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Each body ages and shows signs of aging at different speeds and in different ways. The only thing we can all count on is that age will show on our skin over time, one way or another. As the years pass by, the production of collagen in our body slows down and the plump and youthful appearance of our skin fades. If you’re looking to make time stand still, restore lost facial volume, and decrease the appearance of deep lines, Sculptra may be the solution you are looking for.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid. The acid is a synthetic form of natural lactic acid which is naturally produced in the body. When injected beneath the skin, the Sculptra formula helps to simulate collagen production in the skin. Sculptra is typically injected into areas like around the mouth, nose, and chin, but can also be effective in other areas of the body.
Unlike most fillers that offer almost immediate results, Sculptra works differently. The specific, unique formula stimulates your body to produce more collagen. In return, this shows gradual results over time. Once your skin has built up its natural production of collagen protein, your skin will appear youthful, smooth, and vibrant.
Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a naturally produced protein directly related to tissues in the body. Healthy collagen production is directly related to, and can affect, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and even the skin. When collagen production begins to decline, the structure, elasticity, and strength of your skin is affected. This is when signs of aging become more noticeable.
Preparation and Procedure Expectations
Prior to any cosmetic procedure, you will be required to have a consultation. Here, you will discuss your health history, skincare goals, treatment plan, and expectations with your healthcare provider. Your provider may also discuss things to avoid prior to your treatment to minimize bleeding and bruising.
Your healthcare provider will mark the areas of the face where Sculptra will be injected, this process is different from how other injectables are administered. Sculptra fillers have to be injected carefully for your results to look natural, even, and consistent across the face as it will kickstart the natural collagen production in your body.
Results and Recovery
Because Sculptra works differently than other dermal fillers on the market, results are not seen for three to four months. Treatment plans vary depending on amount of filler needed, the area being treated, and how quickly the natural collagen production begins. However, most will not need repeat injections for at least 24 months to maintain results.
You can resume your daily activities as planned, there is no downtime necessary after treatment. As with any elective cosmetic procedure, side effects and risks are rare and typically mild. Swelling, bruising, redness, itchy and tender skin, as well as lumps at the injection site are common and will typically subside on their own.
Treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, those with bleeding disorders, or those allergic to ingredients found in the Sculptra filler.
Typical Cost of Treatment
It’s important to keep in mind that as with any elective cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover the treatment. Pricing will vary depending on number of syringes and whether it is combined with other treatments.
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Whether you are interested in Sculptra or are looking into other skin rejuvenating and anti-aging injections, we offer quality treatment options for all of our patients. If you’re interested in non-surgical, minimally invasive anti-aging or preventative aging treatments, contact us today to arrange your consultation.