Facial wrinkles and folds are often the result of natural collagen loss that happens with age. At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging, we offer Sculptra to target aging at its source, stimulating the body’s own collagen production for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler, but unlike other formulas, the results are not instant. Instead, Sculptra utilizes a synthetic bio-activator called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This triggers the body into producing more collagen which gives the skin its strong, youthful framework. Over time, wrinkles will begin to improve, and some youthful volume will be restored.
Candidates for Sculptra are those who experience a loss of collagen production with age, resulting in volume loss, flattened facial features, and wrinkles and folds in the lower face. Sculptra offers a nonsurgical solution to these signs of aging that are not severe enough to require a surgical procedure like the facelift. Candidates should not choose Sculptra if they want to see results right before an upcoming event, as Sculptra can take a few weeks to begin showing results. However, those who want to restore volume loss slowly and subtly can benefit from the natural-looking results of Sculptra.
Sculptra is nonsurgical, but patients can expect a slight pinch with each injection. Topical numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment if patients are worried about discomfort. Adley DaSilva will then map out where Sculptra will be placed. He will inject a small amount of the formula in the target area, either to fill out the cheeks, jawline, or smooth out lines around the nose, mouth, and chin. This process can take about 15 minutes to complete.
There is no required downtime after treatment with Sculptra, however, patients can expect some swelling, redness, and itching at the injection sites. Sculptra will not work instantly like some other fillers, but over the next several weeks, patients should begin to notice improved volume as their collagen production increases, smoothing out lines and wrinkles. While one treatment session can be enough for mild concerns, we recommend several sessions for optimal volume restoration. The results of your treatment with Sculptra can last for over two years before a touch-up session is needed.
To ensure the best results from your treatment, always choose a professional injector like Adley DaSilva. Adley understands where Sculptra needs to be placed in order to achieve the results you’re hoping for. To get started with Sculptra, contact Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging today.