Sculptra: 5 Things You Should Know
Sculptra is one of the newest injectables designed to create a stunning, youthful appearance by stimulating collagen production. Although aging cannot be stopped, its effects can be slowed down with treatments such as Sculptra.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable used to stimulate collagen and improve facial volume and fullness. Since Sculptra is technically not a filler and uses your own body’s collagen to rejuvenate the face, it can create a more natural appearance than other fillers. If you’re considering getting a Sculptra injection, these are five important things about your treatment.
5 Things to Know Before Your Sculptra Treatment
1. Sculptra is Different from Other Fillers
While Sculptra is an injectable, it is technically not a filler. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to activate your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen production slows down as we age, resulting in duller skin and loss of skin elasticity.
2. Where to Use Sculptra
Sculptra should not be used around the eyes or directly on the lips, but it can be used to improve the appearance of smile lines going from the mouth to the corners of your nose. Because the skin around these areas is delicate, the chances of bumps forming are possible. Sculptra can also be used to smooth wrinkles around the mouth, chin, and forehead.
3. Long-Lasting Results
Results from Sculptra can last up to two years for some patients, which is a considerably longer amount of time than more traditional fillers. This means less time you have to spend in a doctor’s office and more time to enjoy your beautiful results!
4. Minimally Invasive Procedure
The benefit of a minimally invasive procedure is the short amount of recovery and downtime. Although you may have some initial swelling, redness, and bruising around the injection site, this quickly goes away and will not prevent you from continuing with your regular activities after your procedure.
5. Results Take Time
One thing you should be aware of is that, unlike fillers, results will not be immediate. Your body needs time to build up collagen after your Sculptra injection so it will take a few sessions over the course of a couple of months.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re looking to restore your natural beauty by adding more fullness to your face, consider a Sculptra injection at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, MN. Schedule a consultation online or call our office at 651-739-1100.