Sculptra is a biostimulatory aesthetic injectable that helps stimulate your own natural collagen production, smoothing out wrinkles and tightening your skin. The poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA) in Sculptra creates a supportive framework for your skin's inner structure. The result? A more youthful appearance that shows up about a month after treatment and can last up to two years. Sculptra gradually restores your skin foundation, giving you a natural and improved look of firmness and enhanced skin quality.
What To Expect
1. Consultation: Your journey begins with a consultation where your provider will listen to your concerns and formulate a plan based upon your unique anatomy, skin type, and goals.
2. Prep: Before the injection, your provider will cleanse the treatment area to ensure it's free from oils and makeup.
3. Injection: Your provider will use a fine needle or a cannula to inject Sculptra into the predetermined treatment areas. You may feel slight pressure or a pinching sensation during the injections, but the discomfort is generally minimal.
4. Post-Treatment Care: After the injections, you’ll need to massage the treated areas 5 times per day for 5 minutes for the next 5 days. You will also need to avoid certain activities, such as intense exercise, for the next 24 hours.
5. Gradual Results: The magic of Sculptra lies in its gradual approach. Some swelling may occur initially, but this is temporary. Over several weeks to months, you'll notice a progressive improvement in skin tightness and a reduction in wrinkles as your natural collagen production is stimulated.
6. Duration of Results: Results can last up to two years, making Sculptra a longer-lasting solution compared to some other dermal fillers.
7. Follow-up Sessions: Depending on your treatment plan, you may need multiple sessions. These are spaced out to allow the product to work and to ensure a natural-looking outcome.