Address Underlying Causes of Facial Aging With Sculptra
Sculptra is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable designed to treat shallow to deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), contour defects, and other wrinkles. At Tru-Skin Dermatology, our team treats patients using Sculptra to target the source of facial aging rather than attempt to alleviate the symptoms. Also known as the liquid facelift, Sculptra works by filling in and tightening wrinkles and lines by stimulating your skin to produce additional collagen and tissue. The result is fuller, more youthful appearance that you’ll love! Learn more about Sculptra and how it may be right for you. When you’re ready, contact our Central Texas cosmetic dermatology office to schedule your appointment and consultation.
The Sculptra Procedure
During the Sculptra procedure, our expert team will numb the face with a topical ointment to make the process more comfortable. Then, we apply a series of injections in the area. The poly-L-lactic (PLLA) acid is a synthetic acid that is already naturally produced in your muscles during exercise. Over time, the solution will help your body reproduce collagen. We adapt the number of appointments and injections that you need and how much collagen has been naturally lost. Sculptra is safe and effective and has been used in plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 20 years. Side effects of Sculptra are very minimal, if at all. Some patients will experience redness and short-term swelling after the procedure.
Where Do We Use Sculptra?
Certain areas of the face such as between the mouth and nose, temples, and cheeks respond well to Sculptra. It provides volume to the cheekbones, chin folds, and jawline.
We can also use Sculptra to smooth lines of the neck, lift and volumize the buttocks, and minimize wrinkles in the elbows and knees.
Benefits of Sculptra
There are many reasons why we recommend Sculptra to our clients.
The majority of patients have three Sculptra injections over the course of several weeks. Injections are made in various directions to generate a mesh-like pattern beneath the skin. This implies that once the filler is in place, it provides complete coverage and can act as a foundation for the growth of collagen.
Because collagen formation takes time, the benefits in the face may take several months to appear completely. The gradual onset of results, on the other hand, provides patients with results that appear more natural and less over-filled. You’ll never appear as if you “got work done” in a single day.
This filler delivers benefits that last considerably longer than most other injectables since it essentially rebuilds the underlying architecture of the face by creating collagen. The majority of patients are delighted with their outcomes for at least two years. Even if you decide not to have the treatment again, the additional collagen made by that one fluid facelift will help you slow down the aging process.
This filler requires a series of treatments, each of which may be completed in under an hour with no downtime. Many patients make their appointments during their lunch break.
You won’t have to come back for maintenance treatments or top-ups after the initial round of injections since you’ll be good to go for two years. You’ll never need to think about this filler again or schedule multiple follow-up appointments to maintain your youthful results.
No Worries About Allergies
Many other fillers in the industry are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain moisture and stay moisturized. Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a chemical found in dissolvable sutures, is present in Sculptra.
Because Poly-L-Lactic Acid is a synthetic dermal filler, there is no risk of an adverse reaction and no need for allergy testing. Poly-L-Lactic acid naturally dissipates from the body once it has completed its role of accelerating collagen production.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin? Contact our team today to schedule your consultation for Sculptra injection therapy.