Below are several categories of frequently asked questions that will help you get the answers you need to determine if Sculptra® Aesthetic is right for you.

Most commonly asked patient questions

In this section:
How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost?
How does the price of Sculptra Aesthetic compare with other anti-aging treatments?
Are there patient discounts, rebates, or special offers available?
What questions should I ask my physician about Sculptra Aesthetic?
What are most women looking for from anti-aging treatments today?
Where is Sculptra Aesthetic used?
Is Sculptra Aesthetic safe? Are there any side effects?

  • How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost?
    There are a few factors that figure into how much treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic will cost. Some of these include:

    • — How many treatment sessions are needed
    • — How much Sculptra Aesthetic (number of vials) your physician uses per treatment
    • — The degree of correction you and your physician decide upon
    • — Your physician’s fees
    • — Discounts and special offers
    • — Where you live

    Due to these factors and especially because Scultpra Aesthetic treatments are tailored to individual patients, cost will vary from person to person. The best way to determine your individual cost is by talking to your doctor.

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  • How does the price of Sculptra Aesthetic compare with other anti-aging treatments?
    Comparing the cost of facial rejuvenation options to each other can be challenging because so much depends on desired results, the amount of product your doctor recommends, your response to the treatment, the amount of time results last, and your specific physician’s fees.

    A treatment that lasts up to 3 to 6 months may cost less up front than one that lasts much longer, yet generally require additional treatment sessions to maintain the effect for the same duration. You may want to consider the total cost over time.

    When comparing the price of Sculptra Aesthetic to other injectables, it can be helpful to weigh cost against treatment duration. Of course, the best way to determine how much a treatment option will cost is to talk to your physician and discuss your needs.

  • Are there patient discounts, rebates, or special offers available?
    Coupon or rebate programs through the manufacturer and/or the physician may be available from time to time. It’s a good idea to ask your physician if there’s a current discount program available at the time of your consultation.

    Additionally, you can sign up for Beauty Conversations. It’s a limited series of exclusive e-mails and brochures that are customized, so the information is relevant to your anti-aging needs. You’ll also hear from real women and dermatologists who share their personal and professional experiences with Sculptra Aesthetic. Sign up for Beauty Conversations.

  • What questions should I ask my physician about Sculptra Aesthetic?
    A discussion with a physician is a great way to get more information about Sculptra Aesthetic. It’s good to start thinking about what you want to get out of your anti-aging treatment. For example, with Sculptra Aesthetic, you get a natural-looking appearance without looking like you’ve had work done. And the results can last more than 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary. Our discussion guide has questions and thought-starters so you can have a more productive conversation with your physician to help determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you. Learn more.

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  • What are most women looking for in an anti-aging treatment?
    According to a survey, most women prefer gradual results that can last longer versus shorter-term options. Sculptra Aesthetic is in line with what most women say they are looking for — an anti-aging treatment that works gradually with results that can last more than 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary.

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    * From a survey of consumer attitudes around medical anti-aging treatments for the face conducted with 383 women 35 to 69 years of age who are considering medical anti-aging treatment (MAT) within the next 2 years.

  • Where is Sculptra Aesthetic used?
    Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique. Sculptra Aesthetic is suitable for:

    • — Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
    • — The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
    • — Chin wrinkles
  • Is Sculptra Aesthetic safe? Are there any side effects?
    Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

    Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.

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