What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that removes the appearance of facial wrinkles. The treatment is an injectable that works by replenishing your body’s natural collagen. Sculptra may even gradually increase your body’s natural collagen production. The collagen regeneration method allows for a more youthful look.
Why choose Sculptra?
Unlike other common facial treatments, such as collagen creams, collagen supplements, and other injectables, Sculptra works with your body’s skin cells. Other anti-aging treatments either only work on your skin’s external layer, produce inconclusive results, don’t last, or appear unnatural.
Sculptra is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid collagen stimulator that works beneath the skin’s surface to produce the collagen your skin loses over time. This effect allows treatment to last for up to 2 years.
What is the treatment process?
A specialist injects Sculptra into sunken areas of the face, where it is more common to lose collagen. Areas regularly include the temples, cheeks, and jawline. Although, it is becoming more commonly used in chest wrinkle smoothing and butt lifts. After injection, your deep skin layers absorb the collagen stimulant (aka Poly-L-Lactic Acid) and produce an immediate “sneak-peek” to the final result. However, Sculptra continues to work by replacing lost collagen and strengthens the skin’s structure. As your skin cells continue to absorb Sculptra, volume increases within the cells, thus, smoothing out the skin’s external appearance.
The amount of injection appointments vary depending on the patient, although the average treatment is about three injections per appointment every few months.
Can Sculptra be used anywhere else on the body?
Yes! New techniques with Sculptra continue to develop to enhance the chest, decolletage, neck, and glutes.
Brazillian Butt Lifts:
Sculptra’s new methods can now give your booty a more full and lifted look without undergoing risky surgery. Treatment consists of 6-7 vials of Sculptra working the same way as it would on your face. By increasing the lost collagen, your glutes become more volumized and continue to produce results after the first session.
Chest, decolletage, and neck:
Sculptra is now used to treat areas of the chest and neck where folds are more common to appear. Over time, the chest and neck can become saggy and wrinkled. However, Sculptra can be an easy solution to lift those areas of the body. Sculptra can smooth out folds in the chest, decolletage, and neck by thickening the skin cells below the surface.
FAQs about Sculptra
- How many treatments are needed?
Depending on the patient and the area of treatment, the number of injections will vary. Schedule a consultation with our providers to get your customized treatment plan.
- How safe is Sculptra? What are the risks?
Sculptra has been FDA-approved since 1999. The substance used in Sculptra, Poly-L-Lactic acid, is commonly used in dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-Lactic acid is a biodegradable and biocompatible substance that your body can absorb naturally. Side effects are common post-injection and may include injection site pain, swelling, redness, bruising, itching, lumps, and bleeding.
Those with pre-existing conditions such as an allergy to Poly-L-Lactic acid, active skin inflammation or infection, susceptibility to keloid formations, or hypertrophic scarring, should avoid treatment.
- Can I wear makeup after treatment?
You can wear makeup several hours following treatment unless your CMS provider suggests otherwise.
- When will I see the final results?
Results typically appear after the first session and steadily increase over time. Although you may not see results straight after the first session, the outcome will eventually develop as you progress into your treatment plan. Final results will be visible after the last session of your treatment plan.
- How will I know if Sculptra is right for me?
A consultation with a CMS provider will confirm your eligibility for treatment. Book your consultation today!
- Is there any prep before treatment?
No need to prep on your part! A CMS provider will prep the specified area before injection.
- Is there any recovery time?
No recovery time post-treatment! You can go about your day after your session. You may need to massage the injection site for 5-minutes several times during the day unless your provider suggests a different post-care treatment. Soreness and bruising are common post-treatment, although depending on the treatment, side effects will vary.
- Are there any side effects?
During clinical trials, common side-effects include:
- Injection site swelling
Couture Med Spa is proud to lead the Central Florida market in offering the latest non-invasive procedure for reducing the appearance of the double chin.
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