If you are ready to get a smoother, more youthful face, injectable procedures are a great place to start. These simple procedures can be done right in our office and do not take very long at all. If you are looking to be rid of wrinkles and add volume to your face, one injectable you want to look into is Sculptra.
Sculptra is a great option because it not only addresses the symptoms of an aging face but also the cause of those symptoms as well! Read on to learn more!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable that helps stimulate collagen growth and production to restore the natural, smooth, younger-looking volume of one’s face.
As an FDA-approved injectable, Sculptra is created using poly-L-lactic acid. This biodegradable synthetic material is slowly absorbed by the body and, in the process, helps to rebuild collagen.
What is Sculptra Used for?
Trained professionals like Dr. Lisa Learn use Sculptra to help improve the appearance of folds and wrinkles on their clients’ faces, in particular:
- Chin wrinkles
- Deep nasolabial folds (also called “smile lines” as they are located between the nose and the mouth)
- Marionette lines (the fine lines that are located around the mouth)
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
To correct the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it is recommended to undergo a series of three Sculptra treatments over several months.
Patients may have a different number of injections during each session, as the type and level of correction might change from one session to the next.
With Sculptra, it is normal not to see instant results, as the injection works in a more gradual fashion. Nonetheless, it’s essential to remain patient and wait until all three sessions have been completed, as that is when the first, impressive results will begin to appear.
In the months between your Sculptra sessions, you may start to notice some subtle improvements, which is why we strongly recommend taking before and after photos as these will help you better visualize how your skin is changing thanks to the treatment.
What is the Treatment Like?
First of all, it’s paramount that Sculptra treatment is carried out by a trained and trusted professional at a specialist clinic, like our office.
Before you schedule your first appointment, we advise you to arrange a consultation with Dr. Learn, during which you will be able to go through your medical history and ask any questions you may have.
At your first session, Dr. Learn will start by applying a topical anesthetic to the area of your face that you want to address, in order to minimize any potential discomfort. Then, our team will inject the right dose of Sculptra – each dose is entirely tailored to you.
While the procedure itself is not painful, it is possible to experience swelling in the area for a few hours.
When you get back home after your treatment, remember to:
- Apply either a cold or ice pack to reduce the swelling, only for a few minutes at a time.
- Massage the affected area for a few minutes, up to five times a day, and for five days following your treatment.
- Avoid excessive exposure to both sunlight and UV lamps, at least until the redness and swelling have completely gone away.
- Apply sunscreen every day, with a particular focus on the treated area.
Why Choose Sculptra?
One crucial aspect that distinguishes Sculptra from other similar facial injections is that it addresses the root cause of facial aging and collagen loss, as opposed to just treating the symptoms (such as visible wrinkles and deep fine lines).
Because Sculptra contains a strong collagen stimulator, it helps to correct the deeper structure of the skin which, in turn, allows for greatly reducing the appearance of the major signs of aging.
The PLLA microparticles contained in Sculptra are absorbed naturally by the body and therefore enable better and more effective collagen production.
Want to Know if Sculptra is Right for You?
If you are above the age of 18 and are experiencing worsening signs of aging on your face, Sculptra may be the best choice for you.
At present, there have not been any studies to determine whether Sculptra is safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, which is why we recommend not undergoing any sessions until you have been cleared by your doctor or OB-GYN.
Contact Dr. Learn to Discuss More
If you want to start enjoying smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin, Sculptra might be just the right treatment for you.
Thanks to its collagen-stimulating active principles, Sculptra addresses the root cause of skin aging, instead of simply treating its more apparent symptoms.
Remember, though, that Sculptra treatment with a skilled, qualified, and experienced expert is a must, in order to maximize results and minimize potential risks or side effects.
Contact Dr. Learn today to find out more about Sculptra and to book your initial consultation.
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