Cosmetic Injectables–Sculptra Aesthetic
Sculptra Aesthetic- Activate The Power of your Skin!
Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is a product requiring no skin test. It is bio-compatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) and has been widely used in medicine for decades. Sculptra Aesthetic activates the skin’s natural regenerative process with replenishing lost collagen, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. This FDA-approved injectable subtly and gradually over time helps restore facial volume. Sculptra® Aesthetic addresses an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms. It is a unique anti-aging treatment that works gradually to give subtle yet noticeable results. Sculptra aesthetic is injected within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. It results in new collagen production 4-8 weeks post your first treatment.
You may be a candidate for these treatments if you wish improve the appearance of:
- Hollow temples, cheeks, smile lines, jowls, jaw line, chin, and pre-auricular area
- Sagging skin around the mouth
- Chest wrinkles
- Aging hands
- Butt enhancement
What can I expect?
Your skin will be cleansed prior to procedure, topical anesthetic applied, and local anesthetic will be added to the Sculptra to minimize discomfort. Immediately after each treatment session you may experience swelling, which can give you a preview of how you may look once your volume deficiency and wrinkles have been corrected. The swelling subsides within 2-3 days and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. Slight bruising is always a risk with any injection, but makeup may be applied and most bruises resolve within a few days. To decrease the risk of bruising, blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided for a week prior to your treatment. After the treatment, you will need to massage the treated area for 5 days for optimal results.
How long does it last?
The effects are long-lasting and have been shown in clinical studies to last up to 2 years after the first treatment in most patients. You will start seeing progressive results within four to six weeks after the treatment session. This can give you a refined, more youthful-looking appearance. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.