Sculptra treatments start at $1000.
Patients typically recover from their Sculptra treatment within 24 hours.
The procedure takes anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes to perform.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler biostimulant that contains poly-L-lactic acid (a sugar polymer) that can stimulate collagen production in some cases.
SpaMedica has some of the most experienced physician and nurse injectors, as well as the widest selection of dermal fillers in Canada. At the time of your consultation, your consult coordinator will review the best combination of dermal fillers for you.
SpaMedica is Canada’s largest, oldest, and most respected private cosmetic laser center. Why are there so many dermal fillers available? The answer is simple: soft tissue filler results are often only achieved by the customized combination of two or more of the dermal fillers products that work in different, yet synergistic and summative ways. Fillers you can choose from at the SpaMedica clinic that can be combined include:
● Bellafill (Artecoll)
Sculptra is not “ideal” or “non-ideal” for anyone. People often seek a Sculptra treatment to restore fullness in the face and buttocks and reduce signs of aging. Going into the treatment, you should be a non-smoker with realistic expectations of your results.
If you are not a good candidate for Sculptra, you can still undergo a treatment at SpaMedica. Review SpaMedica’s additional non-surgical treatment options to find one that fits your unique needs.
Some risks of Sculptra treatments include:
Some patients experience irritation at the injection site. This can include redness or bruising. The irritation normally goes away within a few hours, but in some cases, it can last for days or weeks.
Small bumps can very rarely form near the injection site. These bumps can be above or below the skin and might not form for several days following the injection. The bumps normally go away in several days.
While rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to Sculptra. Discuss your allergy history with Dr. Mulholland during your consultation.
In a very few patients, skin discoloration can develop immediately following the injections. This is due to bruising and goes away within days.
The skillful SpaMedica Plastic surgeons injection technique reduces the risk of complications, including swelling and bruising. Dr. Malika Ladha, along with her team of dedicated and experienced professionals, ensure your Sculptra treatments are performed effectively.
The Sculptra Liquid Face Lift is a dermal filler and biostimulant.
The Sculptra Butt Lift is often sought out to add volume to the buttocks region.
Dr. Malika Ladha and the SpaMedica Plastic Surgeons personally perform or oversee Sculptra injections at SpaMedica. Dr. Malika Ladha has trained each person who administers injections. The doctor injects the Sculptra under the skin, in the soft tissue where the desired effect is targeted. The injection is mixed with a local anesthetic to comfort the patient. Laughing gas is also deployed, maximizing the enjoyment or pain reduction of the injection.
Patients are pleased to learn that they don’t need to do much to prepare for Sculptra injections. Patients should:
Sculptra requires little downtime, with most people returning to work the following day. While slight bruising or swelling might occur, it usually goes away after 1 to 2 days. The results gradually appear over 4 to 6 months.
Patients can return home immediately following Sculptra injections. Most people are ready to go back to work and resume normal activities the following day. However, depending on the dosage administered some patients may require 1 to 2 days to recover.
Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours. For the first week, patients should massage the treatment area five times a day for five minutes at a time. They should also apply ice for the first week.
It’s normal to have questions before undergoing any procedure. Go over the frequently asked questions and bring additional questions with you to your consultation.
Sculptra injections are not painful. With the addition of lidocaine local anesthesia, the area numbs as you go. Laughing gas is also used. Some patients experience mild discomfort alleviated by applying ice to the injection site.
Sculptra is injected deeply into the skin where fat loss is desired, predominantly in the cheeks, temples, and chin.
Sculptra and dermal fillers both serve different purposes based on your aesthetic goals, so that is a question to discuss with the SpaMedica team.
Some negative side effects of participating in a Sculptra treatment include irritation, bumps, skin discolouration, and an allergic reaction around the treatment site.