Sculptra is a unique filler formula that gradually improves your skin over time, resulting in younger-looking skin that lasts. The formula is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that gives your skin hydration and volume. When placed into wrinkles and folds, Sculptra stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the key to strong, healthy skin, providing the structure needed to fill in wrinkles and folds and restore volume loss. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen production continues to decrease, resulting in visible volume loss and wrinkles. With Sculptra, you can restore your youthful skin and facial volume.
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Candidates for Sculptra are those who experience facial lines, wrinkles, and folds as a result of aging. The most common treatment areas for Sculptra are smile lines around the nose and mouth and other wrinkles in the lower face. Sculptra is great for those who experience early signs of aging that do not yet warrant a surgical procedure like the facelift. Candidates are those who wish for temporarily smoother, younger-looking skin.
During treatment, the Sculptra formula will be placed into your wrinkles and folds. The number of injections you need will depend on the severity of your wrinkles. The process is complete in about 10 to 20 minutes. While patients can experience improvements with a single treatment, several treatments over the next few months can give optimal results.
There is no required downtime after your treatment with Sculptra. Some temporary side effects include redness, swelling, and itching at the injection sites. These should resolve very quickly. Because Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s own collagen production, it can take several months to see your complete results. However, after about three months, you can expect your wrinkles and folds to fill in with new collagen for a smoother, younger-looking appearance. The results of Sculptra can last up to two years. After this time, you can choose to have a touch-up session to maintain your results.