Of all the signs of aging that appear on the body as we get older, the ones on the face are often the first to arrive, and they are the most visible. A loss of fullness is experienced in some parts of the face, as collagen and elastin are lost. The healthy glow that you always noticed about your skin is suddenly gone. These may be a natural part of aging, but that does not mean you can’t do anything about them. With Sculptra®, you can boost your skin’s collagen production to reduce the signs of aging and restore your youthful glow.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a synthetic injectable that contains poly-L-lactic acid – a synthetic substance that promotes the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is the body’s natural foundation that gives your skin fullness and a healthy tone. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used in the medical industry for several years, in the form of dissolvable stitches that are safely absorbed after surgical procedures.
What Can I Expect from Sculptra® Treatments?
Sculptra® treatments do not typically bring immediate results. Generally, sessions are spread out over a period of several months, and you can expect an average of three treatments. Gradually, you’ll notice subtle changes in treated areas, enhancing your skin to restore natural smoothness, softness, and tone.
Once treatment has been completed, you can expect to see your results for up to two years. It’s important to remember that Sculptra’s® main purpose is to boost your own body’s production of collagen over time, rather than introducing an artificial substance that produces temporary fullness. Sculptra® retrains your skin to maintain health and vitality.
What Areas are Treated with Sculptra®?
Sculptra® injections are most commonly used for wrinkles in your chin, lines around your mouth, and nasolabial folds around your nose. You’ll see a gradual reduction in the appearance of lines on your face, providing you with a more youthful appearance. With an increase in collagen production, your skin will look and feel healthier as well.
Is Sculptra® Right for Me?
Sculptra® could be the answer for you if you want subtle results that will gradually soften the appearance of lines on your face. Fast results cannot be achieved with this treatment. Generally, Sculptra® is safe for those who are in good health, don’t have any underlying conditions, and do not have any contraindicating skin conditions. If you are prone to infection or have a rash, Sculptra® may not be appropriate. It will be determined during your consultation whether this treatment is right for you.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to start combatting the signs of aging on your face, Southeastern Dermatology can help. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatment options. Our medical team, led by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for your needs. Contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule your consultation or stop by our Lumberton office to learn more.