Several names stand out among dermal filler brands, but one of the best to consider is Sculptra. And why is it a brand that you should consider? This post gives you five reasons why Sculptra is a unique option for a dermal filler.
We will discuss what Sculptra is, for what you can use it, how it is different from other dermal fillers, how safe it is, and more. Let’s begin!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a cosmetic formulation of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which acts as a collagen stimulator. Cosmeticians inject Sculptra into the skin to help diminish facial wrinkles and fine lines such as frown lines. Sculptra results in a more youthful and softer appearance.
For What Conditions Can You Use it
You can use Sculptra for the following problems:
- Weak or hollow chin and wrinkles
- Empty cheeks
- Hollow temples
- Softening cheekbones
- Weakening jawline
- Gaunt melolabial or nasolabial folds (skin from chin to mouth and nose to mouth)
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
As you can see, Sculptra not only treats fine lines and wrinkles it also acts as a dermal filler for sagging skin. But how is Sculptra different from other dermal fillers?
Sculptra is More than Just Another Dermal Filler
What makes Sculptra different from other dermal fillers is its PLLA content. While all other dermal fillers contain concentrations of hyaluronic acid, Sculptra’s primary filling agent is PLLA.
The Difference Between Hyaluronic Acid and PLLA
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that makes the skin plumper by attracting and retaining moisture. But in the case of most dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid is synthesized in a lab. Nevertheless, they may still be effective for cosmetic purposes.
Sculptra does not use hyaluronic acid as the primary filling agent; it uses PLLA – and that makes a world of difference. PLLA stimulates collagen production in the area where the cosmetician injects it. Collagen is the protein that the body creates to make the skin smooth, elastic, firm, and youthful.
When the skin looks old, loses its firmness and elasticity, forms wrinkles, and begins to sag, it is always due to loss of collagen. We naturally lose collagen as we age or injure our skin. But thanks to Sculptra, you can reverse the effects of aging.
When the aesthetician injects the PLLA-rich Sculptra into your skin, the substance immediately encourages the surrounding tissues to produce collagen. The effects are astronomical.
The collagen will bring life and youth back to the treatment site. It will add volume, elasticity, firmness, and radiance to the surrounding skin. And as your skin gets more volume, you will notice the lines and wrinkles surrounding it disappear slowly.
The Effects of Sculptra Last Longer than Dermal Fillers
The effects of a Sculptra injection last longer than dermal fillers because the product is thick in substance. The results of dermal fillers only generally last for six months to one year. Sculptra is longer-lasting because it uses a different active ingredient and makes the body do most of the work naturally.
Other dermal fillers will only last as long as there is still a high concentration of hyaluronic acid under your skin. But with Sculptra, the skin will retain its youthful appearance as long as there are high collagen levels in it.
Sculptra is Safe
Sculptra is a very safe procedure; there is virtually zero risk of an allergic reaction since it uses a substance that your body naturally produces. The aspects of the Sculptra treatment that may induce allergic reactions are from the cleanser that the cosmetician might apply to your skin before the procedure. If you have any allergies, it is best to talk to the practitioner about them.
Even if you may not have an allergic reaction to the treatment, you may suffer from a few minor side effects. Bruising, slight discomfort, swelling, and redness around the injection site are the most common side effects. About one in five patients experience bruising, one in ten report discomfort and swelling, and only around one in fifty develop redness.
Itching and a slight burning sensation around the treatment site have been reported, but only in sporadic cases. On average, these reactions tend to dissipate within three to seventeen days after the procedure.
Sculptra Produces Natural Results
Because Sculptra lets the skin do most of the work by making it produce collagen, you will get very natural-looking results that will last long. Unlike with some dermal fillers, you won’t see drastic changes in your look immediately after the therapy. It will take time for the skin to make enough collagen to affect how you look positively.
The process of making enough collagen to volumize your skin and eradicate wrinkles and fine lines generally takes about six weeks to take full effect. The procedure does not force your skin to change immediately. It only makes your skin become the best that it is naturally.
Sculptra is a Minimally Invasive Procedure
The treatment process goes a little something like this: you visit the cosmetician’s office. You talk about what you want to happen to your appearance. Then the practitioner goes to work.
They clean your face to avoid infections. Then they inject you with Sculptra. And that is pretty much it.
Sculptra is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no downtime or recovery period. You can go back to whatever you were doing before the therapy. It just takes about thirty minutes so that you can squeeze it into your schedule without a problem.
This procedure is safe, convenient, effective, and accessible. All you must do is contact the right people, and you can regain your skin’s beauty naturally.
Talk to Us!
Talk to Kora Aesthetics today to ask any questions about or set an appointment for the Sculptra treatment. Kora Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona’s premier aesthetic clinic for natural beauty. You can contact us by telephone at (480) 630-7566 or email at [email protected]. Our office is at 7077 E. Bell Road, Suite 200, Suite 404, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.