Our skin’s youthful bounce and radiance are made possible by collagen and elastin. Fine lines and wrinkles result from the loss of collagen and elastin as we age. We can slow down the aging process with medical-grade skin care, neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and lasers.
You may have considered finding methods to renew your skin frequently. Others might want to increase their collagen production to look better. Sculptra is among the most excellent treatments available.
If you want to treat more of your skin, it could be the best option for you. With improvements, the procedure might assist you in minimizing those severe wrinkles and creases. You won’t see the benefits immediately, but you will gradually notice some improvements.
What is Sculptra?
The FDA has authorized the injectable Sculptra Aesthetic to treat facial skin folds and wrinkles. These include chin wrinkles, marionette lines that run from your lips to your chin, grin lines, and the deep folds between your nose and mouth known as nasolabial folds. Additionally, it helps the skin’s general “crepey” look.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible artificial material that promotes collagen formation, is a component of Sculptra. An experienced practitioner performs the operation in-office. For Sculptra treatments, there is no need for pre-testing, and you may resume your regular activities immediately.
The Sculptra solution may be injected into a variety of areas. The most specific regions are the grin, chin, and marionette lines. Additionally, the jawline can be defined using Sculptra, and hollow cheeks or temples can also be given more volume. These injections are intended to increase the volume of shallow skin folds and reduce wrinkles. Sculptra is not suggested for usage around the lips or the eyes, though.
What is the process of getting a Sculptra injection?
Over time, your face will develop wrinkles and creases. You don’t have to wait helplessly as these changes occur. Instead, you may opt for a simple procedure that makes skin smooth, bright, and brimming with life instead of dreary and unhealthy.
We are about to walk you through the entire procedure for the injectable Sculptra, which uses your body’s natural healing abilities to give you a more youthful appearance.
Getting ready for your Sculptra
Consultation with a trained practitioner is the initial step in any cosmetic operation. During this session at Awaken Aesthetics, we’ll talk about the problems you want to fix, the outcomes you want to get, any potential complications, and any other queries or worries you might have. After the consultation, a date will be set for the procedure.
It’s crucial to avoid using cosmetics that can irritate your skin two to three days before treatment. Substances like glycolic acid, Retin-A, and benzoyl peroxide must be avoided.
To prevent further bruising, refrain from drinking alcohol 24 hours before (or after) your treatment.
If you have a history of cold sores, let your doctor know so they can recommend antiviral medicine before you start treatment.
It’s also advisable to stay out of the sun for at least a week before treatment. Use plenty of sunscreens if you’re going to be outside during this period. And with that, you have to incorporate sunscreen into your regular skincare regimen. It keeps your skin smoother for longer by preventing UV damage, which is the primary source of wrinkles and fine lines.
During your Sculptra treatment
Before your visit, you are welcome to wash your face with a mild, fragrance-free soap, but you should forgo your usual moisturizer and facial oils. Do not wear jewelry, perfume, or cosmetics. When you arrive for your session, it’s best to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
To determine if you require assistance, you might need to disclose your whole medical history. Being honest with your surgeon will increase your safety throughout the procedure. The session will begin after that. So, how are things going to go?
Your doctor will mark the locations for the injections under your skin. They will first clean the area and apply an anesthetic lotion to assist you in feeling more comfortable. The Sculptra will be injected into your skin multiple times by your doctor.
After therapy, you ought to be able to resume your regular activities right away. Any particular instructions will be given to you by your physician.
Post Care Instructions
What happens next when the Sculptra is administered?
You may resume your daily activities straight away after treatment. While some patients cautiously arrange for a friend or family member to drive them home, others return to work. You have an option, but you should know that this therapy doesn’t call for downtime.
You should refrain from vigorous exercise for one to two days after treatment. Additionally, avoid the sun and wear SPF; UV rays will only increase wrinkles and lessen the effectiveness of your treatment. Cosmetic procedures like laser and IPL should be delayed for two to three weeks following the Sculptra procedure to give your skin time to recover.
The methods below can improve your recovery:
- Within the first 24 hours, apply a cold pack to the injected region for a short period each time.
- After receiving treatment, massage the area five times daily for five days for 15 minutes.
- Stay away from direct sunlight and tanning booths until any redness and swelling have subsided.
The full benefits of Sculptra may not be seen for a few weeks since the results are gradual. The effects might continue for up to two years.
How long before the effects of Sculptra work?
Results with Sculptra typically take 3 to 4 months to manifest. It is the typical time frame for your skin to produce new collagen naturally. Although you could see some progress the first week, complete, long-lasting results won’t manifest until an average of three sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
The area where the injection was administered may experience bruising and swelling. Additional common adverse effects include:
Since collagen synthesis requires time, it will take a few months for Sculptra to take full effect in the places where it was injected. Results for patients will be less overfilled and more realistic.
Is Sculptra right for you?
You will benefit from Sculptra if you’ve observed volume reduction in your face or want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without undergoing surgery and want a long-lasting outcome.
Please make an appointment with us for a consultation as a first step. During your meeting, we will review your medical history, pay attention to your worries, and discuss the best solutions to get the desired outcomes.