Scar revision surgery minimizes a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. The extent of improvement possible with scar revision depends on the severity of your scarring, and the type, size and location of the scar.
Sculptra™ is a sculpting product that, when injected below the skin’s surface, restores volume to correct various signs of aging.
Sculptra™ injections in Atlanta are composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material. Sculptra™ is not made from human or animal sources and does not require a skin test. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) material that has been widely used for many years in surgical products. The effects are long-lasting; they were shown in a clinical study to last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session.
If you have wrinkles on your face that you wish to diminish, you may be a candidate for Sculptra™ injections. You may also be a candidate for Sculptra™ if you have deep nasolabial folds (the line between your nose and the corner of your mouth), or if you have scars on your face that you wish to improve.
If you have facial lipoatrophy (the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes), then Sculptra™ may be for you.
Sculptra™ can smooth out, fill in and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Sculptra™ can fill in and reduce the depth of the nasolabial folds. Sculptra™ will fill in depressed acne scars.
Sculptra™ corrects lost volume and provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with facial lipoatrophy.
There are no skin tests needed prior to first use of Sculptra™. An injection and/or application of a numbing medication is sometimes used to help with any discomfort you may feel.
Sculptra™ will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle. Sculptra™ takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin. Your doctor will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra™ you will need at each. Anywhere from 3 to 6 treatments will be required depending on the amount of skin depression to be corrected. These treatments will usually be approximately 4 weeks apart.
Immediately following a treatment session, there may be redness, swelling, pain, bruising or all of these signs in the area treated. These usually disappear in a few hours to a few days. Ice should be applied to help decrease swelling.
The treated area should be lightly massaged a few times each day for several days after the treatment session. Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal routine after treatment.
The specific risks and the suitability of Sculptra™ for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation.