Sculptra is a unique, non-invasive procedure that can treat the signs of aging and restore lost volume to the face. It utilizes poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance that helps stimulate your body’s natural collagen production and adds volume to your skin. The FDA first approved Sculptra for treating facial wrinkles, but since then, it’s gained popularity among patients looking for natural-looking results without surgery or injections. So what are the benefits of getting this treatment? What can it do to your face? Keep reading to find out more!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic, non-animal derived substance. It is FDA-approved and works gradually to stimulate your skin to produce more collagen, which adds fullness and helps maintain shape. The results are long-lasting, lasting up to 2 years or longer, depending on how much Sculptra you inject into the treated area.
Sculptra provides natural-looking results because it mimics the body’s production of collagen by stimulating fibroblasts–the cells responsible for producing new skin tissue–to make more collagen than usual in those areas where there has been damage caused by aging or other factors like sun exposure or smoking cigarettes.
Sculptra can be used to treat a variety of areas, including the face, neck, and hands. It is also approved for treating depression scars caused by acne, chickenpox, or surgery. Sculptra is meant for people with HIV or other conditions that cause facial wasting; however, it can also be considered an alternative to fillers like Juvederm or Restylane if you want something less invasive than surgery.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is injected into deep layers of your face with a needle, and the Doctor will use an ultrasound machine to guide them to ensure that they are injecting the Sculptra where it needs to be.
The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes and is done in the office or clinic. After numbing the area with ice, your provider will inject Sculptra into multiple places along the lines and folds of your face. You’ll feel pressure but no pain during this time.
You’ll need to return for a second visit so your provider can check your treatment progress. It usually takes place about two weeks after your initial appointment. Sculptra takes time to show results, but the effects are long-lasting.
What are the Benefits of Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler that stimulates your body to produce new collagen. The result is a natural-looking improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, including nasolabial folds (the lines from the corners of your mouth up to your nose), marionette lines (the creases from smiling), and frown lines between eyebrows.
Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production over time, it’s safe for long-term use and treating fine lines around the eyes or lips. It makes it an excellent choice for patients who want a safe alternative to surgical procedures like facelifts or botox injections without having to deal with downtime associated with those procedures–or even more invasive surgeries such as cheek implants!
Who can get Sculptra treatment?
You can get Sculptra treatment if:
- You’ve had weight loss and want to improve the appearance of your face and neck.
- You have sagging skin due to aging.
- You have acne scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles on your face that aren’t responding well to other treatments like microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing (photo facials).
If any of these apply to you–or if there are other concerns about the appearance of your face that have made it difficult for others to recognize who they see in the mirror–it’s worth considering Sculptra injections as an option for improving their appearance without surgery or downtime associated with traditional cosmetic procedures like fillers or laser treatments like Fraxel Restore Refinish System.
With Sculptra, you’ll get a series of injections that gradually build up the collagen in your face. It is a very safe procedure and has been used for years to improve the appearance of aging skin and that of patients with lupus who have lost fat in the cheeks due to this condition. The results are subtle initially, but your face will look more youthful and vibrant after about three months.
Is Sculptra treatment safe?
Sculptra has been used in the United States and is FDA-approved for treating both mild and moderate facial wrinkles. Many other countries around the world also approve of it.
Sculptra is a treatment procedure that a trained/licensed professional should only use. The side effects of Sculptra are temporary and can be avoided by following the instructions provided by your Doctor.
If any side effects persist or worsen, don’t hesitate to contact your Doctor for proper treatment. Side effects may include the following:
- Pain at the injection site
- Redness and Swelling in the treated area
- Bruising or Tenderness around the injection area
- Itching or Skin Rash
- Dry skin
- Sensitivity to cold or heat
- Pain in your joints, back, or muscles
- Headache or Nausea
- Diarrhea or Stomach pain
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Shortness of breath or Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Blurred vision
Where can I have Sculptra treatment?
- You can have Sculptra treatment at cosmetic spas, plastic surgery clinics, and dermatologists’ offices.
- Your Doctor will consult you to determine if you are a perfect candidate for Sculptra treatment. During this meeting, they will discuss your medical history and answer any questions about the procedure that may be on your mind.
Sculptra is an excellent option for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their face and neck. It can treat areas that have lost volume due to aging, sun damage, or other factors. Sculptra is also safe for most people with no known side effects when used as directed by your Doctor. If you want to learn more about Sculptra treatment and how it could benefit you, don’t hesitate to contact our office today, or you may avail of our free consultation at Aestique Medispa. Our trained specialists are always ready to provide you best options to achieve whatever you desire. Hurry and Book your appointments now!