As we age, our collagen supplies often diminish, resulting facial wrinkles and volume loss that can make us look older on the outside than we feel on the inside. Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique injectable that is formulated to bolster your body’s natural collagen for subtle but extraordinary results. By working to replace diminished collagen supplies, Sculptra® Aesthetic can reverse fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and deep facial folds for a fuller features and a more youthful complexion. As an added benefit, the smooth, natural looking results of Sculptra® Aesthetic can last for up to two years or more.
How does Sculptra® Aesthetic work?
Composed of an injectable poly-L-lactic-acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic is designed to encourage collagen growth. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, this injectable boosts the elasticity and suppleness of the skin gradually, stimulating your natural collagen and helping to prevent that “overdone” look. By reinforcing and building upon the inner structure of the skin, the most common signs of facial aging can be reversed.
What can I expect during the Sculptra® Aesthetic procedure?
Prior to your Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment, Dr. Richard Sherman can use a topical anesthetic to numb the injection sites. Since Sculptra® Aesthetic works differently than other injectables, small amounts of the poly-L-lactic-acid-based compound are distributed across multiple areas of the face with a small needle to produce an outcome that looks even, smooth, and natural. The treatment session is typically completed within 20-30 minutes, and up to three additional sessions may be recommended to maximize your results. These sessions, spaced about 6-8 weeks apart, comprise a one-time treatment regime that allows you to enjoy smoother, younger looking skin for a longer duration of time. For most patients, there will be minimal associated downtime after the treatment and normal daily activities should not be impacted.
How long will my Sculptra® Aesthetic results last?
Though patients may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising immediately following their Sculptra® Aesthetic injections, these side effects usually dissipate quickly if they arise. Since poly-L-lactic-acid is absorbed naturally by the body and Sculptra® Aesthetic works by stimulating collagen production, your final results will not be immediately visible. You can expect to see your results develop gradually and continue to improve over the course of many weeks. The final results from your procedure can last up to two years or more, and can be easily maintained with follow-up treatment sessions.
For more information about this unique injectable, or to see if you are good candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherman.