Hip dips are indents on the outer part of the thighs, below the hip bones. They are naturally occurring but disrupt the rounded curve associated with the hourglass figure. For this reason, many people do not like them.
Plastic surgery is the traditional way to correct hip dips, but one cosmetic treatment has been pushing surgery aside. It goes by the proprietary name: Sculptra.
This article focuses on the Sculptra hip dip treatment, explains how it works, and answers common questions about this popular procedure.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler made from poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material whose presence in our bodies stimulates an increase in collagen production. It is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and nasolabial folds.
Skin experts use Sculptra in off-label procedures to treat cosmetic concerns beyond the ones approved by the FDA. Patient experience shows Sculptra is very effective in treating hip dips.
Note: Learn how Sculptra can help with neck rejuvenation.
How Does Sculptra Work for Hip Dips?
Sculptra is a convenient in-office treatment that requires no previous preparation and can be done during a lunch break. The medical provider cleans the patient’s skin with alcohol, marks the injection spots with a special marker, and injects several vials of Sculptra into the patient’s hips.
The injectable stimulates the buildup of new collagen to fill the hip dips. It may take several weeks for the results to appear. Patients usually need at least three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve the desired effects.
The treatment is painless, potentially causing only mild discomfort. Patients can resume most regular activities, except tanning and strenuous exercise.
Why Choose Sculptra for Hip Dips?
Hip dips are caused by genetics and bone structure and can’t be corrected with diet and exercise. Only cosmetic procedures can successfully contour this body part. Sculptra is becoming more popular than hip implants and fat transplants because it has many advantages over surgery:
- It’s minimally invasive and requires no downtime.
- It gives a natural-looking curvy silhouette.
- The effects last up to two years (with occasional touch-ups).
- The procedure doesn’t hinder muscle mobility.
Note: Read our blog post on the differences between Sculptra and Juvéderm.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sculptra for Hip Dips
Review these frequently asked questions if you are considering Sculptra for hip dips. They will help you evaluate the procedure and decide if it is the right treatment for you.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is approved for healthy adults with hip indentations caused by bone structure. The treatment is particularly useful for people with below-average weight who don’t have enough fat for liposuction and fat transplants.
Is It Safe to Use Sculptra on Hip Dips?
The treatment is considered safe when performed by trained medical professionals in a sterile medical setting. Though the FDA hasn’t approved Sculptra for hip dips, patient experience shows the procedure typically causes only mild side effects such as swelling and bruising. These go away after several days.
How Many Vials of Sculptra for Hip Dips?
The number of Sculptra vials you’ll need for hip dips depends on your anatomy, weight, and desired results. Medical providers use an average of ten vials per treatment, and patients usually require at least three treatments.
How Much Is Sculptra for Hip Dips?
At the Vibrant Skin Bar, one vial of Sculptra costs $900. The total cost of the treatment depends on the required number of vials per treatment. On average, most patients require 4-6 vials of Sculptra to correct hip dips.
Hip dips are a concern for many women. In the past, their correction has been challenging because it involved risky surgery and weeks of recovery.
With Sculptra, cosmetic experts have introduced a safe, convenient way to contour their patients’ hips. If you are interested in the procedure, contact our medical team at the Vibrant Skin Bar and let them transform your hip dips into a beautiful, rounded curve.