What are Sculptra Injections
ACTIVATE THE POWER OF YOUR OWN SKIN TO MINIMIZE FINE LINES AND WRINKLES.
Natural collagen is the most common protein in the body and the first line of defense against fine lines and wrinkles. Yet, as we age, our body produces less of it, and our skin responds by losing its youthful appearance. In fact, by the age of 45, you lose up to 25 percent of the collagen our bodies naturally produce.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a revolutionary collagen stimulator that activates the skin’s natural regenerative process to gradually and subtly restore facial volume.
What exactly is sculptra
Sculptra treatment is an FDA-approved injectible that helps gradually replace and stimulate collagen production for facial rejuvenation. It is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that helps restore the deep, underlying structure of your skin to diminish smile lines, wrinkles, and other facial folds. Sculptra is a substance that was long used in dissolvable surgical stitches. As the stitches faded, it would encourage collagen production in the skin and speed healing time.
What Is Sculptra used for?
Sculptra is used in the face for an overall “liquid facelift”, replenishing lost collagen, lost volume, and support. Because it is rebuilding collagen, the is an improvement seen in the texture of the skin. It is also used for acne scarring on the face. Sculptra is very versatile, it is great for wrinkles and crepy skin and commonly injected on the arms and legs, chest, and abdomen. It is also a popular product to build volume in the buttocks, better known as a non-surgical BBL (brazillian butt lift).
Is pain involved with Sculptra injections?
Sculptra is injected with either needles and/or cannulas. A topical anesthetic is applied prior to the injections. It is also mixed with lidocaine, so the pain or is minimal as the area continues to be injected.
Where does Sculptra get injected?
Like most dermal injections, the most common areas where Sculptra is injected is in the deep dermis on the face. Volume restoration helps minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and folds around the chin, cheeks, and temples.
How does Sculptra compare to plastic surgery?
Sculptra is not. Once you reach full correction, yearly treatments of 2 vials are recommended, so collagen production continues.
Who is not a good candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra treatment is best when administered to those with healthy immune systems. Sculptra should not be used by those who are allergic to any ingredient of Sculptra, including poly-L-lactic acid, carboxymethylcellulose, and nonpyrogenic mannitol.
Sculptra should not be injected while there is an infection or inflammation in the treatment area.
Sculptra should not be used if a patient has had or has risks for hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation. Tell your provider if you have an active skin infection or inflammation (i.e., cysts, pimples, rash or hives), or problems with hearing located close to the treatment site.
Patients who have coagulation defects or are using blood thinners or anticoagulants such as aspirin, warfarin, or Plavix may be at a greater risk of hematoma formation, bleeding or bruising at the injection site. NSAIDs may also increase the risk for bleeding/bruising.
How long do Sculptra injections last?
In a recent clinical study, people who had a treatment regimen of three injections over the course of three to four months saw gradual effects that lasted up to two years. (insert: and for some longer)The skin care professionals at Viso Juve can help determine the best treatment sessions needed for the results you seek.
Is Sculptra better than dermal fillers?
The answer to that depends upon what you’re trying to achieve. Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production via multiple injections instead of simply adding volume or fullness, it’s a more natural solution to the effects of the aging process. It takes time for Sculptra to take effect, so you should begin seeing results in 6 weeks.
What does Sculptra do to your face?
Collagen production in the body decreases as you get older and/or are exposed to the sun. Wrinkles are one of the first visible signs of this. Sculptra is injected into the deep layer of the skin where collagen naturally exists and is made. Sculptra works by the microparticles stimulate the replacement of lost collagen. Over the next few months, collagen production begins and the skin’s structure rebuilds. Better yet, you can resume normal activities immediately following a Sculptra aesthetic treatment.
How painful are Sculptra injections?
The injections are relatively painless, but some patients do report side effects such as swelling, redness, tenderness, and minimal bruising of the injection site. Most patients have very little lingering effects or injection site reactions.
What is the downside of Sculptra?
Several side effects, although rare to occur have been linked to Sculptra injectable treatment, including scarring, skin discoloration, nodules, lumps and granulomas.
How much does a syringe of Sculptra cost?
Sculptra is typically $900 per vial. Knowing you begin with two vials, then repeat two more vials in six weeks, the treatment is $3,600. A good rule of thumb to know how many vials you will need, is one vial for every decade of life you are, give or take one or two vials. There are many factors that affect the ability you have in rebuilding and repairing collagen. Examples include the amount of sun damage the skin has, how healthy someone eats, alcohol intake, sleep schedules, and one’s metabolism.