As we get older, the consequences of aging wage war on our bodies, particularly visible in the folds and wrinkles on our faces. Folds burrow deep around the mouth, cheeks sink in and wrinkles appear where your face was once tight and youthful. As an alternative to Botox or dermal fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA approved treatment many are turning to that combats the effects of aging. The Mack Cosmetic Center, offers this treatment to its patients looking for a long-lasting solution to the wrinkles caused by aging.
Botox and fillers aren’t for everyone. Some may need a solution that can still work even if they don’t naturally have the facial structure or volume that fillers demand. If you are feeling discouraged about the way your face has aged, this may be the solution you have been searching for.
What Should You Expect From Sculptra?
Those who undergo our non-invasive treatments will benefit from a more natural alternative to improving the outer appearance of your skin. It will also provide a better foundation for the dermis, which supports and protects the skin. Other fillers are made up of Hyaluronic Acid and typically only treat a single area. And while they may provide results immediately, these results typically only last a few months.
A major advantage is how long the treatments last compared to other dermal fillers. Unlike other dermal fillers on the market, Sculptra is a permanent filler. By using a synthetic form of a chemical your body naturally produces, the treatment builds volume in your face while simultaneously getting rid of wrinkles. This is why the results last a lot longer. So, what is Sculptra exactly?
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that can reinforce skin structure and enhance the natural production of new collagen. It is a collagen stimulator praised for its ability to provide long-lasting results that are natural-looking in appearance. This treatment can be used to restore wrinkles in the face, such as smile lines and chin wrinkles, in addition to sunken cheeks and temples.
The solution used is made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which is a synthetic gel form of lactic acid. After exercise, your body naturally produces lactic acid. Approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in individuals living with HIV, it was FDA approved in 2014 to treat facial wrinkles and combat the effects of aging.
Who Is It for?
If you want to reverse the aging process, produce new collagen, and undo any hollowness in your face as a result of aging, you are a potential candidate. The treatment works on all skin types and is used by women as young as 25, although it is typically reserved for middle-aged women and men alike. All that’s required is a short consultation to see if the treatment will benefit you.
The treatment is both safe and effective so long as you are not allergic to any of its ingredients or have any pre-existing medical conditions that result in irregular scarring.
How the Treatment Works
As stated above, first you will have a consultation with one of our trained physicians. We will ask you to provide your medical history and any allergies (if any) that you have. During your consultation, we will discuss how many treatments you may need. Typically, three injection treatments are needed, and we will administer these over a period of about four months. If everything checks out, you will be scheduled to receive treatment.
The treatments are performed in-office and no surgery is required. During the first treatment, we will cleanse your skin and map out the injection sites. We will then apply small injections around the affected areas. Expect each treatment to last from 15 to 40 minutes. Local anesthetic can be requested.
After the Treatment
This is an out-patient procedure, meaning that you should be able to get back to your normal day-to-day routine immediately after the injections have been administered. If this is not the case, your doctor will inform you of any special precautions you may need to take.
In terms of the results, expect a period of four to six months (depending on factors such as aging and amount of volume lost). Your results should be fully visible after nine months.
How Long Will It Last?
Once all treatments are finished, expect your results to last two to three years. Unlike other fillers that give immediate results but don’t assist in the development of collagen stimulation or last a long time, Sculptra builds your facial structure naturally and lasts a lot longer – resulting in fewer treatments over time. Other dermal fillers are a purchase, Sculptra is an investment.
How Much Do I Need?
The general consensus is one vial for every decade of life lived: for example, three vials are typical for a 30-year-old patient. Of course, this also varies from case to case and cannot be verified until a consultation has taken place.
Get Long-Lasting Results Today
If you have been a victim of volume loss, wrinkles, and folds, we may have the solution to your problems. This non-invasive treatment is ideal for those who wish to achieve a fuller, youthful face. In addition to the physical appearance of healthy skin, the production of natural collagen from the treatments will reinforce volume and restore your skin’s structure.
Don’t let aged skin hinder you anymore. Contact us to begin the first step in your skin-restoration journey. If you are ready for long-lasting results you will love, schedule a consultation with The Mack Cosmetic Center today.