What Is Sculptra Made of and How Is It Used?

What Is Sculptra Made of and How Is It Used?

If you want dewier, more youthful-looking skin, Sculptra is a fantastic, non-invasive option that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market. This safe, easy treatment can help fill out sunken cheeks, reduce wrinkles, and help your skin look more luminous than ever. At BevelUp in Tampa, Florida, we specialize in facial aesthetic treatments that can make a real difference in how you look and feel.

What Is Sculptra Made of and How Is It Used?

Sculptra is made out of poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, which works by stimulating your body's own collagen production. It was FDA approved in 2004 and is classified as a non-invasive dermal filler that can diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles, hollowed cheeks, and facial lines. Although all results will vary, most people find that it helps them to look more youthful without appearing artificial or as if they've had "work done."

The natural-looking results are one of the key reasons why this treatment is so popular, and most people can expect the results to last for two to three years.

Safe, Effective, and Non-Invasive

If you're looking for a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment plan that can restore your youth, Sculptra could be exactly what you want. The FDA has ruled it perfectly safe for those with healthy immune systems, and you don't need to undergo any pre-testing before getting the treatment done. Also, there's no downtime afterward. So feel free to return to your day-to-day activities right away.

General Results

Everyone is different, which is why you need to talk to our team of specialists about what you can expect after your treatment session. Some people see changes to their skin right away, but for most, it takes a few weeks to months to fully appreciate the results. Our team can also help you determine how many sessions you'll need and set up a personalized treatment plan that works within your schedule and budget.

Most of the time, people get the best results after about three treatments over the course of several months. We'll let you know what plan is best for you during your initial consultation.

On the Day of the Treatment

You don't have to do anything special to prepare for your treatment. Once you're in our medispa, a trained technician will clean the target area and apply the treatment. Generally, sessions only take about 30 minutes, which is great news for those who want to get this treatment done on their lunch breaks. It's easy, effective, and quick!

Popular Treatment Areas

This treatment works best on deep facial wrinkles, folds, and sunken cheeks. It's been called the "liquid facelift" because of the amazing results that you'll get from just a few sessions. Our team can inject the treatment into your jawline, cheeks, temples, or smile lines to help fill in your face and prompt your body to produce more collagen. So, in addition to a more youthful glow, you could also see an improvement in the texture and tone of your skin.

Our team also offers a Sculptra+ package, which contains the "liquid facelift" plus a PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin solution that will further enhance the anti-aging results of the treatment. Talk to our team to find out which option is best for you!

After Your Treatment

Although you don't need any downtime after your treatment, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. For best results, make sure that you wear ample SPF and avoid direct sunlight whenever possible. Also, you should limit harsh scrubs and exfoliants and avoid smoking right after your treatment. Smoking can inhibit collagen production.

Ideal Candidates

If you want a more youthful, fuller face, this treatment could be right for you. It's especially effective on deeper lines, like marionette lines, smile lines, and crows feet. It can yield natural results that last for several years.

Extending Your Results for the Long Run

Although you will automatically get a lot of longevity out of this treatment, you can make the results last for longer if you follow a few simple lifestyle rules. Taking good care of your skin and eating a balanced diet are great places to start. Additionally, follow these simple guidelines, and you can help extend your new, youthful look.

Take a Multivitamin

Even those with a very balanced diet might be missing out on key nutrients that can keep our skin looking amazing. Multivitamins can help you fill in the gaps. Get a multivitamin with Vitamins C, D, K, and E in it. Although you can certainly access these vitamins by eating your leafy greens and incorporating citrus into your diet, having them in vitamin form doesn't hurt.

Butt Out the Cigarettes

Cigarettes can do a lot of damage to our health and overall appearance. One of the major reasons that cigarettes are a complete nightmare for your skin is that they kill collagen, the building block that gives you dewy, plump skin in the first place. They can also make skin less elastic, which can cause deep lines, folds, and jowls to form.

Butting out the cigarettes for good can do wonders for your health and also prolong the treatment results. There are plenty of online and in-person resources and support groups. If you've been on the fence about quitting, now is the time.

Don't Neglect Your SPF

The sun might feel great on your face, but it can wreak havoc on your skin. Prolonged exposure to the sun's rays can cause sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. One of the best ways that you can protect your skin, and prolong your treatment results, is to use a good SPF. If you have trouble remembering to put it on, keep a bottle of SPF near your toothbrush. Make it part of your daily routine, and your skin will be sure to thank you.

If you want to be completely protected from the sun, you can always invest in some good sunglasses and a hat. Although it's imperative to keep your face shielded from the sun immediately after your treatment, you should continue that practice to see the best results in the long run.

Hydrate

Hydrated skin is plump and lovely skin! Make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin dewy. Dry skin can look patchy and also accentuate the look of wrinkles and fine lines. If you don't like the taste of plain water, you can add in some cut-up cucumber or orange slices to make it taste better. As a general rule, you should be drinking between eight and nine glasses of water per day.

If you're working out or out in the sun for an extended period of time, make sure that you drink more water than you think you need. Your skin will thank you, and you'll be able to keep the results of your treatment for longer.

Cut Back on Processed Foods

Swap out some of your processed foods for whole foods. In general, you'll want to reach for fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and incorporate them into most of your meals. Not only are these foods rich in nutrients, but they also contain far less sugar and add-ins than processed foods. If you love your junk food, simply start small. For example, add some berries to your breakfast, or throw a handful of cooked carrots into your pasta dinner.

Keep these tips in mind, and you can easily prolong your Sculptra results.

Get Luminous, Wrinkle-Free Skin Today

If you want luminous, wrinkle-free skin that looks more natural and youthful than ever, Sculptra could be a game-changer for you. At BevelUp, our team specializes in non-invasive facial treatments that let your natural beauty shine through. Our medical professionals have elevated the medspa experience, giving you an accessible, modern experience that can help you truly look your best.

Contact our team at BevelUp in Tampa, FL, for a full consultation about your Sculptra options today. We've helped countless people look and feel their best and are excited to speak with you.

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