What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulating filler. Sculptra is used to restore facial volume loss due to aging. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. At the age of 20, we stop producing collagen. At the age of 30 we lose 1% of collagen each year. Sculptra is a must for both prevention and correction.
What to expect:
Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis and gradually improves the affected area. The Sculptra process takes several weeks and may require multiple treatments for optimal results. Results last 2-3 years
Areas to be treated:
Face: Sculptra is injected into areas of the face such as the temples, cheeks, smile lines, jawline,etc. The injection helps stimulate collagen in the area to strengthen and tighten the skin.
Booty: Sculptra “Booty Lift” is a non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime. The injection of Sculptra helps stimulate collagen in the area, allowing your body to create its own volume, leaving you with a lifted smooth booty. Multiple vials may be required for optimal results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra?
The best candidates for a Sculptra treatment are people who have good physical health and a healthy lifestyle. Some lifestyle habits that can affect your physical health are counterproductive to the benefits of Sculptra.
For example, smoking can be counterproductive to the positive effects of Sculptra. While Sculptra increases collagen production, nicotine breaks down collagen.
Lack of sleep, alcohol, and high salt intake also risks dehydration. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), the main ingredient of Sculptra, absorbs water, and a dehydrated person will not have enough water in the body to support poly-L-lactic acid.
Before considering a Sculptra treatment, make sure to have realistic expectations regarding treatment results. It is best to be committed to maintaining healthy skin.
Your Sculptra Consultation
A Sculptra treatment consultation will include in-depth discussions about your appearance goals, any existing medical conditions, allergies, and recent treatments. The skincare professional must also be informed regarding current prescriptions to ensure that Sculptra is safe for your health.
A facial evaluation will be performed in order to determine the ideal injection sites for your treatment. Photographs will be taken to help the skincare professional assess which areas need Sculptra treatment.
The expected results of the treatment will be discussed to help establish realistic expectations. The skincare professional will go over the longevity of results and which lifestyle habits can shorten the benefits of Sculptra.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SCULPTRA TREATMENT
A week before your Sculptra treatment, avoid NSAIDs and herbal supplements. Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before and after your Sculptra session. This will help prevent excessive bruising while the filler sets in the treated area.
Avoid skin products that may irritate the skin at least 2 to 3 days before and after a Sculptra treatment. Examples of these are products containing tretinoin, retinol, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or hydroquinone.
People with a history of cold sores will have special instructions to prepare their skin before a Sculptra session.
On the day of your treatment, do not apply any makeup or products to the treatment areas.
YOUR SCULPTRA SESSION
A Sculptra session begins with applying topical anesthesia on the selected area for treatment. If the patient’s pain tolerance is low, it may be necessary to use local anesthesia.
Once the anesthesia takes effect, Sculptra will be injected into the selected area for treatment. Expect a mild pushing and pulling sensation as the dermal filler settles in. The whole treatment should last around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Drink plenty of water after your Sculptra session. You should be well hydrated for 2-3 days after your treatment to get the best results from increasing collagen production.
Swelling and bruising are normal. You will need to massage the areas treated for 5 minutes 5 times a day for 5 days in order to optimize collagen production.
Contact Us to Find Out More
Patients interested in Sculptra in Scottsdale should contact The Perfect Dose and schedule a consultation. We will be happy to help you achieve a more youthful look with the help of this dermal filler.