How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
Sculptra Aesthetic isn’t your average dermal filler. Rather, its success is based on injecting a biocompatible ingredient that stimulates biological processes in the skin, like producing new collagen. Research shows that it stimulates low-level, controlled inflammation in the deeper layers of skin, which spurs new collagen production for up to 24 months. That new collagen firms the skin, creating volume rejuvenation, increased skin thickness, and an overall improvement in texture.
Although Sculptra Aesthetic isn’t ideal for superficial lines, it can improve deep facial wrinkles in certain areas of the face, such as the nasolabial folds. That’s because the nasolabial folds, also known as marionette lines or smile lines, result from a combination of fat loss in the cheek and gravity pulling the skin downward as collagen production diminishes and skin loses elasticity with age. Instead of placing Sculptra injections directly into those folds, which can look unnatural, it’s placed in the cheeks. This subtly lifts the skin as it volumizes, smoothing the appearance of smile lines.
A Sculptra butt lift entails a series of injections in the buttocks. Along with adding volume, it can smooth out irregularities in the skin and firm the skin, making the backside look perkier. For cellulite, Sculptra is best used as a complement to other procedures.
What can you expect after a Sculptra Aesthetic treatment?
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment. It’s common to see a temporary plumping effect right away, and additional volume around the injection site may linger for several days before fading.
You’ll also probably experience some swelling and bruising in the same area. If you receive Sculptra facial injections, you should be able to cover any bruising with makeup.
When will you see Sculptra Aesthetic results?
You’ll begin to see the longer-lasting results from boosted collagen production about three months after the initial series of treatments and maximum results between four and six months after the first treatment session. Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production, rather than just injecting filler, your skin can glow with the results for up to 2 years.
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