Sculptra

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a popular option for restoring a more youthful look to the face, hands and feet. It is a collagen regeneration product, an FDA-approved soft tissue filler that stimulates your skin’s cells to produce new collagen, thereby reversing the loss of the skin’s fullness. It is used to fill and re-contour areas where underlying supportive collagen and fat tissue have diminished with age or have been damaged by injury or disease. Sculptra is most often used for the temples, smile lines, cheeks and depressions around the eyes.

Sculptra is also used to restore fullness to the hands and feet for a natural, younger appearance. It helps to diminish the appearance of unsightly veins and tendons which tend to become prominent as we age.

Sculptra removes wrinkles and adds volume to the injected area by stimulating our body to produce it’s own collagen. Therefore it needs several sessions of injections and the results would show gradually rather than immediately.

Below are before treatment photos:

Sculptra is an injectable substance containing Poly-L-Lactic Acid. Sculptra is a popular option for restoring a more youthful look to the face, hands and feet.

Sculptra Results

The results of Sculptra injections are not immediate. However, the effects of the treatments are enduring and will continue to improve. Skin thickness can increase over the course of several weeks, and will require a second treatment to touch up the area. Unlike other absorbable injectables that last only a few months, the benefits of Sculptra can last up to three years. The results is visible after 4-6 weeks and can last 3 years. The results improve over time as our collagen production increases. No one can ever guess you had an aesthetic procedure done as the results is very natural and subtle.

How Is It Done?

Sculptra treatments consist of a simple series of injections into the deeper layers of skin. Each treatment takes only minutes to perform, and is usually done in a series of two sessions.

The Sculptra injections are mixed with a numbing medicine called lidocaine so it is not painful. We apply ice, numbing cream and numbing medicine into the Sculptra solution so it is more comfortable. The procedure takes about 5 minutes for each hand or foot.

Side Effects

The short term side effect of any injection, including Sculptra, is redness which goes away in a few hours, swelling or mild bruising which subsides in less than a week. To make the redness, swelling or bruising go away faster, you can apply ice over the area 2-3 times a day, for 5 minutes each time. There is very little downtime. There is usually no long term side effect and is very safe. Sculptra is not suitable for people with autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, SLE and rheumatoid arthritis.

Below are before treatment photos:

Sculptra removes wrinkles and adds volume to the injected area by stimulating our body to produce it’s own collagen.

Frequency Of Treatment

You can inject Sculptra once every month. Usually 2 sessions are needed for good results. Those older than 50 or 60 years old, or those who with severe volume loss due to aging can opt for 3 sessions.

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