What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic may seem like just another dermal filler to decrease fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin, but it helps to stimulate the production of collagen. Using poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra Aesthetic addresses issues deep within the dermis as opposed to topically and aids in the restoration the skin’s inner foundation and volume.
While the results of other dermal fillers are more immediate, the results of Sculptra Aesthetic are seen over time. As collagen is reinforced, volume to the face and chin is slowly restored, giving patients a more aesthetically subtle treatment option.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra Aesthetic?
- Long-lasting results. Instead of having to revisit the dermatologist every 12 to 18 months for a touchup, some Sculptra Aesthetic patients can see results that last longer than 24 months.
- Non-invasive and simple procedure. Sculptra Aesthetic’s series of non-invasive injections spans over the course of a few months depending on the individual treatment plan. While not completely devoid of pain, patients who are treated by a trained Sculptra Aesthetic specialist tend to experience fewer side-effects or complications.
- Discreet and natural-looking effects. As opposed to other injectables where results can be seen immediately, Sculptra Aesthetic allows patients the opportunity to fix deep lines and wrinkles gradually.
What Should You Expect During Treatment?
Sculptra Aesthetic treatment begins with an injection deep into the dermis, where collagen builds support for the structure of your skin. Gradually, this treatment will allow the body to reproduce collagen it has lost.
Treatment is spread out through multiple visits, but the actual number of injections is dependent on the amount of collagen that has been lost. Optimal results can last as long as 2 years.
When will I see results?
Results for Sculptra Aesthetic appear gradually over the course of few months with the effects lasting up to 2 years.
What is the downtime?
For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients are recommended to apply cold packs to reduce swelling, avoid continuous sunlight and to massage the area only as directed by your dermatologist.
Who is a good candidate for Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an ideal treatment for patients who don’t need to see immediate results, are without an autoimmune disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding or are on blood thinners. Before treatment, it’s best to consult your dermatologist to determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you.
What are the side effects of Sculptra Aesthetic?
Side effects of Sculptra Aesthetic can include redness, swelling, bleeding, lumps or bumps, bruising and pain at and around the injection site.
Who can administer Sculptra Aesethetic treatments?
Only trained Sculptra Aesthetic specialists can administer Sculptra Aesthetic injections.
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