Sculptra stimulates collagen growth to achieve long-lasting results, surpassing most dermal fillers’ longevity. Once ideal results are obtained, they can last up to two years, requiring only occasional touch-up sessions.
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a safe synthetic material used in absorbable sutures for 30 years. House of Aesthetix can guide you on an injectable treatment plan that works for your unique needs and goals.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler that stimulates your body to produce its own natural collagen. It is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially in the cheeks, temples, and chin. It also works well to add volume where fat has resorbed, such as the cheeks and the under-chin. This is an excellent alternative to more invasive dermal filler options, such as a face lift.
As you get older, your skin loses its natural collagen, and this is what leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. While there are many creams and nutritional supplements that claim to restore lost collagen, Sculptra is an injectable that gives your body the kickstart it needs to begin producing natural collagen again. Unlike hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Sculptra is made of a long-lasting synthetic material that is gradually absorbed into the body, making it an excellent choice for patients who want natural results that last longer than other filler options.
Another area where Sculptra is an excellent option is to correct a sunken cheek or jawline, which can give the impression of a double chin. It is also a great choice to fill in the nasolabial folds (the smile lines that run from your nose to the corner of your mouth).
The results from Sculptra are gradual, and you will need to undergo a series of injection sessions, usually three, to see optimal cosmetic results. You will begin to see the results from your first session within six weeks, and the continued production of new collagen will continue for up to a year after treatment.
Although Sculptra is an excellent choice for treating hollow areas in the face, it is not appropriate for use in delicate areas of the skin, such as around the eyes and lips. The best candidates for Sculptra are men and women who are in good overall health and have noticeable facial volume loss.
During your Sculptra treatment, will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, which significantly reduces any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. She will then inject Sculptra into the treated area, and her patients typically report minimal, if any, discomfort.
As with any injectable-type treatment, Sculptra works gradually over time to produce results. This is accomplished by injecting a small amount of poly-L-lactic acid into the dermis. The body immediately reacts to this by forming an inflammatory response, which causes the Sculptra particles to be broken down and metabolized into water and carbon dioxide. Then, over time the skin becomes more robust and thickened as new collagen is produced. This process can take a few days to fully kick in, and during this time you might experience some swelling. This is nothing to worry about as it is a normal reaction that will subside within three to four days.
When you arrive for your Sculptra appointment, we will first map the injection sites on your face and cleanse the area. Then, we will numb the area if needed with a topical anesthetic and then use a thin needle to insert the Sculptra. Then, we will massage the site to ensure that the product is distributed evenly. Some patients require several Sculptra treatments, but most will achieve the desired results after just one session.
The most important thing to remember is that Sculptra is not a filler, but instead stimulates your own natural collagen production. This is what gives Sculptra its long-lasting and natural-looking results. You will still need to perform facial exercises and keep the skin hydrated, but you won’t have to come in for regular touch-ups as you would with traditional fillers.
Sagging and loose skin aren’t dangerous or harmful to your health, but they can be aesthetically displeasing. If you’re tired of sagging skin and want to look younger, Sculptra may be the perfect solution for you.
During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and discuss your goals in order to find the best treatment plan for you. We will also go over your medical history to make sure that Sculptra is safe for you. If you are interested in Sculptra, contact us to schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you! Our number is 713-529-2222.
The average Sculptra treatment session lasts under 60 minutes. Using a fine-gauge needle, the dermal filler is expertly injected into the desired area of concern. The injections are relatively painless, and feel similar to a pinching sensation. A topical numbing agent is typically applied prior to your injections, which reduces any discomfort that may occur during the procedure. Ice packs can also be used to aid the initial swelling and comfort, if needed.
Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. As we age, our collagen levels decrease. Sculptra replenishes those levels, giving the face structure and fullness that is lost due to aging or sun damage. This gives a more youthful appearance, smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the mouth and chin.
Most patients require multiple Sculptra treatments to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions required is based on your unique needs and the severity of your skin concerns. Once the desired cosmetic effects are achieved, Sculptra can help your results last for up to two years, even after the initial series of treatments has been completed.
Once your Sculptra treatments are complete, it is important to maintain the effects by scheduling regular maintenance sessions. By maintaining a consistent regimen, you can keep your rejuvenating effects looking fresh and natural for longer than most other dermal fillers.
Besides treating the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes, mouth and chin, Sculptra can also be used to add volume to the cheeks or temples to enhance facial balance. This can help give the face a more energetic and vibrant look, which can be particularly helpful for people who have suffered from significant facial drooping due to a disease or injury.
Sculptra is also popular for tightening the skin, improving the overall tone and texture on the elbows, knees, chest and neck. This is especially helpful for women who have undergone a mastectomy or have stretch marks on the breasts or arms from pregnancy or weight loss. Sculptra can also create a more defined and muscular appearance to the biceps, triceps and pectorals to improve muscle definition.
Sculptra is most commonly used on the face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, it can also be used on other parts of the body. For example, uses Sculptra to treat stretch marks on the arms and abdomen of his male patients. The results are beautiful and natural-looking, he says. “They’re not like implants, which tend to harden over time and can look very unnatural,” he adds.
Unlike some other injectables, Sculptra contains a lidocaine substance that makes the procedure more comfortable for patients. It works by blocking pain signals at the skin’s surface. During the treatment, patients may experience slight swelling and bruising, but this will subside after 24 hours. After the injections, patients can apply a cold pack to the area for comfort. Some doctors recommend massaging the treatment site continuously for up to five days after the injections to promote healing and ensure optimal cosmetic results.
In addition to smoothing out cheek wrinkles, Sculptra can also be used on the temples and under eyes. It can even be injected into the chin to address smile lines. Sculptra can also be used to address nasolabial folds, which are the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. This filler stimulates collagen production, which can smooth the line and give a more youthful appearance.
Another off-label use of Sculptra is to correct hip dips. These indentations on the outer thighs can make women feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially when wearing short dresses or skirts. Sculptra can help create a rounder hip shape and a more hourglass figure. The dermal filler stimulates collagen growth to fill in the hollow areas, giving a more feminine silhouette.
Patients with hip dips can achieve a fuller appearance with Sculptra, although they may need multiple sessions and several vials to get the desired results. Before a Sculptra treatment, it’s important to wash the face thoroughly and avoid facial peels or laser procedures and excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before your appointment. It’s also recommended that you apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment site before your appointment, and take oral arnica in case of any discomfort or swelling.