Our skin becomes thinner as we age and our collagen stores are depleted. This can create a loss of youthful volume in the midface, resulting in a hollow appearance. Lines and wrinkles also often appear, which can impact the overall look of our face. If you are experiencing these signs of aging and are looking for an effective, non-surgical solution, Sculptra® filler can help. Formulated specifically to restore lost volume in the skin, Sculptra® can provide the natural-looking results you desire.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a dermal filler used to gradually restore youthful facial volume and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This filler is created with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microparticles and works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production to support the cells and tissues of the skin.
Sculptra® can be used to improve the appearance of:
- Nasolabial folds (lines that run from the sides of the nose toward the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (Lines that run from the corners of the mouth toward the chin)
- Unwanted lines and wrinkles
- Chin wrinkles
- Volume deficiencies in the mid-cheek region and lower face
Who is a Candidate for Sculptra®?
Ideal candidates for Sculptra® are healthy adults 18 years or older who are looking to restore lost facial volume or combat lines and wrinkles for a refreshed appearance. This filler should not be used by people who have a history of keloid formation or severe allergies or are pregnant or nursing. In order to determine if this treatment option is right for you and your anti-aging goals, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What to Expect During Your Sculptra® Treatment?
During your Sculptra® treatment, topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure that you are comfortable during injections. Sculptra® will then be artfully injected within the deep dermis to help your body reproduce lost collagen. On average, individuals need 3 injection appointments over a few months for optimal results. Overall, treatment can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed, which may vary depending on your desired results.
Most people can return to their regular activities right after Sculptra® injections, as there is no downtime required. Injection site swelling, bruising, itching, and tenderness may occur, though should dissipate over time. Applying cold compresses to the area and avoiding prolonged time in the sun can help to speed along your recovery. Results are gradual, so it may take a few weeks to see the full effects of your injections, and results can last up to 2 years.