Are you interested in the potential benefits of injectable treatments, but are often disappointed by the short amount of time that their effects last? Would you rather have amazing results that improve over time than quick fixes to wrinkles and fine lines? You may want to consider Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Located in Wellesley MA, Skin Spa Medical is dedicated to providing patients with sophisticated aesthetic treatments in a relaxing office atmosphere. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a facial injectable that can be used to gradually correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds over time. Once a full treatment regimen has been completed, patients experience wrinkle and fine line correction that can last more than two years.
How Does it Work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic works differently than most dermal fillers; it’s comprised of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) instead of hyaluronic acid. Once it has been injected into the deep dermis, the aqueous components of Sculptra® Aesthetic cause the skin to swell and push up, temporarily filling in wrinkles and fine lines. The injection site is massaged directly after injection to ensure that the PLLA solution is evenly distributed throughout the skin.
A few days after treatment, these aqueous components are completely absorbed by the body. This causes the initial swelling to die down, making it look like your wrinkles and fine lines have reappeared. While it may look like your results have faded, this is only the beginning: microparticles of PLLA slowly work over time to restore collagen in the deep dermis and reinforce its structure, creating a new, stronger collagen framework.
To fuel the creation of this framework, most people need to receive an average of 2-3 treatments spaced 6-10 weeks apart. The full results of this new framework can usually be seen with 45-90 days of your last treatment, and can last for over two years.
What can Sculptra® Aesthetic Treat?
Sculptra® Aesthetic can treat many of the most common signs of aging that people experience. These include the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. It can also successfully tighten and tone the skin.
What Can I Expect from Sculptra® Aesthetic Treatments?
Sculptra® Aesthetic treatments need to be administered on 2-3 separate occasions, each injection session spaced 6-10 weeks apart. While the injection process is uncomfortable for some of our patients, it is not significantly painful and is usually well-tolerated. After treatment has been completed, patients typically experience little to no downtime. Mild side effects of injections include detectable fullness two days after treatment and slight bruising.
Interested in Sculptra® Aesthetic? Contact Skin Spa Medical today to schedule a consultation appointment.