SCULPTRA AESTHETIC TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that helps gradually replace lost collagen. Dr. Zuckerman injects it into the deep dermis, and it is naturally absorbed into the body to help stimulate the body’s own growth of new collagen over time. While Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Juvederm and Voluma are composed of a substance already found in the body that is broken down over time, Sculptra works via a different mechanism, inducing your body to produce more of its own collagen. Sculptra is not truly permanent, as we naturally lose collagen as we age, but its effects can last up to two years, longer than Hyalorunic Acid fillers. In addition, it works gradually by inducing the production of collagen over the days and weeks post-treatment. It typically requires 3 treatments over a 3 to 4 month period of time and can be used for sculpting the temples, cheeks and jawline. It is also used off-label for non-surgical buttock augmentation.


Sculptra official before and after from Galderma. Dr. Zuckerman uses this injectable in his practice in New York City.

Sculptra Aesthetic before and after images from manufacturer Galderma. Patient pictured before and after three treatments. Source: Galderma. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatments & Uses of Sculptra® Aesthetic

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman has hundreds of hours of injectables experience and
is an expert injector of Sculptra® Aesthetic. In his practice in New York City, the most commonly requested treatments using this injectable include:

Temple Rejuvenation

Dr. Zuckerman can add volume to correct sunken temples with Sculptra Aesthetic. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Temple Rejuvenation.

Cheek Enhancement

Dr. Zuckerman can use Sculptra to add volume to sunken cheeks. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Cheek Enhancement.

Jawline Contouring

Dr. Zuckerman can use Sculptra to lift and add definition to the jawline to ameliorate the formation of jowling. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Jawline Contouring.




Sculptra product and packaging, an injectable that induces collagen production. Dr. Zuckerman uses this injectable in his practice.

Sculptra Aesthetic injectable product and packaging. Source: Galderma. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatment Longevity, Downtime & Preoperative Care with Sculptra® Aesthetic

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Treatment Longevity

Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.

Downtime / Recovery

Sculptra involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There can be bruising for 1-2 days post treatment, which then subsides, but most often with Dr. Zuckerman’s expert technique, he is able to minimize or eliminate such bruising.

Pretreatment Guidelines

A few precautions before undergoing Sculptra injections are techniques to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before and a day after; don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day after; refrain from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost 

$1250 per vial (Most patients require one vial, but depending on treatment may require two.)



Frequently Asked Questions About Sculptra® Aesthetic


Is Sculptra Aesthetic Safe?
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.

What are the possible side effects of Sculptra?
Similar to other common dermal fillers, the side effects reported with Sculptra are minor, and injections are overwhelmingly safe. Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.

Should I visit a doctor for Restylane injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectable fillers has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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