What is Sculptra® Aesthetic and How Does It Work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved poly-L-lactic (PLLA) collagen stimulator. When injected into the treatment site, it stimulates the growth of collagen, plumping the skin. It’s been traditionally used in facial rejuvenation as a dermal tissue filler. However, its use in other areas of the anatomy, most notably the gluteal region, is gaining popularity.
Collagen is a protein found in skin and connective tissue. As we age, our natural production of collagen slows down. Injecting Sculptra into the target area stimulates the production of new collagen. This allows your body to enhance its own shape over a sustained period of time.
Furthermore, because Sculptra helps your body make its own collagen, the volume-producing effect is natural and gradual. The result is a mild augmentation and attractive, natural-looking fullness and firmness that lasts for two to three years.
Who is Scultpa For?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an ideal solution for clients who desire more rounded and fuller buttocks, without the hassles of surgery. (Unlike the Brazilian butt lift fat transfer procedure—which does involve surgery.) This means you’ll have a speedy recovery period. In fact, it’s highly unlikely you’ll have complications, physical limitations, or time away from your everyday activities. Given these advantages, it’s not surprising this procedure is becoming quite popular.
Our Sculptra treatments at AVA Wellness MD are performed by Dr. Terry Blay. He is one of the few physicians who performs buttock enhancing treatments using Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Sculptra Buttock Augmentation & Contouring Recommended Procedure
It is recommended that you have an initial set of three treatments, spaced about four to six weeks apart. (Results are visible immediately, but may take four to six weeks to fully set in.) After the initial three treatments, results last up to three years. You may consider additional injections in the future as necessary.
The treatment involves little to no down time. However, we recommend that you refrain from lying flat or working out within two hours after injection. You may resume your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals regarding size and shape and your options. Together, we’ll determine if Sculptra is the best fit for you. In the consultation stage, we will also advise a treatment plan.
We will explain that the process can take a few months as collagen rebuilds gradually and slowly enhances the buttocks. However, you’ll have the benefits of natural-looking results, significantly reduced risks, and little to no recovery time. We’ll discuss time frames with you. And we’ll help you understand what you can realistically expect from this procedure.
In summary, a Sculptra buttock augmentation procedure:
- Is nonsurgical
- Requires little to no down time for you
- Can be completed in under an hour
- Offers results that last up to three years
- Produces a natural-looking firmness that you can enjoy immediately