While plastic surgery can produce dramatic, long-lasting aesthetic results, not everyone wishes to submit themselves to anesthesia, incisions, scarring, and downtime. Dermal fillers have risen in popularity in recent years as an effective alternative. Sculptra, in particular, is known for its ability to replenish lost skin volume and restore a healthy skin scaffolding with natural-looking results.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable that reboots the body’s organic production of the protein collagen. Collagen is the compound that gives youthful complexions their suppleness, resilience, and radiant glow. With age, our supply of collagen slowly dwindles, leaving the skin looking hollow and wrinkled.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra Aesthetic is engineered with poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic compound that is gradually absorbed by the body as it stimulates collagen regeneration. The substance has been used for years in medical procedures as a component of dissolvable sutures.
During treatment, Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis, where it begins to reinforce the skin’s underlying structure for a more youthful appearance. Over time, facial contours look rounder, fuller, and more inviting. Lines, creases, and folds are beautifully smoothed away.
Where can Sculptra be used?
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Marionette lines
- Wrinkles and creases
- Lower face
- Gradual, natural-looking anti-aging results
- Combats nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Reverses volume loss
- No need for allergy testing
- Painless with no downtime
- Used as part of a non-surgical facelift
- Enhances self-image and self-confidence
Am I a good candidate?
Sculptra may be ideal for you if you are seeking subtle enhancement over time, with results lasting several years. Patients facing volume loss as well as wrinkles and folds will enjoy the anti-aging benefits of Sculptra. However, those who wish to augment the lips or treat the eye area will need to select a different dermal filler. As with any cosmetic undertaking, patients should be of sound mind and body and have realistic, positive attitudes towards their results.
After Sculptra injections, the skin may appear slightly red and swollen. Rest assured, these side effects are resolved by the end of the day. Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and sleeping on your stomach for the first 24-48 hours.
With Sculptra, you will see some improvement right away, with significant changes visible after 6 weeks. Your full results will become evident within around 3 months as collagen reserves are replenished.
Why choose us?
Face Forward Medical Aesthetics is a state-of-the-art, full-service medspa located in beautiful Lexington, MA. We empower our clients to achieve their unique aesthetic visions and live their best lives inside and out. From our personalized consultation process to our lineup of advanced, cutting-edge technologies and treatment modalities, we provide a superior patient experience along with elegant, nuanced outcomes.