Over time, it is normal for the youthful volume of the face to decline, resulting in wrinkles and folds. Healthy collagen production can restore firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Sculptra injections are a simple method of repairing a naturally youthful appearance by stimulating collagen production. In addition to anti-aging benefits, Sculptra can be an excellent option for the non-surgical augmentation of areas such as the buttocks. At Eterna MD, patients can opt for Sculptra injections with experienced experts for beautiful results with no downtime.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a unique dermal filler designed to stimulate new collagen production using the active ingredient poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Sculptra is similar to the ingredients used in dissolvable surgical sutures and safely encourages new, natural collagen production in the skin. Sculptra is long-lasting and a good option for deeper wrinkles and folds, volume loss in the face, or non-surgical augmentation of areas such as the buttocks. The treatment is appropriate for various candidates and is an excellent non-surgical alternative to popular cosmetic procedures for the face and body.
Who is a Candidate for Sculptra Injections?
Sculptra is a suitable option for most patients to provide additional volume on the face, smooth wrinkles, and folds, or create extra volume in body areas such as the buttocks. While generally safe for most patients, Sculptra is not recommended for those with a history of irregular scarrings, such as keloid scarring or in any areas with skin sores, active acne, cysts, rashes, or other inflammatory skin concerns. Before your Sculptra injections, you will be asked questions about your health history, including any allergies, to ensure that you are a safe and suitable candidate.
What Happens During Sculptra Treatment?
First, your injector will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area and map appropriate injection sites. Then, a topical anesthetic is applied to prevent any discomfort during the injection process.
Sculptra is administered through a series of small injections. During a consultation, your provider can explain the number of injections necessary to achieve your ideal results.
Injecting Sculptra can be completed in a few short minutes. You may then immediately return to your routine with no downtime.
While no downtime is required after Sculptra injections, you may see side effects such as redness, swelling or bruising.
How Long Does Sculptra Last?
Because Sculptra stimulates natural collagen, results are long-lasting. Patients will see their results gradually emerge within a few weeks after receiving their Sculptra injections. These results typically last about two years. After your Sculptra results begin to subside, you can receive maintenance injections to keep up the appearance. During a consultation, a long-term treatment plan can be discussed.
Request a Consultation
To learn more about Sculptra injections or other non-surgical cosmetic treatment options, schedule an appointment with the experts at Eterna MD in Lake Mary, Florida. Call our office at (407) 664-1073 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary consultation.