Many people struggle to accept the physical changes their bodies undergo with age. But at Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL, we can help you take charge of the aging process.
Our Sculptra Aesthetic injections will combat common signs of aging around your face. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this injectable treatment, including where it’s used and who it’s right for.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra (also known as Sculptra Aesthetic) is an FDA-approved dermal filler meant to treat the appearance of wrinkles around your nose, chin, and mouth.
What makes Sculptra unique is its ability to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. So instead of just filling in empty space, Sculptra actually helps your body repair itself.
How Do Sculptra Injections Work?
Unlike most dermal fillers, Sculptra does not use hyaluronic acid to restore volume and vitality to your facial features. Instead, Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microspheres to achieve more meaningful and long-lasting results.
PLLA microspheres are biocompatible and biodegradable polymers that stimulate collagen production in the dermis as they dissolve in your body. This deep level of collagen stimulation helps provide skin rejuvenation from within.
When Sculptra is injected below the skin, the PLLA microspheres immediately begin to fill in the empty space left behind from collagen loss over the years. This provides mild results at first, but the real effects are seen as the microspheres break down.
What Can Sculptra Aesthetic Treat?
Sculptra injections can help restore a smoother and more youthful appearance by reducing the following common concerns:
Horizontal chin wrinkles or chin dimpling may appear as you get older. Sculptra can smooth out these bothersome wrinkles and creases to give your chin better definition and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Marionette lines are the short vertical lines that frame your mouth and resemble the lines at the corners of a marionette’s mouth. We can strategically inject Sculptra directly into marionette lines to diminish their appearance and restore a smoother and younger-looking appearance.
Nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines) are the deep lines that extend from the outside of your nose down to the corners of your mouth. These can appear on their own or in conjunction with marionette lines.
Most people prefer the way their face looks without these distracting lines. Sculptra Aesthetic can make that possible.
Is Sculptra Safe?
Sculptra has been in use with approval from the FDA since 2004. Additionally, Sculptra has undergone extensive clinical testing to support its claims. You can rest easy knowing your safety is our number one priority; we never offer any injectables that are experimental or unfounded.
What Is Sculptra Treatment Like?
Sculptra treatment is straightforward and swift. After mapping out the best injection points, we clean the area and make a series of strategic injections to place the microspheres.
The Sculptra solution contains a small amount of lidocaine to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
For most people, a Sculptra treatment plan consists of three treatment sessions spaced out over the course of a few months. But we will determine what course of action is right for you when you come in for a consultation.
What to Expect After Treatment
After your Sculptra injections, you can go about your normal day and get back to your regular activities immediately. The results of Sculptra will not be immediately apparent, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t notice any changes the day after your session.
Replenishing your collagen supply is a gradual process that doesn’t provide overnight results. Instead, results will start to appear two to six weeks after treatment and continue to improve for six months.
You should stay hydrated and drink lots of water in the days following treatment to help promote collagen stimulation.
How Long Do Sculptra Injections Last?
Once your desired results are achieved, you can expect the results of Sculptra injections to last for about two years. For some people, the results last as long as five years, but an occasional touch-up is the best way to prolong your youthful changes.
This is a huge advantage over other dermal fillers that only last for a few months before needing a touch-up. As such, Sculptra can save you a significant amount of time, money, and office visits.
Is Sculptra Aesthetic Right for Me?
Sculptra Aesthetic is suitable for most adults with mild to moderate signs of aging that they wish to minimize. With that being said, treatment might not be right for you if you:
- Are not in good overall health
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are allergic to any of Sculptra’s ingredients
- Have a history of keloid formation
- Have a history of hypertrophic scarring
Additionally, we cannot provide treatment if you have a sore, pimple, rash, or skin infection at the injection site. However, once your skin clears up, we can move forward with treatment.
It’s important that you provide accurate and honest information during your consultation so we can provide you with the best possible care.
Experience Smoother Skin with Sculptra Aesthetic
Nobody loves to see fine lines and wrinkles emerge, but you shouldn’t give in to the thought that you’re stuck with them forever. Sculptra injections at Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL, can help you unlock smoother, firmer skin in just a few treatment sessions.
Even if Sculptra injections are not right for you, we will find a treatment to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
If you’re ready to experience smoother skin, call us to schedule your one-on-one consultation.