Over the years we gradually lose the collagen and elastin in our skin. By the time we are 40 it can be very noticeable, even if we have done all the right things like avoiding the sun, always wearing sunscreen and so on. It is just a part of the natural aging process, we lose bone, muscle and fat year after year. These changes might leave you feeling a little disappointed with the way gravity has taken a toll on your once youthful, tight, and wrinkle-free face.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there. We also lose collagen in our decollete as well. But fortunately, Sculptra can improve both areas by stimulating your own collagen to renew volume in aging skin for two years or longer.
You are likely familiar with the effects of Botox and Dermal Fillers when it comes to producing a natural looking solution for wrinkles, but sometimes they just aren’t enough. Whether it’s a result of aging or significant weight loss, there are those of us who lack the support and volume in the face that is essential to create that desired appearance. This is where Sculptra comes in to save the day!
What is Sculptra and how does it work?
Sculptra is an injectable powder made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid. It’s the synthetic form of lactic acid, which your body produces naturally following exercise. It is FDA-approved and contains absolutely no animal by-products or human DNA.
Sculptra acts as a bio-activator and extremely powerful collagen stimulator. It stimulates your own collagen, allowing tissue to volumize gradually. Over time, the Poly-L-Lactic Acid dissipates as your own tissue takes its place. Since the product triggers your body to build its own collagen, results are not immediate and can take anywhere from 4-6 months.
Is there any downtime?
Sculptra is an out-patient treatment that won’t take much more than 30 minutes to perform. Once completed, most patients usually feel that they can go on about their normal day activities. As with other fillers, you can experience some swelling at the injection sites that will generally subside in less than a day.
What areas can be treated?
The cheeks and temples are by far the most common areas to be treated. However, many of our patients see fantastic, natural looking results from Sculptra to balance volume loss over the entire face, including the chin and jawline. Many patients are also utilizing Sculptra to rejuvenate the decollete.
Who can benefit from Sculptra?
While most Sculptra patients are middle-aged, men and women as young as 25 and as old as 85 have experienced success from treatment too. If you are concerned with the loss of volume and plumpness in your skin due to weight loss or aging, you are likely a great candidate for this procedure. We recommend scheduling a free consultation with Dr. McLaren to make sure Sculptra is right for you.
Dr. McLaren is considered an expert Sculptra injector and has been performing the procedure since it first arrived in the U.S. She has trained with the elite international injectors and uses the most effective technique to achieve the best results per unit of product.
How much does Sculptra cost & how much will I need?
The general rule of thumb for Sculptra is one vial per decade of life. If you are in your 40’s, you will most likely need 4 vials in two treatments, 8 weeks apart. However, not everyone ages the same or experiences loss of volume the same way so there are some exceptions to the rule. It is recommended to receive a personalized consultation with Dr. McLaren and for the holidays, buy one vial of Sculptra and get the 2nd vial half off! A savings of $449.
How long does Sculptra last and when do I see the results?
Sculptra typically takes 2 months to start seeing results, so this procedure is not for those that are looking for instant gratification. However, the results of this procedure are absolutely worth the wait. Once the series is completed, the results will last two years or longer. Initially, Sculptra may be more expensive than other dermal fillers, but cheaper due to the long lasting and natural looking results. Sculptra is truly a great investment!
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