Best Sculptra Injections In Scottsdale, AZ
Sculptra Aesthetic: What Is It And How Is It Used?
Sculptra is an “injectable filler” similar in some respects to products like Restalyne®. It is injected under the skin to help fight visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and lost facial volume.
As the body ages, it slowly stops producing collagen – the protein responsible for giving your skin its structure. As collagen levels in the skin decline, wrinkles and lines become more pronounced, and some areas can become thinner, losing volume, and leaving you with hollow cheeks, undereye areas, and more.
This FDA-approved filler is based on poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. Unlike other fillers designed to retain their shape after being injected, Sculptra completely dissolves into the tissue, which reactivates your body’s collagen production to rejuvenate and create a more youthful appearance.
Over time, natural collagen production reduces the visibility of lines, wrinkles, and folds and adds volume simultaneously. In contrast, the results of dermal fillers are visible immediately.
The Benefits Of Sculptra Aesthetic
All dermal fillers help you fight the visible signs of aging and add volume and definition. However, Sculptra offers benefits beyond what is possible with other fillers, most of which are based on hyaluronic acid.
Because Sculptra is based on poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), it can reactivate your body’s ability to generate collagen naturally. In contrast, conventional dermal fillers retain their shape under the skin and are responsible for adding lost volume on their own. There is little or no new collagen production in that case.
Reduce the visibility of lines, wrinkles, and folds
Restore lost volume to cheeks and other areas of the face
Help your body naturally restore lost collagen, reinvigorating and restoring your youth
Be used on multiple parts of the body
Where Can Sculptra Aesthetic Be Used?
Sculptra can be used in many different areas. At JustGo Lipo, we focus on two: the face and the butt.
Sculptra For The Face
The most common use for Sculptra is to restore lost volume in the face, as well as to fight the visible signs of aging.
- Sculptra can be used to diminish facial wrinkles and folds.
- Sculptra can treat smile lines and other wrinkles.
- Sculptra is safe for use around the nose, mouth, and chin.
Sculptra Aesthetic For The Butt
In addition to fighting facial aging, Sculptra can help you reshape your butt. A Sculptra-based Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a non-invasive, versatile procedure that helps you reshape your buttocks, adding volume and augmenting your natural curves without needing surgery or implants. Sculptra works the same in the butt as it does in facial areas – it stimulates collagen production, allowing your body to naturally rejuvenate and reshape itself. Is it time to reshape your butt? You can have the curvaceous shape you want without the need for invasive surgery. Get in touch with our office today to learn more about Sculptra for butt lifts and to schedule your free consultation.
How Long Does Sculptra Aesthetic Last?
Dermal fillers are widely used today, but many are short-lived—some only last six to 12 months. However, Sculptra transcends that limited lifespan and can help your body naturally restore lost collagen for two to five years. Most patients require maintenance injections over time to maintain their results. If not, your face will slowly return to its previous condition. Ready to experience lasting, natural facial rejuvenation? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
What Kind Of Recovery Time Is Required With Sculptra?
Unlike surgical procedures, dermal fillers require very little in the way of recovery. Sculptra treatments have no required downtime, and you will be able to return to your life immediately after your treatment. You won’t even have to take time off work. However, we do recommend that you avoid exercising for 24 hours following the procedure.
How Much Do Sculptra Injections Cost In Scottsdale, AZ?
Sculptra treatment is an elective procedure, so it is not usually covered by health insurance. Contact us today for your instant quote and discover how affordable it can be to recapture your youth.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Sculptra?
Sculptra provides robust volume enhancement for the face and buttocks, so the best candidates are those who have lost considerable volume or want to increase volume significantly. Patients should be at least 18 years of age and should be non-smokers.
Wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and we’ll discuss your needs, goals, and the potential results you could see with Sculptra treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Sculptra
Sculptra is a dermal filler, but it differs from others on the market in important ways! First, it is not based on hyaluronic acid as most others are. Instead, it’s made from poly-L-lactic acid, which interacts differently with the body’s tissues.
Instead of retaining its shape under the skin to provide volume, Sculptra is absorbed by your tissues and then restarts your body’s own collagen production process. The result is a natural-looking increase in volume, reduction in lines, wrinkles, and folds, and enhanced volume in the buttocks to achieve a youthful, curvaceous silhouette.
Yes! Over time, your body’s collagen production diminishes dramatically. That’s what causes permanent lines, wrinkles, and folds. It also causes your skin to thin and can create hollow cheeks and affect other areas.
Many people assume that they can restart collagen production by taking a supplement, but this is false. Your digestive system destroys most of the supplement ingredients, and most studies show inconclusive evidence about supplement effectiveness.
Sculptra, on the other hand, is proven to jump-start the collagen production process. What’s more, it can create effects that last two years or more!
Are you suffering from deep facial wrinkles and lines? There’s good news. Sculptra is FDA-approved to correct mild to deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines, smile lines, marionette lines, and even wrinkles on the chin.
Many dermal fillers are only approved to correct mild to moderate wrinkles and lines, and some can only treat the mildest signs of aging. Sculptra delivers powerful results to reignite your body’s own collagen production process and create long-lasting, more youthful results.
Additionally, Sculptra creates the most natural-looking results because it is absorbed by your body’s tissues. Other dermal fillers do not work this way. Instead, they remain just below the skin, providing artificial plumping to help combat lines and wrinkles.
According to the National Institutes of Health, poly-L-lactic acid is “an absorbable, semi-permanent, injectable implant that can gradually restore volume and stimulate collagen formation. It works in two ways.
First, there is the initial response to the injection, which is temporary but immediate due to slight swelling and fluid build-up.
Second, there is the long-term effect as the carrier is absorbed, leaving behind just poly-L-lactic acid particles. These create an inflammatory response through phagocytosis by tissue macrophages, which breaks down the particles into absorbable elements and triggers collagen production.
It takes roughly six months for 50% of the material to be absorbed, but the proven duration is usually between 12 and 24 months, with some patients experiencing longer-lasting effects before requiring another round of injections.
Like all cosmetic treatments, there is some potential for mild side effects and reactions. Some of the most reported include the following:
Injection site redness/swelling
Tenderness at the injection site