Whether we like it or not, the aging process eventually catches up with everyone. With time, our skin loses essential collagen and elastin, resulting in a loss of elasticity. The youthful bounce and glow slowly fade away, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop. Thanks to the improvement of technology in the aesthetic medicine field, we can now have a certain degree of control over these changes and revert them using fillers. One of the most popular ways of doing that is through Sculptra treatment. Sculptra is a unique dermal filler. It can soften lines and wrinkles and restore the contours on the face, providing a youthful and fresh look.
What is the Sculptra treatment?
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness. It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance. This treatment can be used to gradually and subtly smooth out lines, wrinkles, and folds. In addition, the Sculptra treatment can tackle the loss of facial volume, bringing it back to the face and creating a more appealing look. Adding the fillers in the right areas can help with natural volume loss that occurs with the natural aging process or dramatic weight loss.
What makes the Sculptra treatment effective?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been around since 1999. The FDA first approved it in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people dealing with HIV. The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It is classified as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results. The results of the Sculptra treatment can last up to 2 years.
By spurring collagen production, the Sculptra treatment works to repair the underlying scaffolding of the face. Once this dermal filler has done its work, the added fullness in the face eases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds.
What about the Sculptra treatment results?
Most patients receive a series of 3 or 4 Sculptra Injections over a period of several weeks. Your Sculptra specialist will work with you to determine the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best result. The injections are performed in different directions to create a mesh-like pattern under the skin. Once in place, the filler offers thorough coverage and can serve as a foundation upon which collagen can develop. Most patients will see a noticeable difference approximately 6 weeks after the treatment. You may also notice immediate results, but it can take a few months to see the full results of your treatment.
Once you’ve completed the initial series of injections, you’ll be good for at least 2 years. With the unique Sculptra treatment, you will not have to worry about coming back every few months for maintenance treatments or top-offs.