Sculptra Q & A
Have you ever wanted to naturally replace the volume we all lose as we age? Now you can. Sculptra allows for the gradual and long-lasting correction of volume defects and contour deficiencies.
Dr. Mest is a pioneer in the use of Sculptra in the United States. He was the Principal Investigator of one of two US trials that led to the approval of Sculptra in 2004. He is a national trainer of other physicians in the correct use of Sculptra and also serves as a consultant to the manufacturer Galderma Aesthetics. He is now injecting Sculptra in not only faces but chests, knees and now buttocks
Sculptra Butt Lift is a cutting-edge procedure that is used to thicken the skin and stimulate collagen growth using injections. It is different than a fat graft, and there is no downtime required.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra, also known as Poly-L-Lactic Acid, is a synthetic sugar made up of many individual lactic acid units. Lactic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. When injected into the skin, Sculptra stimulates the body to lay down new collagen in reaction to the material. Since it is synthetic (non-animal origin) no skin test is required. So although synthetic, the end result is the gradual, natural production of your own collagen to replace that which is damaged and degraded with age. In addition, the material is designed to break down over time into individual lactic acid units. Since Lactic acid is naturally occurring in your body, there is already an existing pathway for your body to metabolize the lactic acid into Carbon Dioxide and water.
By adding volume back to the area, Dr. Mest is able to Sculpt the buttocks into more youthful contours. As we age, we all lose not only our skin laxity but also the underlying soft tissue and bone is affected. This allows the skin to drape in various defects and hollows. By strategically placing the material, Dr Mest is able to build up support for the overlying structures as well as increase the skin turgor and elasticity.
There are several distinct benefits of Sculptra buttocks injections :
- No general anesthesia needed
- Great for patients desiring a fuller bottom
- Short recovery time
- Subtle, natural looking results
- The procedure can be accomplished in as little as 30 minutes
- Provides a subtle lift and volume to the buttocks area
What else should I know about a Sculptra Treatment?
Since the mechanism of action of Sculptra is the production of your own collagen in response to the material, this by definition is a gradual process. Like seed for your lawn, it is not possible to put all the Sculptra in at one time. Rather we need to retreat several weeks later.
After consulting with Dr. Mest, he will create a personalized treatment plan right for you. While every person is different, we usually recommend a minimum of 2 -3 sessions, with a minimum of 4 vials per session.
Results using Sculptra for Buttocks: Before and After