Certain factors, including age and weight fluctuations, can contribute to facial volume loss, wrinkles, and creases. Sculptra fillers can fight signs of aging and restore volume and plumpness to the skin with lasting results.
Contact Novo Aesthetics Medical Spa in Ridgefield, CT, today to schedule your Sculptra appointment.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler. It is effective at treating wrinkles and creases to produce a more youthful appearance in multiple problem areas, including the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
This filler is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material that adds volume to areas that need it while stimulating collagen production within the dermis.
Collagen is a protein the body naturally creates. It serves many purposes, including tightening and strengthening the skin. As you age, collagen production slows, which often results in changes to the skin.
Many other dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is another substance the body produces. However, over time, the body absorbs hyaluronic acid fillers. Because Sculptra encourages the production of collagen, the results last much longer.
Sculptra is a unique and exciting product. It can help breathe new life into your skin, allowing you to achieve your aesthetic goals and fall in love with your skin once again.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is injected into the deep dermal layer of your skin. Like traditional fillers, it provides immediate volume where injected, helping reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases in the skin. However, the real work begins days after the injections.
The PLLA microparticles work within the deep dermis to induce collagen production. Collagen provides structural support for the skin, and increased collagen gradually restores a smoother, fuller appearance.
Because of the special way Sculptra works within the skin, you can expect to enjoy your results for much longer than you would for regular dermal fillers.
What to Expect During Your Sculptra Treatment
The first step is discussing your areas of concern and desired results. Once we agree on which target areas would benefit from Sculptra, we can begin the treatment.
We start by thoroughly cleansing the treatment site and applying a topical numbing cream. Additionally, we prepare the solution with lidocaine. Numbing the area allows you to feel relaxed throughout the treatment and experience minimal discomfort.
We will carefully and precisely inject the product into the treatment areas. Sculptra treatment usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Once we’ve completed your injections, we can provide recommendations to help the product settle and give you maximum results.
Advantages of Sculptra Filler
Many patients prefer Sculptra fillers, as they offer advantages that other products don’t. Some of the most significant benefits of PLLA fillers include:
- Fast, minimally invasive treatment
- Non-surgical procedure
- Reduction in signs of aging
- Increased collagen production
- Natural-looking, long-lasting results
Learn how Sculptra can help you achieve a more rejuvenated appearance — schedule an appointment today.
Sculptra: Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we’ve answered some of the questions our patients regularly ask regarding Sculptra. If you still have additional concerns, we’d be happy to address them before your treatment.
Is There Downtime After Getting Sculptra Injections?
One of the biggest benefits of Sculptra is that there is no downtime after treatment. Most patients can return to work and normal daily activities right after treatment is complete. However, we typically recommend avoiding exercise and other strenuous activities for 24 hours after your appointment.
Should I Do Anything Before My Sculptra Appointment?
To help minimize discomfort and promote great results, we usually ask that you avoid the following for at least seven days before your appointment:
- Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen
- Omega-3 products, like fish oil and flaxseed oil
- Vitamin E supplements
Aside from these recommendations, you can do everything you normally would before your Sculptra injections.
When Can I Expect to See Results After My Treatment?
You may not see immediate, dramatic results like those promised by some other aesthetic procedures. Instead, the results of Sculptra injections will appear gradual and natural. Do not be concerned if you don’t see a significant difference right away.
In the days after your appointment, you’ll gradually begin to see positive changes as the product starts working. You’ll experience final results after your treatments are complete.
How Long Do Results from Sculptra Last?
You can enjoy your results much longer with Sculptra than you would expect with other fillers. Results often last up to two years.
How Many Sculptra Treatments Will I Need?
Patients typically require more than one Sculptra treatment to attain the best results. On average, we recommend a series of three treatments over the course of a few months. The number of injections during each treatment varies based on your needs and desired outcome.
Is Sculptra Right for Me?
Sculptra can benefit many patients with diverse skin tones and types. We often recommend PLLA fillers for patients in generally good health who are experiencing facial volume loss and visible signs of aging. If you’re looking for a filler product that provides natural, gradual, lasting results, Sculptra may be right for you.
We can examine your areas of concern and discuss your wants and needs to determine whether this is the right product to give you the results you seek.
Renewed, Rejuvenated Skin Is Possible — Schedule Your Sculptra Appointment Today
If you’re looking to give yourself the gift of a youthful glow, Sculptra filler may be the product for you. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Novo Aesthetics Medical Spa in Ridgefield, CT, today.