HOW LONG DOES SCULPTRA LAST?

HOW LONG DOES SCULPTRA LAST?

If you are unhappy with how your face looks with age despite taking good care of yourself and your skin, it can affect your confidence negatively. As we grow older, our skin gradually loses collagen which results in tired skin, loss of facial volume, as well as, fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t worry as it is fairly common and impacts all of us at one point or another. Luckily, there are certain treatments that can restore your skin and make it look youthful, plump, and rejuvenated. One of such amazing treatment options is Sculptra.

Sculptra is a non-invasive treatment designed to restore the facial volume, and former glory of your skin by kick-starting collagen development. It has gained a lot of popularity recently due to its natural-looking and long-lasting results.

LOSS OF FACIAL VOLUME

We all age and it shows on our skin, sooner or later. Some people think that facial aging will happen to us in the late forties or fifties but it is simply not the case.

Studies show that by the time we reach 35, most of us already lose nearly 10 percent of the volume in our faces. The process continues into middle age. As a result, we start noticing eyelid sagging, flatter cheeks, and wrinkles.

Factors like sun damage, inadequate nutrition, and improper skincare regime further accelerate the process. Regardless of the reason behind aging skin, Sculptra can surely help you out.

HOW DOES SCULPTRA HELP?

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that spurs the body to produce collagen that helps with the loss of volume in a patient’s face. It is important to note that it will take a few months for the collagen to be produced and it is not an overnight fix.

Moreover, it does not target a specific part of your face to eliminate a fold, a bad skin patch, or wrinkle. The treatment works by naturally restoring the volume on your overall face and gives you a brighter, glowing, and healthy complexion.

It is referred to as a fluid facelift and the effects can be seen throughout the face gradually over a period of few months.

RESULTS AND LONGEVITY OF SCULPTRA

In most cases, the treatment lasts for a few months. Typically, you will be required to get three sessions done per month. The number of sessions can vary based on the unique needs of the client. The results of the treatment are gradual and not immediately visible. As the natural collagen production in your body is given a boost, the results slowly start to become more and more visible.

Most patients can see a drastic difference in their appearance in about 4 to 9 months. Now let’s talk about longevity. As the treatment is based on your body’s collagen production, the results can last up to two years or more.

Your provider will guide you regarding the maintenance of the results. Getting a follow-up session after every two years is the best way to maintain the results. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most long-lasting non-surgical treatment options out there to restore your youthful looks.

HOW DOES IT WORK AND THE PROCEDURE?

Let’s go deeper into how this amazing treatment transforms your looks. Firstly, let’s dissect what the injections are made of.

The injections used for Sculptra contain a synthetic biodegradable polymer called Poly-L-Lactic Acid. This injection ramps up the natural collagen production and makes your skin plump. Over a period of time, the Poly-L-Lactic Acid will fade away from your body but the effects last much longer.

This treatment is mainly done on the cheeks, jawline, chin, temples of the face. Following are the basic steps involved in the procedure:

  • Firstly, the provider will clean your skin to ensure there are no traces of dirt and makeup on your face.
  • Next, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your face to make the process more comfortable and pain-free.
  • Then the Poly-L-Lactic Acid will be injected at certain points in your face, underneath the skin.
  • The provider will massage the injection in place for even distribution of Poly-L-Lactic Acid.
  • The entire procedure is completed in less than an hour and patients can get back to their usual routine once the treatment is done.

ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ONE NEEDS TO FOLLOW POST-TREATMENT?

Lucky for you, this treatment does not involve any downtime so most patients are able to go right back to their usual routines. In fact, some people schedule the procedure during their lunchtime.

  • Immediately after the treatment, it is advised to apply an ice pack to your face several times during the day.
  • Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Try to avoid direct exposure to sunlight for a few days post the treatment and always wear sunblock while going out. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day.
  • Your provider will advise you to massage the treatment site about five times a day. Do not overdo it and stick to the instructions given by your provider. Massaging the treatment site helps with the even distribution of Poly-L-Lactic Acid.
  • If you experience anything unusual, contact your service provider right away.

THE TAKEAWAY

Sculptra is an amazing, non-invasive treatment option to restore the lost volume in your face and achieve a fresh, hydrated look. The best part about this treatment is that it does not involve any external substances, rather it bumps up the natural collagen production of the body.

The best part about this treatment is that there is no downtime involved and it is free from any disastrous side effects. The results last anywhere from 2 to 2.5 years for most patients. After that, patients can always come in for a touch-up to maintain their looks.

If you have any further questions regarding the treatment, feel free to reach out to us and we will get back to you shortly.

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