As our body ages, it loses a significant amount of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are what makes our skin supple, firm and younger-looking. These two provide our skin elasticity to “snap back” into place when pinched. Aging slows down the body’s natural ability to produce both collagen and elastin.
Recent advancements in aesthetics treatments can now boost collagen and elastin production and help the skin regain lost firmness. These advancements in aesthetics are delivering some fantastic results (results will vary). Sculptra is a component known to assist in collagen rejuvenation and address a variety of skin conditions. Sculptra will make you look youthful as it stimulates collagen production. Collagen production will also provide long-term anti-aging benefits.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an exceptional anti-aging solution for enhancing facial features. Sculptra is different from other dermal products on the market. Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, they work upon only one particular area, such as the cheeks, chin, jawline, lips, or under the eyes. Such fillers may show instant results but only produce results for 6-18 months. Sculptra, is unique from hyaluronic acid fillers in that it is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and is used in areas such as the temples, hairline, high cheek, in front of the ears, and the jawline impacting the structure of the face and rejuvenating the skin. Sculptra aids in smoothing wrinkles, fine lines, and addresses volume loss in the face.
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 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 cheeks, 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 upto 24 months