As you age, your body begins to lose its ability to produce collagen. Creams and supplements can only do so much, but when your wrinkles start forming and your skin starts sagging, getting that youthful look once more seems like a far-fetched dream. Luckily, nowadays we have dermal fillers to help with the natural effects of aging, and one of the most popular options is Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Most fillers with a hyaluronic acid base are immediately absorbed in your skin and provide results that are visible almost right away. With Sculptra® Aesthetic, the effects will come gradually, making it one of the most long-lasting fillers. Let’s find out more about Sculptra® Aesthetic injections and their benefits.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid, which is a collagen stimulator. Once injected into the skin, the substance will encourage your skin cells to produce more collagen. Collagen is essential for providing strength, support, and structure to our skin and connective tissue.
Because the effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic are gradual, it is also meant to be a long-lasting injectable treatment option. The results may last up to two years and the filler can be used to treat various imperfections like hollow cheeks, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and chin wrinkles. Rather than only treating the symptoms, Sculptra® Aesthetic addresses the underlying cause of aging, which is collagen loss.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is not only useful for volume loss and wrinkle reduction, it can also be used to strategically reduce certain imperfections. For instance, if you are not happy with the size of your cheeks or want a more defined jawline, this filler can help you achieve the facial aesthetic you desire. Our Sculptra® Aesthetic before and after pictures show great results.
New uses for Sculptra® Aesthetic are always coming up. For example, Dr. Ariel Ostad may also use the volume effect provided by Sculptra® Aesthetic to offer a subtle butt lift. Small amounts of the filler may even smooth out textured skin on your hands, neck, arms, and knees.
Yes. Sculptra® Aesthetic was approved by the FDA in 2004 and is a safe and effective injectable treatment. It is always best to have an initial consultation with Dr. Ariel Ostad, to determine whether you are a candidate for the treatment or not.
While rare, there is also the potential for side effects or downtime. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising after the injection, which typically dissipates within one day.
Some patients may also experience discomfort and pain as a result of the swelling. A cold patch should be able to keep things under control. Moreover, itching may occur as your body processes the Sculptra® Aesthetic, but we advise you to not scratch the area. This way, you will not risk displacing the filler until it is completely absorbed.
The injections will take effect once the substance is absorbed into your system and starts producing collagen. Therefore, you may expect to see the first Sculptra® Aesthetic results in about four weeks.
After the treatment, you should refrain from going into direct sunlight for at least 24 hours, and remember that sunblock is your best friend here, as it helps to protect your skin. Your Sculptra® Aesthetic results will be gradual, and you should be able to see improvements with each passing month.
Sculptra® Aesthetic can be a great method to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Compared to other dermal fillers, this one has a lasting effect that you can enjoy for a longer time. Call us to schedule your appointment for Sculptra® Aesthetic so that Dr. Ostad can help determine which filler will help you achieve and enjoy a sculpted and more youthful look!
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