get Sculptra® Aesthetic the day before a big event?
Sculptra® injections have a potential for downtime. Not all patients bruise, but the injected fluid may cause swelling. These side effects generally dissipate completely over seven days, so please plan accordingly.
Does the Sculptra® procedure hurt?
After being treated with lidocaine, most patients describe Sculptra® injections as a pinch with pressure. Sensitivity depends on the patient and target area, but most patients have no issues tolerating it.
How does Sculptra® Aesthetic get rid of my wrinkles?
Sculptra® Aesthetic’s PLLA triggers an increase in collagen production. Over several weeks, rebuilt collagen strands restore facial volume and fullness while smoothing wrinkles and folds.
How Much Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Cost?
Sculptra® Aesthetic pricing is determined per vials used, and the number of vials varies depending on the areas being treated. We’ll go over your potential plan and pricing during your free consultation.
Does it really matter who does my Sculptra® Aesthetic?
A skilled, trained professional can make the difference between decent and ideal results. Certain techniques can make the injections more successful, so experience makes a major difference.
Can I get Sculptra® Aesthetic done the same day as other injectable procedures?
Yes, it’s safe to get Sculptra® Aesthetic the same day as other injectables like BOTOX®, Dysport®, and JUVÉDERM®.
That said, we prefer to complete injectables after any laser treatments in the target area.
What happens if I need more correction, or didn’t achieve the results I’d anticipated?
At Wilmington Dermatology Center, your outcomes are most important. We offer a three-month follow-up visit for the Sculptra® procedure where we evaluate your progress and adjust treatment as necessary. Treatment can take multiple vials and a series of procedures, which we discuss candidly with you during your free consultation.
Patient Treatment Documents
Sculptra® Aesthetic Pre-Visit Instructions
- Please download and view the Sculptra® Aesthetic pre-visit instructions ahead of your visit.
Sculptra® Aesthetic Post-Treatment Instructions
- Please download and view the Sculptra® Aesthetic post-care instructions to follow after your treatment.