Sculptra Treatment Information
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new brand of facial injectable, which works to replace lost collagen over time. This anti-aging treatment is not a simple, quick fix style injectable; instead it is designed to work gradually, over time.
This subtle process leaves your skin looking naturally youthful by smoothing out shallow and deep wrinkles in your face. Sculptra Aesthetics’ main ingredient is both biocompatible and biodegradable, two important reasons that cosmetic physicians have trusted it for decades.
Is Sculptra safe?
Sculptra is safe! It is an FDA approved procedure that has been successfully practiced since 1999. Since Sculptra uses a material that is absorbed naturally into the body, there is little chance for a bad reaction to the procedure. Sculptra uses the same synthetic material, poly-L-lactic acid, that has been used in dissolvable stitches for years.
Where is Sculptra injected?
The Sculptra injection points are strategically chosen by those administering the injection in order to get best results. Depending on whether you are using Sculptra injections to treat smile lines, marionette lines, or chin wrinkles, your aesthetic professional will choose the appropriate injection point on your face to minimize pain and maximize results.
Application typically involves three injection sessions spread over a period of months, with the number of injections per session depending on the degree of change you’re looking for and your doctor’s advice. Commonly, this treatment is injected into the nasolabial folds between the mouth and nose, sometimes called “smile lines,” or “marionette lines.”
Changes can often be seen within the first few weeks of treatment and the results can last for up to two years. Because of the gradual approach to smoothing out wrinkles over a period of months, Sculptra ensures that you will end up with a more naturally youthful appearance over time.
How long does it take sculptra to work?
If you do not see immediate results from Sculptra, don’t fret. Sculptra is specifically designed for long lasting results, and because of this the noticeable results will emerge gradually. The full effects of sculptra is best seen over the course of a few months and three treatment sessions. You will notice a subtle reduction in wrinkles and skin folds over time, but the best way to truly see amazing results is to compare a picture from before the procedure to how you will look a few months later.
How long does sculptra last?
After a full series of treatment of Sculptra, the results can last up to two years. Sculptra is designed for long lasting and dramatic results, resulting in a noticeable change for twenty to twenty-four months.
Are there side effects with Sculptra?
While Sculptra is safe, there are some possible side effects, including some pain at the injection site, redness, bruises, itching, bleeding and swelling. There has also been some patients who experience some lumps on the treated area. If you experience any side effects, contact a medical professional immediately.
What makes Sculptra an anti-aging treatment different?
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, one of three kinds of facial injectable, which also includes toxin and traditional fillers made of liquid of gel substances. Stimulators work in the deep dermis to restore lost collagen in your face, providing a rejuvenated foundation for your skin to help smooth out the wrinkles in your face. It does not contain human, animal, or bacterial components, nor does it require an allergy test prior to use. The application does not use lasers or incisions, and Sculptra is absorbed naturally by your body.
Deciding whether or not Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you comes down to asking yourself a few simple questions:
- Do I want a natural look? Remember that, because of its gradual approach, Sculptra offers you a natural alteration without looking like you’ve had work done. This same gradual approach also results in long-lasting effects of up to two years.
- Am I committed to gradual changes in my skin? Because of its natural design, Sculptra offers you that gradual change in looks over a period of a few months, with an average of three sessions for most users.
- Do I want noticeable results? Despite taking place over time, with the proper care you can see results within weeks of beginning treatment. A recommended after-care regimen will ensure that you get the most out of each session.
If you’re interested in natural looking, youthful skin, Sculptra Aesthetic may be right for you. Dr. Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser provides high-quality treatment for both men and women’s skin care needs, and oversees every consultation, treatment, surgery, or injection personally. Contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser for sculptra consultation today!
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