Sculptra is an injectable dermal facial filler that’s used to volumize areas of your face in order to create a softer, more natural and youthful appearance. It also builds your own collagen as it gradually dissipates.
Sculptra treatments diminish wrinkles, lines, and furrows that can form around the lips, eyes, mouth, neck, cheeks, and lips. Using Sculptra can give you a more revitalized appearance with results that can last up to two years or longer.
Sculptra works best in the following areas:
- Hollow chin area
- Hollow cheeks
- Hollow temples
- Softening and re-contouring boney cheekbones
- Redefining the jawline
- Melolabial and nasolabial folds (mouth to chin/nose to mouth)
- Some areas of the body
Benefits of Sculptra
Sculptra is considered a safe, biocompatible, synthetic material that’s often used to restore lost volume in certain areas of the face. Sculptra is the injectable variety of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a substance that’s been used for more than 30 years regarding absorbable sutures in addition to other medical applications. Since Sculptra is a biocompatible substance, pretesting for allergies isn’t necessary.
Once Sculptra gets injected into your skin, it boosts collagen production. In the end, more collagen is produced naturally and works to add volume in order to correct indentations, folds, and wrinkles. Also, because Sculptra is somewhat thick in substance, the effects of the plumping can last as long as two years, which is considerably longer than most dermal facial fillers.
Less Risk for Allergic Reaction
There is virtually no risk of experiencing an allergic reaction when using Sculptra, since its primary ingredient is synthesized from lactic acid that’s already present throughout your body. However, there is a very minimal risk of getting an allergic reaction to another aspect of a Sculptra treatment, including the cleanser that’s used to prepare the targeted area intended to be treated. If you have any specific concerns about allergy sensitivities, make sure to let us know.
Other Benefits of Sculptra
- Restores facial volume by reducing facial folds and wrinkles
- Stimulates your body’s own natural production of collagen
- No allergy testing required
- Provides as much as 80 percent improvement in targeted areas
- Ability to immediately resume your everyday activities
- Appearance changes are gradual and no one will visibly notice you had a procedure
How Long Do the Effects of Sculptra Last?
In many cases, the effects will last as long as two years for most people. However, one treatment per year is key for maintenance. Generally, it takes around 45-90 days overall following treatment in order to visually see the full results, which is because your body is continuing to produce collagen.
At Charleston Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of different injectable treatments including Sculptra, Juvederm, Restylane, Botox and Dysport – along with several others. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective for your individual needs. Contact Charleston Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thomas Funcik. We’ll help you get the results you want.