Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
Loss of volume happens during the natural aging process, especially in the middle of the face as the cheeks tend to become hollow and flat. Our providers can inject Sculptra Aesthetic, a poly-L-lactic acid injectable dermal filler that allows for longer-lasting and deeper volume in the apples of the cheeks. In addition to enhancing the fullness of the mid-face, Sculptra can reduce the look of fine-to-deep wrinkles and lines. It is known to work well with the nasolabial folds (sometimes called laugh or smile lines) that start at the outside of the nose down to the outer corners of the lips. With a unique gel formula approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sculptra increases the natural collagen production in your skin, so even after you stop getting injections, your complexion should be stronger compared to before your Sculptra treatments. Schedule an appointment at SkinMD in Hurst and Weatherford, TX to hear about the advantages of this aesthetic treatment.
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Sculptra Procedure Technique
Sculptra Aesthetic is ideal for anyone who wants to boost fullness in their mid-face without surgical implants. Candidates may have been born with thin cheeks, whereas other patients have lost volume with age. Sculptra dermal filler may also help to treat fine-to-severe facial wrinkles and lines, such as the nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. Since Sculptra's formula works to boost the natural production of collagen in the skin, most Sculptra patients will see an improvement in the appearance and overall health of their complexion.
See Yourself With Less Lines
Following your consult to determine your custom plan for treatment, you can receive your injections in our minor procedure room. Your injector may use a local anesthetic or numbing cream after cleaning and marking the areas to be injected. As soon as you are prepared, Sculptra will then be injected into the deeper skin layers at the chosen sites. For longer-lasting results, our injectors usually suggest a series of four treatments that are done three weeks apart.
What to Expect with Sculptra®
Following your treatment, you may experience mild-to-moderate swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the sites of injections that should heal on its own in 3 – 5 days. To speed healing, you may apply a cold compress to the treated areas. You should limit UV exposure after your injection and always use sunscreen. Many patients will see improvements soon after their Sculptra treatment with full results developing after 3 – 5 months, when the increased collagen production fills it out and improves the health of the complexion. If Sculptra is performed in a series over 3 – 4 months, your results may be visible for as long as two years.
Sculptra Ideal Candidates
How does the Sculptra injections work?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid hydration stimulator, which is employed inside the section of skin that will help stimulate the creation of collagen. Additionally, it can help restore the skin’s internal structure and quantity over the years as more hydration is formed. The polished strands of hydration can efficiently bloated and fill out facial wrinkles and folds for up to two years.
Are Sculptra shots safe?
Accepted by the FDA, Sculptra has a lengthy history of security globally since 1999. Though negative effects are infrequent, they could consist of small amounts of discomfort, swelling, or redness. Sometimes, lumps might become noticeable if pressure is placed on the stained area. Call either of our offices at SkinMD should you notice any strange or lasting negative side effects.
What's the ideal age for Sculptra injections?
Sculptra is great for people that are trying to soften and lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. It may especially be used on lines around the mouth, and deep lines between the mouth and nose. The most typical age to get Sculptra is between ages 30 – 55; nonetheless, it's also normal for patients that are older and younger than this to get injections.
Improve the smoothness and volume of your complexion with minimally invasive Sculptra dermal filler treatments at SkinMD in Hurst and Weatherford, TX. Our team of experienced injectors will decide if Sculptra is best for your concerns and needs at your initial consultation before developing your unique plan for treatment. Contact SkinMD to make your appointment for Sculptra injections or other services.