Sculptra® utilizes a powerful substance known as polylactic acid to treat a variety of cosmetic issues ranging from fine lines to sunken cheeks. This “liquid facelift” was first approved by the FDA in 2004, and it quickly became one of the most popular injectable treatments. In addition to immediately improving your appearance, you might be able to enjoy the results for two years with the proper aftercare.
A Look at Sculptra® Injections
Unlike many other facial fillers, Sculptra® only contains a single biocompatible substance. That means infections and other adverse side effects are extremely rare. Polylactic acid has been used for many years to treat a cosmetic condition known as lipoatrophy. Also called facial wasting, this issue takes place when your body metabolizes the fat that is just below your skin. While it might sound appealing to lose fat, you actually need that tissue to keep your skin firm and toned.
What Can Be Treated?
These injections instantly add volume to your skin and create a smooth appearance. Most patients have these injections carried out to erase wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. Sculptra® is particularly effective at diminishing the appearance of deeper facial folds. This injectable is also an ideal option for patients who are unhappy with how they look because of hollow or sunken areas.
You will immediately be able to head back to almost all of your regular daily activities following your treatment, but we suggest limiting sun exposure for a set amount of time. Our team can also give you comprehensive instructions on how to care for your skin after your appointment.
Patients typically notice immediate changes to their appearance, but your results should continue to improve in the coming weeks. As your body floods the area with collagen, elastin, and other nutrients, many of your age-related blemishes will begin to fade away.
The Ideal Sculptra® Candidate
Sculptra® is a non-surgical treatment because it requires no incisions, sutures, or anesthetics. It is perfect for those who aren’t ready for a facelift or any other cosmetic surgeries that take weeks to recover from.