Are you looking for a treatment that will not only last for months but years? Problems with the gradual changes undergone with your face- the wrinkles, fine lines, and the sagging of your skin? Well, there’s good news: there are lots of procedures that can be tried that can restore the youthful glow of your skin! One of the famous treatments is Sculptra!
Sculptra is an injectable treatment made up of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic form of lactic acid that increasingly stimulates your body’s collagen production and, as a result, the youthful-looking facial of your skin will regain!
Want to know more about Sculptra? Read more on this article!
What is Sculptra?
Collagen is a natural substance called fibroblasts. It restores damaged skin and reduces skin laxity. Thus, as we age, the production of collagen decreases by about 1% per year after we turn 18. As this continues to happen, the elasticity of your skin will lose, resulting in saggy cheeks and chin. Hence, by Sculptra injection, the problems with your skin can be restored and be back to their youthful glow.
Sculptra is a unique injectable implant that contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microparticles. For treatment, it is injected into the deep dermis using a grid pattern or cross-hatching technique. Over time, the poly-L-lactic acid is replaced by your body’s new collagen, restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Is Sculptra Safe?
In the year 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sculptra for restoration following lipoatrophy for people with HIV.
In 2009, Sculptra Aesthetic was permitted by FDA for treating deep facial wrinkles and folds for people with healthy immune systems. These approvals speak to the safety and effectiveness of the product for face sculpting in most people. Sculptra cannot cause harm or damage to the skin since the formula is fully biocompatible and completely biodegradable. It doesn’t contain any animal products or human DNA.
Moreover, Allergy testing is not required since there is no worry about allergic reactions because the substance is synthetic.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra will be injected into the skin to lessen or remove the facial wrinkles and fine lines. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which acts as a collagen-stimulating, helping your skin to restore a smoother and youthful look gradually.
Your dermatologist will discuss with you to assess the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best result. The number of treatment sessions needed is based on how much collagen you’ve lost. Hence, the average regimen consists of three injections spread out over three or four months.
What benefits can you get in Sculptra?
Sculptra can be used to improve your complexion and skin conditions in multiple areas of your body. You can achieve and enjoy tighter skin and rejuvenating benefits on your face, neck, or hands. If the skin on your face and body has lost its texture and elasticity due to age and lifestyle, it can also be revived with injectable treatment.
Moreover, the skin on the face, neck, and chest can be refreshed to give you a more youthful look. Sagging of the skin on the body after a weight loss or pregnancy can also be improved and renewed. Sculptra treatment can make your lips look more sinuous and desirable. Your face and neck can be lifted, greatly similar to a face or neck lift surgery. Also, it can also relieve sunken cheeks or temples.
Below are other benefits of Sculptra;
- It restores facial volume by reducing facial folds and wrinkles
- It can stimulate your body’s own natural production of collagen
- Proven safe and effective
- Can deliver as much as 80 percent improvement in directed areas
- Very convenient treatment. Right after the treatment, you can instantly go back to your daily activities
- Your look changes gradually and slowly that no one will notice that you undergo the procedure
How long does Sculptra Last?
About six to twelve weeks after your first session, your skin’s collagen production will make a noticeable impact on your skin. This improvement will continue for four to six months, at which point your results should reach their peak.
In many cases, Sculptra results can last for more than 2 years. In clinical studies, after almost 25 months of treatment, 80% of respondents were still contented with their skin’s appearance. Continuous treatment will make you notice that the elasticity of your skin gradually becomes more youthful in texture over time. If you have a great skincare routine, the results can last even more.
Moreover, based on the findings of multiple clinical trials, including the Vega study and the Blue Pacific study, among others, the period of effect of Sculptra was found out to last up to 24 months or 2 years, with improved skin thickness and high patient fulfillment. Furthermore, in one case study of a 45-year-old patient, the correction of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy through Sculptra treatment was maintained for two years and seven months.
The length of effect of Sculptra was scrutinized further in a 2015 study that discovered The duration of the impact of Sculptra by the use of 3-D imaging to quantitatively measure midface extent modifications in 15 patients over a one-year period. They found out that treatment starts to take effect as early as 3 months following the last shot and that these results are maintained over a year later.
Various years of studies and extensive clinical use have validated Sculptra’s safety, and efficacy as a dermal filler has proven its place in the aesthetic doctor’s collection of injectable soft tissue fillers.
It is greatly evident that the duration of Sculptra’s effect can last longer. So, it’s a must that even after the treatment, you still needed to practice healthy and great skincare.
Ready to schedule you’re Treatment?
Well, it requires an expert, practiced, and knowledgeable practitioner to administer the injections. This is the only way you can guarantee getting the long-term natural-looking results of this kind of treatment. At Vyla Aesthetics, our main goal is to revitalize and regain your youthful appearance. What are you waiting for? We offer free consultations! Contact us today!