What is the Sculptra® Aesthetic Liquid Butt Lift?
The Sculptra® Aesthetic injectable is most commonly used to reverse the signs of facial fat loss that occur with aging. The Sculptra® injections are regularly used to restore collagen and fill out nasolabial folds. Sculptra® Aesthetic can also be used to achieve a “liquid butt lift.” Dr. Bertolino uses several vials in the upper pole of the buttock to raise and contour, giving a lift and better S-curve. The effects last approximately 2 years.
Sculptra® Aesthetic’s main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid. PLLA which is a safe and long-lasting, biocompatible, biodegradable substance that has been used for over 20 years in various surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft-tissue implants.
How many Sculptra® injections are needed?
The number of injections and treatments needed depends on how many vials are needed, which depends on the person and the look desired. No more than 2 vials will be added per side at any appointment. The plus side is there is no downtime! There is some post-injection discomfort which can last for 1-2 hours.
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Can a patient have a consultation and get Sculptra® injections on the same day?
Yes, a patient can have a consultation on the same day as their treatment. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment area is numbed with anesthetic cream prior to the Sculptra® injections. Sculptra® Aesthetic also has lidocaine mixed in to cause less pain.