Injectable fillers have become increasingly common in anti-aging treatments and are an alternative to surgery. One of the most popular injectables is Sculptra, which uses a natural protein called collagen to help restore volume. It’s been used to treat facial wrinkles and folds for over a decade, and it’s also been proven effective at treating areas such as the lips and cheeks that naturally lose volume due to age.
Today we’ll explain what Sculptra does and why you may want this treatment done if you’re looking for a more youthful appearance!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment used to enhance facial volume and contour. It is made up of a biocompatible, synthetic material known as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which has been used for medical applications for over 30 years.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that adds volume to the face and smooths wrinkles and fine lines. Unlike traditional fillers, which use hyaluronic acid to add volume, Sculptra stimulates collagen production in the skin.
Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material used for medical applications for over 30 years. It is biocompatible, meaning that it does not cause an adverse reaction in the body.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating filler that lasts longer than other fillers. It’s made up of a protein called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA for short. This substance stimulates your body’s collagen production in the area where it’s injected and causes new tissue to grow there over time.
When Sculptra is injected into the skin, it reacts with the body’s natural metabolic processes to stimulate collagen production. Over time, the skin becomes thicker, more hydrated, and smoother, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
This process takes about six months to complete, but results can last up to two years before needing another treatment session.
Why does Sculptra work so well?
Sculptra is a hyaluronic acid filler that is made from natural ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in your skin and helps to keep it moisturized and plump. As you age, your body produces less of this substance–but Sculptra will help replenish what you’ve lost!
The effects of Sculptra last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the area being treated (the cheeks tend to last longer than other parts of the face). Because it’s made with human proteins, there are no known side effects associated with using this product; however, if you have an allergy or sensitivity, consult your doctor before getting any injections done because they may not work out for you.
Are you a good candidate for Sculptra?
You should be in good health, with a solid immune system and no active infections. Sculptra is not recommended for people who have had radiation therapy or chemotherapy within the last year.
It would be best to have realistic expectations about how much improvement you can expect from a treatment and what maintenance is required after each injection. You must commit to maintaining the results by either continuing treatment with Sculptra (injections every six months) or using fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane on an ongoing basis to maintain volume loss over time.
In addition, we’ll need to perform some tests before starting your treatment to assess whether you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure.
What can Sculptra do to your face?
Sculptra is different from other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, in that it stimulates the body’s natural processes to rejuvenate the skin. It takes a more gradual and natural-looking approach to facial rejuvenation, making it a popular choice among those looking for a long-lasting solution to restore their youthful appearance.
Sculptra addresses more prominent areas of volume loss.
Sculptra is also known for its ability to address more prominent areas of volume loss and create a more harmonious overall appearance of the face. It is important to note that Sculptra results take time and may require multiple treatments to achieve desired results over time. However, the results of Sculptra are long-lasting and can last up to two years or more.
Sculptra restores volume, improves facial contours, and lifts sagging skin.
If you want to restore volume, improve facial contours, and lift sagging skin, Sculptra may be the proper treatment. Sculptra is a dermal filler used for years by doctors across the country as an alternative to surgical facelifts or other invasive cosmetic treatments. It uses hyaluronic acid (HA) as its main ingredient, which helps add volume and fullness back into your face while reducing wrinkles and fine lines over time.
Sculptra lasts longer than other fillers.
The best part about Sculptra? It lasts longer than other fillers on the market! While some products require touch-ups every year or two after initial injection sessions, with this treatment, we recommend an initial series of three injections spaced three months apart, followed by one injection per year after that until desired results are achieved or until further treatment becomes necessary due to aging changes in your body’s collagen production capacity.
Overall, Sculptra is a safe and effective option for those looking for a non-surgical solution for facial rejuvenation. It is essential to consult with a professional and experienced practitioner to determine if Sculptra is the right choice for your individual needs and goals.
Are there any side effects of Sculptra?
Sculptra is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that millions of people worldwide have used to improve the appearance of their skin. However, like all medical procedures, some risks and side effects are associated with Sculptra treatment.
Sculptra’s potential risks and side effects include the following:
- Bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site
- Lumps or nodules under the skin, which can be felt or seen
- Asymmetry or unevenness in the face
- Allergic reaction
However, you can minimize the risks of Sculptra treatment by:
- Choosing a qualified, experienced, and licensed provider
- Discussing all of your medical history and medications with your provider before the treatment
- Following all aftercare instructions provided by your provider
- Avoiding alcohol and other blood thinners before and after treatment
- Reporting any concerns or unusual symptoms to your provider promptly.
Sculptra has been approved by the FDA, meaning it is safe and effective. The results will vary from person to person, but you should be able to see some improvement in your skin.
We hope that you’ve gained a better understanding of what Sculptra is and how it works. Remember that if you are considering injectable fillers, you must consult an experienced professional who can help you determine if this treatment is suitable for your individual needs.
Contact us at Elle Aesthetics if you want to know if Sculptra is the proper treatment for you!