WHAT IS IT?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an exciting, long lasting injectable collagen stimulator that will make you look rejuvenated and more importantly, preserve the collagen that you have now.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Collagen is the key structure for maintaining youthful and smooth looking skin. Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable product that is made from poly-L-lactic acid. It has become a great tool for many dermatologists as a method to treat fine and deep lines and wrinkles while adding facial volume, giving patients a fresh, rejuvenated look. It can be used to correct all areas of the face with volume loss.
Which Areas Does Sculptra Treat?
Sculptra® is used to treat various areas of the face that have become hollow due to aging or other factors. It may also be used to reduce the appearance of certain lines and creases. The most common areas for Sculptra® use include the mid-cheek, temples, and hollows below the cheeks.
Can the Results be Seen Immediately?
You can expect to see some immediate improvement in the areas we treat with Sculptra, yes. However, these will fade in about 24 hours. The immediate results are a minor volume increase created by the injected substance. Once this integrates into the tissue, the volume goes away, but only for a short time.
When Will I See the Results?
Being a collagen-stimulator, Sculptra® does take some time to achieve noticeable results. The timing can vary based on your body's natural ability to produce new collagen. Generally, we expect patients to begin seeing subtle improvements around six weeks after receiving their Sculptra® injections. It is around that time when we perform the next treatment session, as well. With two to three sessions, we expect that you may see remarkable improvements around four months after your first appointment. These continue to improve as the product stimulates healthy new collagen growth.
How Long Do Results Last?
How Do I Get the Best Results from Sculptra?
Collagen production is a tricky aspect of the aging process. There is very little that you can do to maintain high levels of this substance. However, there are steps you can take to preserve the collagen that you have. As it pertains to your skin, the best thing you can to do promote optimal Sculptra® results is to practice good sun habits. Tanning of any kind, in any amount, damages your collagen. To avoid this, wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen daily and, if you're at an outdoor event, reapply every one to two hours. As you recover from your Sculptra injections, your provider may also advise you to massage the treatment area. If they recommend massage, they can discuss how often, for how long, and exactly how this should be done.
How Many Sculptra Treatments Are Needed?
We anticipate achieving great results with two to three Sculptra® sessions. It can be difficult to predict exactly how fast your results may occur or how profound they may be. After three sessions, you may determine that you would like more sculpting effects, at which time we can discuss the value of an additional round of injections.
WILL IT WORK FOR ME? AM I A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?
If your face is looking dull and flattened, Sculptra will restore fullness in these areas. It’s an excellent injectable filler for fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra is intended for use in healthy individuals of any age but usually between 25 – 65 and suffer from volume loss, fine or deep lines and wrinkles.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is different from many other fillers on the market because the ingredients allow this filler to stimulate your skin’s own collagen production, giving each patient long lasting, and more natural effects. Sculptra can last up to 2 years. In a clinical study patients reported even at the 25-month mark after treatment injections, 80% of the patients were still satisfied with their results.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
A consultation with an SBC board certified provider is required before beginning Sculptra treatments. A typical treatment usually requires 2 – 4 vials. Some patients may need a touch-up at 1 year – this usually requires 1 vial. Full results may take 8 – 10 weeks.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
If you have any additional questions regarding Sculptra or are ready to take the next step, schedule an appointment for your consultation and begin your journey to maintaining your natural youthful appearance.