Sculptra is a type of injectable cosmetic filler that can effectively rejuvenate skin. Specifically, Sculptra injections can help erase deep lines, creases, and folds to give skin a more youthful appearance. Sculptra fillers work by restoring skin volume, or plumpness, lost to aging. In other words, Sculptra reduces the visible signs of aging by plumping up the skin.
Sculptra injections are clinically approved to treat smile lines, chin wrinkles, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It is not recommended for use on the lips or eyes.
Sculptra Injections Boost Collagen Production to Reduce Visible Signs of Aging
Sculptra injections contain poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a synthetic substance that addresses visible signs of aging by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is protein and a major component of connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments. Collagen also provides structure to the skin and gives skin its strength and elasticity.
In most types of collagen, the collagen molecules sit tightly packed together to form long, thin chains, known as fibrils. These fibrils act like supporting structures to make connective tissue strong. The fibrils also anchor body cells together to make strong, flexible tissue.
The human body produces collagen in abundance when young, which keeps skin looking firm and healthy. Aging can slow collagen production, and lowered levels of collagen can allow skin to sag, crease, and wrinkle. Certain illnesses, smoking, and exposure to the UV radiation in sunlight can also lower collagen production.
Sculptra injections pick up where nature leaves off by stimulating the production of collagen to renew the youthful appearance of skin.
The Sculptra Filler Procedure
Sculptra filler treatment begins with a consultation to determine the client’s expectations and give the physician an opportunity to review the client’s health history, including medical conditions and allergies.
On the first day of Sculptra treatment, the practitioner maps the injection sites on the patient’s face. Next, the Sculptra specialist cleanses the treatment area and applies a topical anesthetic to reduce potential discomfort. The specialist then injects the Sculptra injections into the skin using multiple, small injections.
Swelling and bruising may occur at the injection site. Redness, tenderness, pain, bleeding, itching, and bumps may also occur.
The average treatment regimen is three injections of Sculptra fillers over the course of three or four months. The clients should work closely with a Sculptra specialist to determine the exact number of injections and the duration of treatment.
Benefits of Sculptra Injections
Sculptra injections provide a number of aesthetic benefits, including convenience. It is an in-office procedure performed by a trained provider, for example, so it does not involve an overnight stay at a hospital. Pretesting or special preparation are not required, which means clients can undergo Sculptra without the extra time or hassle often associated with other procedures. Clients can return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
Sculptra fillers are effective. Some people see results after just one treatment; full results are visible within a few weeks of treatment. Results can last for up to two years. Contact us today to learn more about our procedure.