Dermal fillers are well-known for their ability to fill in areas of the face that are beginning to show the signs of aging through a loss of elasticity and volume and the appearance of wrinkles. Commonly made of hyaluronic acid, these fillers can be injected into the face to enhance its smoothness and reduce the signs of visible aging.
While most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, last up to six months, Sculptra Aesthetic is a much longer-lasting alternative. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a substance known as poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible synthetic material that adds volume and stimulates collagen production.
The results from injections made with Sculptra Aesthetic typically last up to three years. This reduces the need for repeated maintenance treatments throughout the year.
Sculptra is unique from other dermal fillers in that it causes collagen production within the body. This can enhance the filler’s results and result in a tightened and firmer skin appearance.
What Areas Can Sculptra Aesthetic Treat?
Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA-approved to treat areas of the face. Specific areas that Sculptra is especially appropriate for include:
Marionette lines, also known as nasolabial folds, commonly appear between the nose and lips. Over time, these lines commonly deepen due to the natural aging process.
In some people, marionette lines may appear to be more prominent due to genetic factors. Sculptra Aesthetic can significantly reduce the appearance of these lines, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Hollow cheeks are associated with reduced collagen production and cellular turnover. As time goes by, these areas will continue to grow thinner. The use of a dermal filler, such as Sculptra injections, can fill in the hollow areas and promote collagen production.
Areas in the middle of the face that are showing signs of volume loss are also ripe for treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic. These areas can be gently filled in, leading to plumper cheeks and smoother skin.
While Sculptra is FDA-approved to treat signs of aging in the face, it may also be helpful for other areas of the body. For example, the use of Sculptra can reduce the crepey appearance of the décolleté and potentially plump up areas of the chest, thighs, or buttocks.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra Injections?
There are several benefits to using Sculptra for aesthetic purposes. These include the following:
The use of Sculptra results in a more youthful appearance that emerges gradually. The filler initially acts to plump up areas of the skin, but the real benefit is the boost to collagen production.
There are very few products on the market that can enhance the skin’s production of collagen over the long term. This increase in collagen can reduce the signs of aging for several years and prevent future loss of elasticity until it comes time for a touch-up.
Since the use of Sculptra is non-surgical, there is no downtime period for recovery. Individuals who undergo a Sculptra treatment are able to return to their daily activities immediately.
Enhanced Skin Tone
Aside from increased volume and the reduced appearance of wrinkles, Sculptra Aesthetic helps to boost collagen and enhance the skin’s tone through cellular turnover.
Skin tone is usually only helped through techniques such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser treatments. However, Sculptra Aesthetic has properties that improve the overall tone of the skin.
Perhaps one of the most important benefits of Sculptra Aesthetic is the ability to achieve long-lasting results that don’t need to be maintained every few months.
Whereas other dermal fillers typically require touch-up appointments after a four- to six-month period, patients who choose Sculptra won’t need to come in for more injections for at least two years. For those who don’t like spending lots of time on cosmetic or aesthetic procedures, Sculptra can be a great alternative.
What Happens During a Sculptra Appointment?
Before undergoing a Sculptra treatment, you’ll first meet with one of our trained team members to discuss the goals you want to obtain through Sculptra. We’ll ask for your medical history and a list of any prescription medications that you are currently taking. This will help us ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for Sculptra injections.
During the Sculptra treatment, we’ll begin by cleansing the area with an antiseptic. We’ll mark the site of the injections that we plan to administer on your face and apply a topical anesthetic. Next, we’ll administer Sculptra to the designated area.
Following the injections, we’ll massage the area to help distribute the dermal filler around the face. We’ll also ask you to do the same massage over the upcoming days to ensure that the injections remain evenly distributed.
After your treatment session, you’ll be free to return to your regular daily activities. Our team will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that you have the information you need if questions arise.
The entire appointment will last less than an hour. Some positive changes should be apparent immediately, with the appearance of boosted collagen production visible within three months.
Are You Considering Sculptra Aesthetic?
At Deja You Medical, located in Navarre, FL, we offer Sculptra injections to patients who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging, restore volume to their face, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
To learn more about our Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, contact us to schedule an appointment today. We will perform a full consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Sculptra treatments!