Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable filler made of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that acts to restore lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for decades in dissolvable sutures and is safe, natural, and effective. Lines and wrinkles, a hollow look under the eyes, and sunken cheeks can be attributed to loss of collagen with age. Sculptra® restores youthful suppleness without the need for surgery by stimulating collagen production.
- Sculptra® is a temporary, injectable filler.
- The treatment can be used to treat static lines and wrinkles in the lower face.
- Sculptra® can be used to restore and improve the appearance of facial features as well.
- It might take weeks, months, or even years for the effects of therapy to manifest. The body’s natural collagen synthesis must be stimulated.
- Results can last for up to two years.
Why Do Patients Choose Sculptra®?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a medical treatment that aims to restore lost collagen in the mid-to-lower face and chin region. Patients choose the product to treat early indications of aging such as wrinkles, creases, and folds in the lower face, hollow cheeks, sunken eyes, and indentations on the skin. Sculptra® injectable filler differs from other fillers on the market in that it gradually replaces lost collagen beneath the skin’s surface over time for longer-lasting results.
Sculptra® is a non-surgical option for those who are not yet ready for a surgical procedure such as a facelift or whose problems are not severe enough to justify one. When patients choose treatment with Sculptra®, they may obtain an improved look without the use of incisions or downtime.
How Does It Work?
Sculptra® is a procedure that uses a chemical solution to stimulate the body’s collagen growth, causing minor volume loss as a result. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra® results may last up to two years or longer. By producing natural collagen and aging with you, Sculptra® treatments restore a natural fullness to the face and help improve appearance. To get optimal long-term effects, most people require 2-3 Sculptra® injections, which should be spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Sculptra® Treatment With Your Own Personalization
Prior to treatment, one of our nurse injectors or plastic surgeons will meet with you to go over your concerns and objectives, as well as evaluate your face in order to see if Sculptra® is the best option. To reduce discomfort, a numbing cream may be used on the regions being treated. Sculptra® is injected beneath the skin’s surface where there is visible volume loss using a small needle. After treatment, your injector may need to gently massage the region. The whole procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on how many areas are being injected. A typical session lasts around 20-30 minutes.
Sculptra® is a nonsurgical procedure that allows patients to resume their daily routine as soon as possible. However, following these suggestions might assist patients in achieving maximum comfort:
- Apply ice to the region to minimize edema.
- Do not massage or exfoliate the affected region.
- After treatment, don’t exercise excessively for the first 24 hours.
Your Sculptra® Results
You will not see immediate results following your treatment. Sculptra® creates new collagen growth, which over time will increase volume under the skin’s surface. Results may not be visible for a few months. The number of overall treatments you need will be determined by your goals and the advice of your injector. Redness, discomfort, little swelling or bruising, and minor tenderness are all possible post-treatment symptoms that go away in a few hours to a few days.
Sculptra® has been shown in clinical studies to last up to 2 years or more in some patients with the correct number of treatments. Patients may have a touch-up treatment after Sculptra® dissolves to keep their collagen production levels up.
Additional Treatment Options
Patients are sometimes injected with a dermal filler at the same time as Sculptra®. While patients wait for the Sculptra® treatments to gradually take effect, a dermal filler will give immediate relief. This approach is referred to as “layering.” During your examination, we can go into further detail about this technique.
Sculptra® can enhance the skin by stimulating new collagen formation, but signs of aging will return when treatment is stopped. If more severe symptoms of aging develop, patients may opt for a surgical procedure such as a facelift or brow rejuvenation to improve sagging and smooth the skin.
Your Sculptra® Consultation At PCH MedSpa
If you’re looking for the best outcomes from your Sculptra® treatment, only hire a qualified and experienced injector. Our professional injectors will meet with you to verify that you are a candidate for treatment or suggest another alternative.
To learn more about our injection therapies, such as Sculptra®, or to book an appointment, contact our office at (949) 242-9166