Central New York



Sculptra Treatment in Ithaca, NY

Redefining your facial features and contours doesn’t always have to mean seeking out invasive procedures. With Sculptra, we can restore volume, combat signs of aging, and contour facial features by working with your body’s natural processes. 

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that we use to help improve the aesthetics of our patients in Ithaca, NY. It is non-invasive, fast, and can yield long-lasting results for the face and other areas. At Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center, we can have a consultation with you to find out whether this treatment is the best way to address your aesthetic concerns.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a unique biostimulator that has been engineered to address age-related volume loss and refine body contours. What sets it apart from traditional cosmetic treatments is its ability to kick-start your body’s natural collagen production, resulting in gradual and durable enhancements. 

Sculptra is not just about filling lines and creases; it’s about recharging your skin’s intrinsic structure and improving its overall texture. Ideal for those who desire subtle yet significant changes over time, Sculptra is often used in areas such as the lower face and is integral to treatments such as the Sculptra butt lift and filling in hip dips.

Sculptra Aesthetic. Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.* So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age.

Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds,** that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.

How Does Sculptra Work?

When injected, Sculptra encourages the skin to produce more collagen, a protein that is integral to the elasticity and structure of the skin. Over time, as collagen levels increase, they begin to revitalize the treated areas, creating a more youthful appearance or enhancing body contours depending on the treatment site. It’s a process that happens gradually, resulting in subtle changes that build up over time.

Benefits of Sculptra

Long-Lasting Results

One of the most notable advantages of Sculptra is its ability to provide long-lasting results. Unlike some treatments that require frequent touch-ups, Sculptra’s effects can last up to two years or more. This longevity stems from its unique ability to stimulate collagen growth, creating enduring enhancements that help maintain your desired appearance for extended periods.

Natural-Looking Gradual Improvement

The appeal of Sculptra lies in its ability to deliver results that are gradual and natural-looking. After a series of treatments, Sculptra works subtly, boosting collagen levels over time and resulting in improvements that don’t appear overnight but develop slowly. This ensures that changes are not sudden or drastic, but beautifully subtle, enhancing your natural beauty.

Minimal Downtime With Fast Recovery

Sculptra treatments offer minimal downtime, allowing you to return to your regular routine soon after your session. The recovery process is swift and typically involves minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, which subsides quickly. This makes Sculptra an excellent option for those with busy schedules who cannot afford lengthy recovery periods.

Treatment Versatility

The Sculptra biostimulator is versatile and can be used in a variety of applications. Whether you’re looking to soften facial wrinkles, enhance your cheeks, sculpt body areas like the buttocks (in a Sculptra butt lift), or fill in hip dips (Sculptra hip dips), Sculptra offers a wide range of treatment possibilities. This versatility allows us to tailor treatments to your specific needs and desired outcomes.

What Can Sculptra Treat?

  • Nasolabial Folds: These are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, often referred to as “smile lines”. Sculptra injections can effectively treat these folds, creating a smoother and more youthful facial appearance.
  • Marionette Lines: These lines extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, giving a “marionette” appearance. A Sculptra treatment can help diminish these lines, resulting in a softer and more youthful look.
  • Chin Wrinkles: Wrinkles and creases on the chin can also be effectively addressed with Sculptra. The treatment stimulates collagen production in the area, leading to the gradual smoothing of wrinkles and an improved skin texture.
  • Body Contouring: Sculptra is not only limited to facial treatments. It can also be used to enhance body contours resulting in a more defined and sculpted appearance.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Sculptra

How Many Sculptra Treatments Will I Need?

The number of Sculptra treatments required varies from person to person, depending on their specific needs and desired outcomes. Generally, patients need three sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.

Who Is Sculptra Suitable For?

Sculptra is suitable for individuals who want to treat facial wrinkles and folds, improve body contours, or enhance certain features. It’s especially effective for those seeking gradual, long-lasting improvements. However, a consultation is necessary to ensure it’s the right choice for your specific circumstances.

How Soon Will I See Results From Sculptra?

Sculptra results are not immediate but develop gradually over time. You may begin to notice improvements as early as a few weeks after your first session, with full results typically apparent several weeks after your final treatment. 

Will I Need Touch Up Treatments?

After the initial set of Sculptra injections, touch-ups may be necessary over time to maintain the results. These usually occur a couple of years after the initial treatment, due to Sculptra’s long-lasting effect.

What Can I Expect With Sculptra Treatments?

Before treatment, we discuss your goals and the treatment details. During the treatment, Sculptra is injected into the targeted areas using a fine needle. The process comes with minimal discomfort and injections can be given with topical numbing cream if necessary. 

Experience the Difference: Sculptra for Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Results

With Sculptra, it can be easier to achieve natural volume in your face or other areas. If you are interested in learning more about our Sculptra treatments in Ithaca, NY, we would love to help at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (607) 499-4582 or complete our online contact form today.

Dermal Fillers General Information

When it comes to dermal fillers, variety is key. For that reason, we offer several different dermal filler collections and formulas with unique ingredients to meet the needs of our patients. Our hyaluronic acid-based fillers will inject immediate volume into different areas of the face. We only use as much filler as you need to address hollow areas, lines, and wrinkles of different severity and areas that need added volume for feature enhancement or to combat aging.

Our collagen-stimulating fillers, also known as biostimulators, are unique in that, unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, they don’t inject immediate volume into the skin but instead stimulate natural collagen production.

The Treatment Process

At your consultation, the physician will discuss your goals and expectations.  After an assessment, she will devise a personalized treatment plan for you with a thorough discussion of the recommended filler.  The treatment typically takes 30 – 60 minutes.  The area that is being treated will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent.  The physician will make a series of marks and apply numbing as needed.  The number of injections will depend on the area being treated and the amount of filler being used.  When the treatment is complete, all the marks will be removed, ointment will be applied, and the application of ice will be used if necessary.  There is typically minimal downtime with filler injections. Further discharge instructions will be provided at the time of treatment.

What is Facial Rejuvenation?

Facial sculpting–the combination of injectables (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) and fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Perlane, Restylane, and Sculptra)–is an artistic endeavor that provides individualized results for your unique needs.

The wide range of products offered at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center address wrinkles as well as the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form.

Fillers plump up wrinkles while other injectables prevent the muscle contractions that result in lines and wrinkles.

When used together, injectables and fillers can lead to improved and longer-lasting results, due to the decreased muscle movement slowing the re-absorption of the products used in the treatment.