Using Sculptra to Prep For Summer:
Cellulite is extremely common and it has been a complaint for many patients of all ages. Fibrous bands are layered underneath your skin all over your body. The bands will thicken as we age and this causes pressure on the skin surrounding the bands. This tension is the main cause of cellulite, that dimpled appearance on the skin.
Collagen plays a major role not only in the appearance of your skin, but the overall well-being of your heart, muscles, and even bones. The bands that cause cellulite are partially made of collagen! Helping your body produce collagen naturally can significantly improve the appearance of cellulite!
WHAT CAN HELP WITH CELLULITE?
Sculptra is used to boost the production of collagen and elastin and helps the skin regain lost firmness. Sculptra is injected in areas with cellulite to help fill-in the tiny dimples while actually helping to relieve tension from those fibrous bands.
At RUMA, we meet with you to consult about your specific needs and wants when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite. We use Sculptra in a natural grid pattern under the skin to follow the natural bands.
How Does Sculptra Work?
The main ingredient of Sculptra is a biodegradable, synthetic substance PLLA is metabolized by the body and aids in restructuring collagen production. Optimal results are achieved through multiple treatments from an aesthetic injector. The provider injects into the skin at a precise depth. This action prompts the collagen formation in the skin. As the substance is absorbed in the body, collagen production is also stimulated, allowing the tissues to gain their original volume.
Procedure for Sculptra:
During the consultation, the injector will run a comprehensive assessment of the skin that need to be treated. Details regarding the patient medical history, medications, or any allergies will be reviewed. Medical history is crucial to avoid any risks and complications during the procedure. Patients will need to stop any blood thinners for a few days to reduce the risk of bleeding. The procedure begins with mapping of injection sites and proper cleansing of the area. Topical anesthesia will be given to reduce any discomfort. The injector will begin the procedure by delivering multiple injections into the skin. This treatment is only minimally-invasive, you will be allowed to go back to your routine instantly post-treatment. Your injector will advise you of any special instructions.
- Ice pack the treated site intermittently after the procedure.
- Avoid direct sunlight until the swelling is gone.
- Do not perform any excessive physical activity for 24 hours.
How Long Does Sculptra Last and How Many Sculptra Treatments Are Needed?
Sculptra, results can be seen as early as two months after the initial treatment and can last up to 24 months. Yearly treatments are optimal to continue in production of collagen. Patients will see a gradual improvement. The number of treatments required varies per individual. The number of treatments are dependent on the amount of collagen or volume-loss in the body before treatment. Consultations before treatment will determine how much Sculptra is needed for each patient.
Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Individuals suffering from volume-loss on the skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin due to weight loss, aging, or other factors are perfect candidates for this treatment. Sculptra must be avoided by individuals who show any allergic reactions to any of the main ingredients.
How Much Downtime Is There After a Treatment?
A patient can go back to his or her routine right after the procedure. The majority of patients are advised a day of calmer activities to give a soothing relief for the redness or swelling in the treated area. Reactions such as swelling subside within a few days, but patients are advised to limit strenuous physical activity. Tenderness, itching, swelling, or slight bruising are common side effects in all types of fillers.
If you are experiencing severe volume-loss in the buttox, or show interest in eliminating the wrinkles and skin laxity Sculptra will be a great treatment option. Booking a consultation with RUMA Aesthetics can be done online or by calling (801) 529-8628.
Sculptra is an exceptional anti-aging solution for enhancing facial features. Its results can be seen two months after the initial treatment and can last up to 24 months