While injectable treatments can be an effective, safe way to combat the signs of aging, some patients are hesitant to undergo them because of the routine doctor’s visit they require. If you’re interested in an injectable treatment that can correct many of the signs of aging and also give you long-term, sustained results, you may want to consider Sculptra®.
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What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® isn’t your average injectable treatment; FDA-approved in 2009, it works by gradually restoring collagen in the skin to fill in shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds over time. While 2-3 treatments are usually required to get the best results, the results of these injections typically last more than two years.
How Does it Work?
Sculptra® works by replacing lost collagen over a series of three treatments. Unlike many other injectable treatments, Sculptra® is not formulated with hyaluronic acid; instead, it is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).
During treatment, PLLA is injected into the deep dermis and then gently massaged into the skin. This extra step ensures that the PLLA solution is evenly distributed within the dermis, so the results of the treatment are smooth and natural-looking.
Shortly after treatment, the dermis swells at the site of injection, temporarily pushing up and smoothing the skin. This can make it look like your fine lines and wrinkles have already been cured, but this swelling usually recedes within a few days. During this time, the microparticles of PLLA begin to replace the collagen that has been lost in the deep dermis and work to reinforce the overall structure of the skin. A sturdy collagen framework is built and reinforced in the time between subsequent injections. Once patients have completed their third and final treatment, most experience results that last over two years.
What Does Sculptra® Treat?
Sculptra® can be used to treat many of the signs of aging that appear on the face, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
In addition to correcting these particular types of wrinkles and fine lines, Sculptra® adds a luminous, healthy glow to the skin, making you look more refreshed, invigorated, and youthful.
How Long will it Take to see Results?
Typically, Sculptra® treatments are administered in a series of three injection sessions spaced 6-10 weeks apart from one another. The combined results of these injections can be gradually seen over time, with full results becoming visible between 45-90 days after treatment.