Sculptra® aesthetic injections is a collagen inducing aesthetic injectable that restores youthful volume and firmer skin. It is typically administered in three sessions over the course of several months for best results.
How Does Sculptra® Work?
Made from synthetic poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra replaces the loss of facial collagen by filling in shallow-to-deep hollows, like nasolabial folds and buttocks.
Over several months, Sculptra aesthetic injections gradually achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance by stimulating an increase in the skin’s collagen. It is often used for volume augmentation of the face and also in larger amounts for the enhancement of the buttock area.
Sculptra aesthetic injections can also be used to enhance the curves of your buttocks. The material in Sculptra consists of Poly-L-lactic acid, which is absorbed naturally by your body. This material has been used for many years for dissolvable stitches. Results can last up to two years and can be safely repeated when needed.
Sculptra aesthetic injections are administered directly under the skin in areas where volume or collagen is desired.
How Many Sessions Will it Take?
The exact number of Sculptra aesthetic injections you will receive will be determined by how much correction is needed. Treatments usually take about 30 minutes, and you will be numb first with a topical anesthetic.
Most of us face concerns related to collagen depletion and the subsequent loss of volume in the face.
Who’s the Ideal Candidate of Sculptra®?
People of all ages (as young as their twenties and older than their seventies) use Sculptra routinely to correct the signs of aging. Patients should be in good general health and understand the progressive nature of facial rejuvenation that stems from this treatment.
Sculptra can accomplish many things like
- Builds new collagen
- Softens overly “sharp” cheekbones
- Lessens nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Volumizes sunken temples c
- Adds youthful volume to hollow areas of the face
- Sculpts and defines the jawline
- Enhances curves of buttocks
Before the Treatment
Before having any Sculptra injections, patients should avoid using aspirin products, Vitamin E supplements and other medications that can thin the blood and may increase bruising.
Day of the Treatment
On the day of your Sculptra treatment, your provider will mark the injection sites on your face and cleanse the skin. They may use a topical numbing medicine to reduce discomfort. The Sculptra injections will then be placed into multiple sites with thin needles.
Is There a Downtime for Sculptra Treatments?
There is no downtime associated with Sculptra treatments. You can return to work and normal activities immediately afterward.
- To reduce any discomfort, you can apply an ice pack to the area in the first 24 hours. Your provider will give you instructions about massaging the area.
- You should avoid sun exposure or tanning beds until the skin has healed and any redness or swelling has resolved.
The Sculptra injection experience is virtually painless and supremely gentle, however some clients may experience mild stinging, swelling, or bruising, similar in scope to a sunburn.
These reactions are usually very brief and will subside on their own within a few hours or a day at most.
Sculptra is worth it if you are looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical method of facial rejuvenation. It is an effective treatment option if you want office-based treatments that can correct signs of facial aging and give you a more youthful appearance for up to 2 years.
Sculptra’s effect is not immediate, but takes about a month before tissue growth begins, and this continues for 4-6 months.
Once the skin is optimally supported by new collagen, the results last two years or more. In clinical studies, observation of results stopped at 25-months.
An interesting detail about the results from Sculptra treatment is that they can occur so subtly and gradually that patients may feel like nothing is happening.
To see the effects in action, we suggest looking at pictures from a few months before treatment as improvements progress.
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