As we age, it’s common to lose some volume in the skin and develop fine lines and wrinkles due to the natural aging process and reduction of collagen. These factors can cause wrinkles to appear more prominent over time. There are several cosmetic injectable solutions that allow for the gradual restoration of volume and collagen. One of those options is Sculptra Aesthetic.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable filler that helps to reduce the appearance of marionette lines and other deep wrinkles. It also assists in restoring volume to areas of the skin, such as the cheeks and chin.
The use of Sculptra actually promotes the creation of collagen within and underneath the skin and fat pads. It’s longer-lasting than other cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm and Restylane, and results may be apparent for up to two years.
Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that adds volume and stimulates collagen production within the deep dermal layers of the skin. It is FDA-approved as a facial injectable.
What Happens During a Sculptra Procedure?
Before undergoing treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic, you’ll meet with one of our highly skilled team members to discuss the goals you are seeking to achieve. We’ll explain how Sculptra works, as well as how results appear.
You’ll need to provide us with your medical history and any medications that you are taking to make sure Sculptra is a good fit for you. If you have questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!
During your treatment
, we’ll begin by cleansing the area where injections will be performed thoroughly. Expect that there may be multiple injection sites, depending on the areas you are planning to treat.
We’ll apply a gentle topical numbing cream at the site of your injections prior to the procedure. Next, we’ll insert Sculptra to areas well beneath the skin, under the dermis and subcutis layer.
Your entire appointment will last under an hour, and results will become gradually evident over the course of several weeks. The results of Sculptra are long-lasting but will need to be maintained through future treatments, as the ingredients of Sculptra will be absorbed in the body over time.
After your appointment, you’ll be able to return to your normal day. We’ll advise you of any special instructions for aftercare during your visit.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
Sculptra has multiple benefits, and it may be preferred over other similar injectables since it’s long-lasting. A few of the major advantages to using Sculptra include:
While other cosmetic injectables and treatments may promote collagen to form, Sculptra actually boosts the level of collagen in the area. This allows for a healthier skin tone and texture due to the increase in collagen production. The benefits of this boost only improve over time as the filler absorbs in the deeper dermal layers of the skin.
This treatment is completely non-surgical, so there is no need for a long recovery period. You’ll be able to return to your regular activities immediately, so you won’t need time off from work or other responsibilities. We’ll explain how aftercare works and what to expect during your consultation.
The ingredients used in Sculptra include a synthetic version of poly-L-lactic acid. A natural version of this acid is actually produced in the body during exercise. It’s completely absorbable in the body, and results appear over time — they aren’t instantaneous. Thus, it won’t be immediately apparent that you’ve undergone a procedure to reduce wrinkles or restore volume to your face.
Sculptra offers longer-lasting results than many other popular cosmetic injectables. Some patients report continued results for up to two years after their treatment, although patients who want to continue to experience its benefits will need to schedule repeat treatments to maintain them.
What Areas Can Sculptra Treat?
Sculptra can be used in a variety of different areas of the skin. These include:
Smile lines appear over time, and are generally developed around the sides of your mouth. They may also occur around your eyes or be more noticeable when you smile. These types of wrinkles are often inevitable, but Sculptra can help reduce their appearance. Smile lines may be genetic, or they may be caused by the natural loss of collagen, dehydrated skin, smoking, and sun damage.
Marionette lines appear as medium to deep lines around the mouth and chin areas. They gradually become more apparent as we age, and may be caused by a variety of factors, including loss of collagen and gravity. Sculptra works to reduce the appearance of Marionette lines through the injection of poly-L-lactic acid, by acting as a collagen stimulator.
Chin wrinkles commonly appear horizontally in the area directly below the mouth. These wrinkles can be caused by a number of different factors, including the natural aging process, smoking, sun exposure, and repeated facial expressions. They may also be genetic. Sculptra is FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of chin wrinkles on the face.
Wondering if Sculptra is the Right Option for You?
Sculptra is an excellent option for those seeking to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of certain lines that appear on the face over time. It also boosts the development of new collagen, resulting in a gradual restoration of youthfulness to the face. If you’re curious to learn whether Sculptra can help you, contact BevelUp
in Tampa, FL, today.