Sculptra Aesthetics is a filler that consists of a synthetic material known as poly–L–lactic acid which works by replacing the lost collagen in your skin. It is safe and gets naturally absorbed by your body which is evident by the fact that it has been used in dissolvable stitches for years. When your skin begins to lose its natural collagen with age, it leads to wrinkles, lines, sunken cheeks, and hollows under the eyes. Sculptra restores your collagen production without the need for surgery, offering you a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Understanding the basics of Sculptra
If you are considering Sculptra for your skin concerns, here is the basic information you must know about it:
- It is a temporary injectable filler.
- Sculptra can be used for facial volume enehancement.
- It can also be used to redefine different facial features.
- It will take some time for you to see your results as Sculptra takes time to stimulate the natural production of collagen in your body.
- Your results from Sculptra may last for 2 years or more.
Why do patients choose to get Sculptra?
If you have lost volume in the lower face area and the chin, Sculptra Aesthetics helps replace the collagen. Most of our patients wish to treat the first aging signs such as wrinkles, lines, and folds in the lower face, hollow appearing eyes, sunken cheeks and indentations in the skin. Sculptra is different from the other fillers available today since it gradually replaces the lost collagen in your soft tissue to ensure you get results that last longer.
If you do not wish to undergo surgery yet or your concerns are not severe and you do not qualify for a surgical procedure, then Sculptra is a good option for you. Dr. Wallach will recommend the filler to give you a youthful appearance without the incisions or downtime associated with a surgical procedure.
How does Sculptra work?
With a few treatment sessions, Sculptra will stimulate the natural production of collagen in your body that will subtly reduce aging signs and restore the lost volume. Your results from Sculptra may last for 2 years or more, unlike other dermal fillers. The natural fullness in your face is restored by Sculptra since it creates natural collagen that will age with you. Usually patients need 2 to 3 treatment sessions that are spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results.
Customizing your Sculptra treatment
When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Wallach for various skin concerns, he will evaluate your skin and understand your goals before determining whether Sculptra is the most suitable filler for you. In order to reduce any discomfort from the procedure, we may use a numbing cream on the area of treatment. Sculptra is injected using a small needle in areas that are experiencing loss of volume. The area might have to be massaged after the injection. The time taken to complete your treatment will vary depending on the number of areas where Sculptra is injected. For most patients, the treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Some tips to follow post your Sculptra treatment
Sculptra is a non-surgical procedure that has no downtime and allows you to return to your daily routine right away. However, here are some tips you must follow to ensure you get the desired results from your treatment:
- In case of any swelling, use ice in the area.
- Any strenuous exercises should be avoided for the first 24 hours after your treatment.
What results can you expect from Sculptra?
Your results from Sculptra are not immediately visible. It promotes the growth of new collagen which continues to develop with time. You will begin to see the results in a few months after your treatment. Depending on your goals, Dr. Wallach will decide the number of treatment sessions you will require. There might be some tenderness, redness, slight bruising or swelling following your treatment but this will resolve in a few days or for some, a few days. When you get an optimal number of treatment sessions, clinical studies show that Sculptra results may last for 2 years or even more. Once the Sculptra gets absorbed, you may require a touch-up session to maintain the levels of your collagen production.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like more information on Sculptra and its many benefits, then come talk to Dr. Wallach at his Manhattan office. To schedule a consultation, call the office or fill out an online form.