Sculptra® Aesthetic is an advanced injectable facial filler used to correct the unwanted signs of aging by restoring lost volume in the skin. Often referred to as a "liquid facelift", Sculptra Aesthetic can help correct sunken cheeks, contour deficiencies, hollow eyes and folds and wrinkles through a minimally invasive treatment.
Through a simple, safe injection, Sculptra® Aesthetic gradually replaces lost collagen to improve facial fullness, as well as the appearance of wrinkles, folds and sunken areas. By tightening and lifting the skin, patients can achieve significant yet natural-looking results that can last for two to five years. No other filler provides such dramatic, long-lasting results.
Composed of a synthetic material known as poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic is FDA-approved for cosmetic use and has been safely and successfully administered across the world since 1999.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a safe, synthetic (artificially-created), biodegradable (able to be broken down in the body) alpha hydroxy acid that gradually replaces lost collagen and restores a full, youthful structure to the skin. This substance has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants, and is absorbed naturally by the body.
No skin testing is required.
During a Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment session, patients will be asked to remove any makeup and the skin in the area will be cleaned prior to injection. Dr. Kurtzman will then precisely administer the Sculptra® Aesthetic injection with a very fine needle.
After injection, an ice pack may be applied to help reduce swelling, while gently massaging the treated area can ensure that the material is evenly distributed beneath the skin.
Unlike other facial fillers, the results of a Sculptra® Aesthetic injection are not immediately visible. As it treats the underlying causes of facial aging, the results of this treatment appear gradually, usually over the course of a few months. Results can last up to two years and appear as subtle yet noticeable improvements in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The number of treatments needed depends on each patient's current skin condition and desired goals. Dr. Kurtzman will determine your individual need for treatment during your follow-up appointment a few weeks after your initial Sculptra® Aesthetic session. Most patients achieve noticeable results after three treatment sessions over the course of a few months.
There is little to no downtime required after treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, with most patients able to return to work and other regular activities immediately.
Patients often find results lasting up to two years after your last treatment session, although individual results may vary.
After treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, some patients may experience pain at the site of injection, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching or swelling. Some patients may also experience small bumps under the skin that are usually only noticeable when pressing on the area. These symptoms are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days or weeks.
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®.
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.2 These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.2