Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cell and tissue—for results that can last more than two years
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra works differently from other dermal fillers. This treatment is considered more of a volumizer than wrinkle filler. Sculptra® Aesthetic makes use of a different chemical called the poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
Sculptra, also known as the “liquid facelift”, works by both filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance.
How is a Sculptra procedure performed?
During the Sculptra procedure, a patient is numbed with topical numbing cream and given a series of injections in the desired area. The material used in Sculptra®, poly-L-lactic acid – a synthetic version of the substance that is naturally produced by muscles during exercise, has been used in plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 20 years.
Which areas are treated with Sculptra?
Sculptra achieves excellent results in treating all parts of the face including the areas around the eyes and lips, between the mouth and nose, cheeks and neck. It adds volume to the cheeks, to folds around the chin, and to hollow areas around the eyes.
Off-label uses of Sculptra include smoothing of the lines on the decolletage, adding volume and lift to the buttocks, and improving the wrinkles and skin laxity of the elbows and knees.
Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after Sculptra injections. Swelling, bruising, and other side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days. Doing the following will help speed along your recovery:
- Apply a cold pack to the affected area for a few minutes at a time within the first 24 hours.
- Following treatment, massage the area for five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days.
- Avoid excessive sunlight or tanning beds until any redness and swelling has resolved.
Results are gradual, and it may take a few weeks to see the full effects of Sculptra. Results last up to two years.
Personal approach to injectables at Skin Savvy
The best choice of dermal filler for each patient is based on several individual factors. Taking into consideration the placement of filler, the skin concerns addressed as well as how long one would want the dermal filler to last, a licensed provider at Skin Savvy will advise you of the optimum option during a consultation!
If you have any questions regarding Dermal Filler treatment or are ready to get started, feel free to give us a call at (512) 840 0607 and book your appointment! Skin Savvy is a premier boutique medical spa and wellness practice serving clients throughout Austin, Texas and the greater Austin area. We are located in the heart of West Lake Hills, just a short distance from downtown Austin!
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