With age, we all tend to develop fine lines and wrinkles. It is inevitable but can surely be fixed. One of the most common treatment options available in the market is fillers. The filler market is flooded with different options such as Sculptra, Juvederm, Radiesse, Aesthetic, and more.
While the essential function of all the fillers is the same, Sculptra differs from other fillers in terms of its working as well as longevity. Moreover, it is entirely different in its ingredient makeup.
The active ingredient found in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid. It is a synthetic ingredient that will act as a simulator in the body. It not only adds volume but also encourages collagen production. Sculptra is injected deeper into the dermis than other fillers. The poly-L-lactic acid is completely absorbed by the body over time, is biodegradable, and is biosynthetic. It has also been used as a key ingredient in dissolvable sutures.
The location of the injection depends on the area you want to get treated. Sculptra is commonly used for treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The filler can also be used to restore the lost volume in your cheeks.
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure work to correct the lost volume caused by the aging appearance. They are made from hyaluronic acid which is a sugar that is found naturally in the human body. These fillers are mainly used to enhance the cheekbones, plump lips and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and deep folds.
One major difference between Sculptra and other fillers is how long it takes for the results to appear. For instance, you can immediately see the results after you get Juvederm injected. On the other hand, the results from Sculptra become visible in a course of a few months. Most patients require 2 to 3 injections spaced over several months.
You will have to wait for a few months to see the results of Sculptra. That is the major difference between Sculptra and other fillers. Most patients believe that the benefits of Sculptra outweigh the need to wait for the results to appear.
When it comes to the treatment process, there is no difference between Sculptra and other fillers. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes. The number of injections required depends on your unique concerns and areas you wish to get treated. You can go right back to your usual activities once you are done with the treatment.
When it comes to dermal fillers, most patients will require two syringes to accomplish the treatment goals. Sometimes, a combination of different fillers is used to treat multiple areas of the face in a single go. If a single syringe is used to treat multiple areas of the face, the results are usually disappointing and hence not recommended. In addition, dermal fillers range from $575-$750 per syringe.
When it comes to Sculptra, a basic rule of thumb is one vial per decade of life. For instance, a 60-year-old man or woman can benefit from six vials that would be administered over the next three treatment sessions. The exact amount required can vary from patient to patient. One individual might be able to benefit from two vials while the other might need six. It all depends on your unique goals. Moreover, Sculptra is $700 per vial.
One of the major benefits of Sculptra Aesthetic is long-lasting results. While most of the fillers last anywhere from six months to a year, Sculptra will easily last for two years. In certain cases, the results will last more than two years. While you’ll have to wait to see the results, the longevity makes it worthwhile.
When it comes to dermal fillers, you will be required to re-treat the area every 6 to 12 months based on the type of fillers. If you retreat the area prior to the dermal filler being completely dissolved, you can build upon the previous treatment and increase the longevity of dermal fillers.
Sculptra on the other hand requires two to three treatments initially that will be scheduled every 4 to 8 weeks. Most injectors recommend getting a maintenance treatment once every year or two.
Some of the most common side effects of Sculptra include pain at the site of injection, redness, bruising, and swelling. Within a few days, the swelling will go down significantly. Another side effect is known as granulomas which are defined as smaller bumps underneath the skin. If you choose an experienced injector, the risks can be minimized greatly. A bit of aftercare always helps such as applying an ice pack to the treatment site, massaging the injection site multiple times a day, and avoiding sun exposure. These side effects are common to dermal fillers as well.
It is important to understand that each patient is very unique and the effects of Sculptra and dermal filler will vary based on age, skincare routine, genetics, and lifestyle. They are a great, non-invasive way to regain your youthful looks, minus all the complications of invasive treatments.
Sculptra treatment certainly offers the most long-lasting results when compared to other dermal fillers. If you are looking to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, as well as trigger collagen production, Sculptra is the best choice.
This information is only for informative purposes and the right treatment plan can only be devised for you after proper consultation. You can book a consultation today.