Sculptra is a unique type of dermal filler that restores facial volume and smooths deep facial wrinkles to improve signs of facial aging. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen production and rebuild volume, restoring a more youthful appearance. Collagen is a protein naturally produced in the skin. It gives the skin elasticity and structure for a smooth texture but as we age, collagen production diminishes, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Sculptra rebuilds collagen to restore volume loss and improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles.
Before your treatment, we will first discuss your cosmetic concerns and assess your skin to determine where your Sculptra injections should be placed. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin to alleviate discomfort and then a few injections will be made with a small needle.
Men and women with moderate to severe facial folds and deep wrinkles can benefit from Sculptra. This injectable can be used to smooth nasolabial folds extending from the corners of the mouth to the nose, marionette lines under the mouth, and chin wrinkles. It can also add volume to the cheeks or temples to restore volume and improve a gaunt appearance.
After Sculptra injections, mild bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection sites are common but will quickly reduce within a few days. Avoid sun exposure and strenuous activity until these symptoms have subsided. Since Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production, results develop gradually over the course of a few months. As collagen rebuilds, you will gradually see an improvement in your facial wrinkles and smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Three injection sessions scheduled a few months apart are often recommended for the best possible results. Once your treatment sessions are complete, you can expect your rejuvenated appearance to last up to two years!
If you want to rebuild lost collagen and restore a more youthful appearance, schedule a consultation today for Sculptra treatments at MedSkin Essentials. Our aestheticians and certified injectors will work with you to develop a customized treatment that targets your specific concerns to accomplish your cosmetic goals!