Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that people have used for over 20 years to simulate collagen and replace lost facial volume. The FDA approved the Sculptra Aesthetic to treat folds and wrinkles on the face to give people a youthful look. Poly-lactic is the main ingredient, and it is classified as a collagen stimulator that offers long-lasting and natural-appearing results lasting up to two years.
It is safe and effective. However, people allergic to any of its ingredients or have medical conditions that lead to irregular scarring should not use it. Several factors determine the cost of Sculptra, including;
The total treatment sessions range from $1500 to $3500, depending on the fore mentioned factors.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)–based treatment that works deep within the skin to help stimulate collagen production. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra helps stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. Patients can achieve natural-looking results that can last up to 2 years.
The PLLA acts as a collagen stimulator that gradually helps restore fullness to facial folds and wrinkles, resulting in a softer and more youthful look. It is injected into the skin to reduce facial wrinkles. It is possible to notice immediate results. However, it will take several months to see the full effects of this treatment. Sculptra specialist working with an individual determines the number of treatment visits needed to achieve the desired result. However, the average regimen can be three injections spread over four months.
There is no special preparation an individual has to do. However, before the Sculptra injections, it is essential to avoid harsh interaction with treatment areas, such as bleaching, waxing, or tweezing. In addition, there are some things that an individual is not supposed to do, such as taking certain supplements, anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and alcohol. The procedure is like other injectables and fillers; it is a quick treatment, usually lasting less than an hour. The appointment time for an individual will depend on the number and size of the area being treated.
When an individual goes to a trained injector for their initial consultation, they are supposed to provide their medical histories, such as allergies and medical conditions. The provider may apply a topical numbing cream to help with any discomfort. In the first treatment, the injector maps the injection sites on the individual’s skin and cleanses them. The provider then injects the skin using several tiny injections. An individual can immediately resume normal activities after treatment. You may be given special instructions that should be adhered to for best results, such as avoiding tanning beds for a few days after treatment or strenuous exercise.
The common side effects of Sculptra include
Depending on injection depth, some people can develop skin discoloration or lump under the skin. Therefore, finding a highly qualified injector for your treatment is essential. It is vital to avoid using it at the site of skin rashes, sores, or acne.
The most common areas to inject Sculptra include the chin, temples, jowls, cheeks, jawline, mouth, and around the nose, as explained below:
This cosmetic treatment is the perfect procedure for people concerned with the appearance of their creases and dimples as it mimics elastin and collagen, resulting in filled creases and dimples within a few months, and the result can last for an extended period.
This dermal filler is used in hollow temples, a challenging area to treat because the hollows are due to bone loss, not collagen loss. However, this treatment is very effective because it fills the hollow regions on the head sides.
This treatment works perfectly in lifting sagging jowls in case an individual is under medication or is on a blood thinner, hindering them from undergoing rhytidectomy. Using this injectable minimizes the marionette lines’ appearance making the neck look smoother, tighter, and thinner without any other injection. It is a cost-effective method with a long-lasting solution for sagging jowls and a very.
This injectable is also used in augmenting the cheeks and softening the cheekbones. When an individual loses significant weight because of severe illness, diets, or exercises, their cheeks become gaunt in most cases. In addition, extensive collagen loss can lead to sharper and more pronounced cheekbones, which happens naturally as people age. Using Sculptra injectables helps people achieve their desired look when injected around the cheekbone or between them to achieve an augmented cheek look.
Sculptra is very effective in defining the jawline. Instead of undergoing other treatments to reshape the chin and jaw, an individual can use this injectable. A few poly-L-lactic acid injections create well-defined jawlines that can last for many years.
Around the mouth
The treatment mimics collagen, elastin, proteins, and fibers that keep the skin wrinkle-free and taut. The injectable also treats moderate to severe marionette lines around the mouth. Collagen loss around mouth corners results in the development of these lines. However, age deepens the lines more than collagen loss. As an individual ages, gravity pulls the skin on their jawline downward, causing marionette lines to appear more profound and longer than the ones on their face. An individual has to wait for at least three months to achieve the desired results.
Around the nose
This dermal filler treatment corrects folds around the nose. These expression lines can become more pronounced as you age so early treatment can be beneficial. In addition, this injectable is perfect for nasolabial folds to improve collagen and build volume.
The skin shows signs of aging, such as fine lines, lack of volume, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The treatment replaces lost collagen, smoothens signs of aging, and gives an individual a youthful glow by treating the underlying causes of aging. This treatment helps restore lost volume, making the skin look smooth and young. In addition, it helps in turning back time. However, the injectable treatment does not correct everything, such as augmenting the lips.
The results of dermal fillers depend on which type is used and the area being treated. Typically, they last between one to two years. They do not require as much commitment as surgical procedures.
Sculptra is an injectable treatment that does more than fill the face. It is used in various parts of the face, such as around the mouth, nose, cheeks, jawline, jowl, and chin. Several factors determine the number of treatment sessions an individual has to undergo to achieve the desired look. Schedule a consultation with our expert team to determine if Sculptra is the right for you.
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