Most of us eventually feel the symptoms of aging, whether we like it or not. As we age, the collagen and elastin that give our skin its youthful elasticity and radiance start to disappear, and fine lines and wrinkles appear. One of the most fantastic skin rejuvenation therapy options available today is the Sculptra.
You may appear your best with the aid of Sculptra’s exceptional results. It promotes collagen synthesis, which aids in the skin’s natural renewal. The effects are gradual, entirely natural-looking, and stay far longer than most other injectables. This dermal filler is unique compared to all others. Here’s a deeper look at how Sculptra functions and what to anticipate if you use it to get almost wrinkle-free skin.
What is Sculptura?
Sculptra Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injectable treatment. PLLA is a synthetic version of the natural substance lactic acid, which occurs naturally in human skin and hair. It aids in enhancing the texture and look of your skin by promoting collagen formation and preventing elastin degeneration.
PLLA has been used on the face since 1998 for smoothing out wrinkles around the eyes, forehead/jawline, nasolabial folds (around the mouth), neck/chest area—and even facial fat loss!
How does Sculptra work?
The procedure takes about two hours. You don’t have to worry about feeling any pain because it is done in the doctor’s office and under local anesthetic. The patient is awake during the treatment and can look at a mirror while they wait for their results.
The filler must be injected deeply into the soft tissue of the face. You can’t inject it in a spot on or near your skin because that would result in visible swelling and bruising. The injection sites are usually around 25-40% larger than what you’d see with an ordinary needle, and the doctor will use multiple arrows to minimize bleeding.
However, if you’re worried about pain from these injections—and who isn’t?—you should talk to your doctor before getting treatment. They may recommend numbing cream or taking other steps to ensure you’re comfortable during treatment.
In addition to being painful, going under anesthesia means having someone else do something for you: injecting filler into your face! If this sounds scary (or even mildly uncomfortable), don’t worry too much; most people find it quite relaxing at first glance because there’s so little movement involved during most procedures like this one – which means less overall stress on both sides involved!
What are Sculptra’s target areas?
Sculptra is used to address smile lines, chin wrinkles, and other creases around the mouth and nose, and it has been clinically shown to minimize facial wrinkles and folds. It targets the following areas of your face:
- Under the eyes
Sculptra has also grown in popularity as a solution for people who wants their skin rejuvenated. It is also often utilized for the following procedures:
- Noninvasive but lifting or buttock augmentation
- Removal of cellulite
- Reduce creases on the chest, elbows, and knees
If you have some extra skin around your lips or cheeks that seems to sag more than others, this treatment might also help. The results are subtle but noticeable: smoother skin with fewer wrinkles than before—and no surgery required!
What should I expect after getting the Sculptra procedure?
After the injections, it may take from a few months to up to three months to see the results. You’ll notice your face is smoother and firmer after about a month or two.
After another three months or so, you should start noticing some changes in appearance—your frown lines will become less noticeable, and your skin tone may even look more evenly distributed across the surface of your face. If you’re patient enough to wait longer (six months), then by nine months or so, you’ll be able to tell that Sculptra has impacted how your skin looks overall!
How long does Sculptra last?
Results typically last for about two years. After that, you’ll still see improvements in your skin if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The effects are long-lasting if you continue living a healthy lifestyle and taking your medication as prescribed.
Are there any side effects after getting the procedure?
Immediately after treatment, the patient will experience bruising, numbness, and tenderness. These effects are expected and should last only a few days. You’re ready to resume your routine when you can do things like work or exercise without experiencing any pain or discomfort.
Following treatment, you can immediately get back to your routine. You may feel sore around the injection site, but this should go away within 24 hours.
You may want to consider resuming exercise after Sculptra treatment because it will help maintain your fitness level and build muscle mass more effectively than before Sculptra treatment. If you are exercising regularly, talk with your doctor about how much weight training or cardio training you can do while pregnant or breastfeeding because there is no data on this subject yet.
Our final thoughts
Sculptra treatment is FDA-approved and has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by as much as 50%. It also helps improve skin elasticity and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. In addition to reducing signs of aging on your face, Sculptra can be used on other body parts, including hands (improvements are seen within six months) or even feet!
The best part about this noninvasive procedure? It only takes 15 minutes for each treatment session—you don’t need any downtime between treatments either!
The Sculptra treatment is a viable option for many people looking to revitalize their faces and erase aging signs. The procedure can be used on men and women with no age restrictions.
LineOut Aesthetics is ready to help you achieve your goals of having rejuvenated skin. Contact us immediately to discuss what Sculptra Aesthetic can do for you if you are considering having this treatment done and want to know if you are a candidate but are unsure whether it will work for you.