Aging tend to take a toll on our skin, whether in the form of wrinkles and creases or folds and indentations. One solution may be Sculptra, an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that can add volume and drastically improve the appearance of the skin. Here’s what you need to know about Sculptra and its applications.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler approved by the FDA for restoring volume in the face and treating folds or wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin. The main ingredient of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic substance that promotes collagen production and results in a fuller, more youthful appearance when injected into the skin.
While Sculptra is traditionally used to reduce wrinkles and folds on the face, it can target a number of other areas as well. Sculptra can be used to correct cellulite; smooth out chest, knee, and elbow wrinkles; provide a nonsurgical butt lift or butt augmentation; create muscle definition; and even improve the texture of acne scars. Sculptra can be used by itself or in combination with other skin rejuvenating procedures, such as microneedling.
Procedure & Results
Sculptra is administered through multiple small injections in the skin. Each injection site is mapped to the skin and cleansed beforehand, often with the application of topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort.
You can immediately return to your normal activities after treatment, and you’ll likely start to see the full effects of Sculptra in a few weeks. These results generally last for two years.
Risks & Side Effects
Sculptra should never be used at the site of any kind of skin inflammation (including sores, acne, cysts, and rashes) or by anyone with a history of irregular scarring. A small percentage of patients can develop lumps under the skin after using Sculptra, and skin discoloration can occur.
After treatment, it’s common to experience swelling, bruising, itching, redness, bumps, and other mild side effects at the injection site. These side effects are normal and will usually go away after a few days.
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