A youthful face can look quite attractive. This youthful beauty can, however, be marred by the appearance of wrinkles and lines that appear naturally as one ages. A wrinkle makes one look old and tired and is a sign of the aging process.
Most people are self-conscious about their appearance and would like to hide the signs of aging. Injectable treatments can help to reduce wrinkles and restore volume to the skin in order to make it appear smoother and younger. One unique injectable option is a product called Sculptra.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that is used to treat wrinkles, lines, and folds in the skin. When injected, it helps to create new volume, which gets rid of wrinkles and other such signs of aging.
This treatment has been approved by the FDA to cure moderate and deep wrinkles on the face. It is a convenient and simple method and is highly effective.
How Sculptra Works
Sculptra contains PLLA, or poly-L-lactic acid. This is a chemical that helps in stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. Because of this, it is different from many other injectables. While most are known as dermal fillers and result in immediate volume, Sculptra is known as a collagen stimulator and results in gradual long-lasting natural volume.
Collagen is what makes the skin young and firm. As one grows older, the production of collagen reduces. This leads to the skin becoming loose and various signs of aging starting to develop.
The Sculptra Treatment Process
A pre-treatment consultation is first carried out. During this, the patient discusses their aesthetic goals with Dr. Chegar, along with their complete medical history and any allergies they may have. Dr. Chegar determines the overall health of the patient. If the patient is in good health, the procedure can be carried out.
This is a simple procedure that can be done on an outpatient basis. Before giving the treatment, an anesthetic is used in the area where the treatment has to be given. This numbs the skin and reduces any pain or discomfort.
Sculptra is then injected carefully and precisely. Multiple injections may be needed in a single session. In addition, multiple sessions of treatment may be required for some patients to achieve full results.
For a few days after the Sculptra injection procedure, heavy sunlight exposure must be avoided. A cold pack can be used to minimize any swelling or bruising due to the injection. No downtime or recovery time will be needed.
Sculptra provides results that are highly satisfactory. However, it may take a couple of months for its effects to be clearly visible. Once the effects are visible, they increase over time as new collagen is produced. Results can be seen for up to two years and in some cases even longer.
Patients in a study have indicated their happiness with the results. 80% of patients who participated in this clinical survey rated the treatment as excellent even two years after the completion of the procedure.
Make an Appointment for Your Consultation
Ready to fill those wrinkles and enjoy smoother skin? Dr. Burke Chegar is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology and will be available to help you achieve your beauty goals. Contact us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Chegar.