Addressing volume loss and facial contours is often a concern as patients age. Our body starts to lose collagen and elastin after the age of 30 naturally, and patients may experience facial volume loss around the cheeks with time. To combat this, Dr. Dimitiros Motakis and his team in Toronto, ON, work with both men and women who are considering nonsurgical solutions to volume loss, such as Sculptra® injections.
What is Sculptra and how does it work?
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler used to help restore volume to your face. It is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic material used for over 30 years in medical implants and other medical devices. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra works gradually over time to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen production. This results in a youthful appearance that can last for up to two years.
Is Sculptra safe?
Sculptra is FDA-approved for treating facial lipoatrophy, a condition that causes loss of fat beneath the skin. It is also sometimes used off-label for treating wrinkles and other signs of aging. Sculptra is safe when used as directed by a qualified physician.
What are the side effects that can occur with Sculptra injections?
The most typical and common side effects of Sculptra are injection site reactions, such as pain, redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects usually resolve on their own within a few days. Less common side effects include lumps or nodules under the skin, which may require treatment by a qualified physician.
What are the primary benefits of Sculptra?
Some of the advantages of Sculptra include:
- Natural-looking results
- Nonsurgical and noninvasive treatment
- Long-lasting changes
- Fast and simple appointments
- No downtime or recovery
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dimitrios Motakis to learn more about Sculptra injections
If you are considering Sculptra for the treatment of wrinkles or other signs of aging, be sure to consult with a qualified physician to talk about all potential risks and benefits. Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team in Toronto, ON, are available to help you determine if you are a good candidate for this or other cosmetic treatments for the face and body. Call 416-925-5775 to request an appointment at our office!