Cosmetic surgery is a continually changing field with new procedures and treatments being available each year. One of the most popular methods of cosmetic treatment is with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that rejuvenate the skin by treating aging signs such as wrinkles and lost volume. Sculptra® is an injectable volumizing product that is very different from dermal fillers and was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. For the past 10 years, our team at Laser Skin & Wellness has been offering Sculptra® to our patients who wish to revamp their skin without the need for surgery.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an injectable product that helps to stimulate collagen for long-lasting results. The main ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid which is classified as a collagen stimulator. This helps the skin look tighter, smoother, and firmer. You can enjoy the results from Sculptra® for up to two years or longer. Sculptra® is injected into the skin to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, and to restore fullness to aged skin. Some immediate results will be noticeable, but it can take a few months to see the most dramatic results as collagen production is rebuilding.
Targeted Areas for Sculptra®
Sculptra® is used for facial wrinkles and folds but it can also assist with hollow areas such as the temples. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will map out points of injection on your face to suit your concerns and improve your skin’s appearance. The total treatment time for Sculptra® is between 40 and 60 minutes to complete.
How Much Sculptra® will I need?
For the best results, most patients receive 2 to 3 treatments spaced over 4-6 month period. One vial per decade of life is typically the recommended protocol. For instance, a 40 year old patient would need a total of 4 vials, split into two treatments of 2 vials each, with 2 months in-between treatments. Then we recommend the Beauty Club for monthly treatments to maintain results and re-evaluation yearly.
Why Sculptra® over Dermal Fillers?
Patients love this treatment because of the beautiful, natural, long-lasting results and there is no downtime associated with the treatment. You can get right back to your day as soon as you leave the office except for heavy gym workouts for a few days. Some redness and swelling might be present for a few hours after Sculptra® injections. The big difference between Sculptra® and dermal fillers is that Sculptra® stimulates your own collagen and dermal fillers “fill” an area instantly and last for 9-12 months.
Learn More About Sculptra
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra® and its effectiveness for turning back time, call us for a complimentary consultation. Call 561-641-9490 to schedule an appointment.