By: Nicole Lavoie, APRN

As a nurse practitioner, I’m often asked by clients when doing aesthetic injections which products are my favorite. There is never a right answer to this question since there are a lot of amazing products out there on the market. However, one of my top favorite products that I inject is Galderma’s Sculptra. As people age, the skin’s natural collagen supply decreases which is why people start to notice wrinkles and other signs of facial aging. Studies show by the age of 45, clients have at least 25 percent collagen loss in the face. Sculptra is an FDA-approved injection that helps replenish lost collagen and activate the skin’s natural regenerative process that helps restore facial volume. The most common areas in which Sculptra is injected are the temples, cheeks, and jawline area to help lift and restore volume. However, there are other areas that it is being injected into such as the neck, the chest, and the glutes.

Here are the top reasons why I personally love Sculptra:

  1. It looks so natural!

Sculptra restores the skin gradually with significant results over a series of treatments. Sculptra is not a product that is going to give a client a huge difference after one treatment which is great for those clients who want a more natural look. It takes a series of treatments depending on the client’s age or volume loss that is spread 6 weeks apart to provide the best results. The general rule of thumb for treatment recommendations is one vial of Sculptra per decade of life. Over the course of treatments, clients will gradually start to see changes in terms of lifting and restoring collagen to the treatment area.

2. Long-lasting results 

Another great thing about Sculptra is that it is long-lasting. Sculptra can last up to 2 to 5 years after the client’s initial series of treatments are done with a maintenance dose of 1 vial yearly to keep collagen production going.  Studies show that 80 percent of clients who did Sculptra treatments were still satisfied with their treatment results well after 25 months from their initial injection. Other filler products for similar treatment areas last only about 12 to 18 months, so clients get longer longevity with Sculptra compared to other filler products. 

3. Easy aftercare instructions

Clients who receive Sculptra are recommended to follow the “5-5-5 rule” in which clients are encouraged to massage the treatment area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days. The massaging of the Sculptra allows the integration of the product into the treatment area, as well as helps stimulate collagen production. Massaging the area can also aid in preventing unwanted nodules of the product as it settles. Clients who do Sculptra injections do not have a lot of downtimes and can continue facial treatments, and laser treatments after injections compared to other fillers where clients would have to wait 2 weeks post filler.

All in all, Galderma’s Sculptra is a product on the market that is unlike any other. As an injector, I love making people feel like the best version of themselves and I feel like Sculptra delivers that for clients. Clients can set up a complimentary consultation at any one of Couture Med Spa’s four locations where they can be consulted by a licensed and trained provider like myself for more information on Sculptra because who doesn’t want to age younger. 

Learn more and book your Sculptra appointment NOW!

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By: Sara Katan APRN

What is a non-surgical butt lift?

As we age, fat pockets get lost and redistributed throughout the body. This not only occurs in the facial region, but the buttocks region as well. Loss of gluteal muscle and fat is secondary to weight loss, aging, and genetic predisposition. With Sculptra aesthetic, deep collagen growth is built up in the gluteal region to add volume and lift the buttocks for a smoother, rounder appearance.

How does Sculptra lift the butt?

Sculptra is an injectable filler that stimulates collagen growth in the skin. Sculptra is typically used in the face to help re-volumize, but recently it has been used to add volume to the buttocks which can improve the appearance of cellulite, skin texture, and crepiness. 

Who is a candidate for a non-surgical butt lift?

  • Clients who are not candidates for a surgical Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or fat transfer procedure due to low body fat.
  • Clients who are looking for a less invasive approach to a surgical lift of the buttocks.
  • Clients who have volume loss in the upper buttocks, lack of lower buttocks fullness, or sides of the hips that need volume (aka hip dips). 

How much does a non-surgical butt lift cost?

The cost will vary from person to person depending on the degree of volume loss. A butt lift with Sculptra can require anywhere from 18-30 vials (this includes both buttock cheeks) over 2-4 treatments every 6 to 8 weeks. You will need to consult with a provider to determine the number of vials you will need for optimal results. 

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What to expect pre-procedure?

It is recommended to avoid any blood thinning products 5-7 days prior to treatments to reduce the risk of bruising. This includes ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin D, vitamin E, and Fish oils. It is also recommended to avoid drinking alcohol 3 days before. Some clients take arnica tablets a couple of days before the treatment to prevent risk of bruising. 

For your first visit to Couture Med Spa, you will have paperwork to fill out beforehand which will include a medical history and consents for treatment. You will get our standard new client tour and consultation of the facility and services. You will then have a consultation with the provider to determine your treatment plan. 

What to expect during the procedure?

Sculptra is not painful. You may feel some mild discomfort with the lidocaine injections, but the Sculptra injection is performed with a soft tip cannula which adds to the comfort of the treatment and allows for less risk of side effects such as swelling, bruising, and discomfort. 

What to expect post procedure?

There is minimal downtime with Sculptra injections. You may experience some mild soreness after the treatment. You may also have some redness, bruising, swelling, firmness, lumps, or bumps at the injection sites. You will have swelling from the water injections post treatment which will decrease after 2 days. It is very important to perform massages on the treated area to avoid collagen lumps from developing. You must massage the area for 5 days, 5 times a day, for 5 minutes at a time. 

When will I start seeing results?

You will begin seeing results around 3 months after your first injections and collagen will continue to grow in the treated area for up to 6 months after your last injection.

How long will the results last? 

Sculptra in the buttock can last from 2-5 years. To keep the fullness and longevity of the product, an annual touch up with 2-4 vials is recommended. This may vary from person to person and your plan will be discussed with your provider during your consultation.

Does the Sculptra Butt Lift sound like it is for you?

If you have any interest in lifting your booty without the downtime and risks of surgery, come visit any of our Couture Med Spas and consult with one of our providers. We have four locations in Winter Park, Oviedo, Ocoee, and our newest location Lake Mary! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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