The human body is truly remarkable in its resilience and regenerative capacity, with one of the prime examples being our skin. As we age our skin loses some of its natural ability to renew and repair itself. One of the key components of youthful, vibrant skin is a protein called collagen, and our production of it starts to decrease as we age. Fortunately, with advancements in aesthetic medicine, we now have treatments like Sculptra that can help to rejuvenate and restore our skin by boosting collagen production.
Sculptra: A Unique, Non-Surgical Treatment
Sculptra is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that helps stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost due to aging. Unlike dermal fillers, which provide immediate volume and correction, Sculptra works subtly and gradually over time, providing a more natural-looking appearance.
“Sculptra is an amazing way to get truly natural looking results because it stimulates your body’s own collagen production. Over time it works to firm and tighten your skin, restoring your own beautiful glow. Results can take several weeks up to 3+ months to take effect, however the results are longer term – up to two years or more!,” said Sanja, Nurse Injector at our Lincoln Park location.
The Magic Behind Sculptra
What makes Sculptra special is its primary ingredient: poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic substance that has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches. When injected into the skin, it works by stimulating the body’s collagen production. As the PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen growth, helping to replenish facial volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
The Sculptra Procedure
The Sculptra procedure is relatively quick, taking about 30 minutes, and it’s performed in the comfort of our MedSpa. During the procedure, Sculptra is injected into the skin in the areas where volume has been lost. The number of injections per treatment session will vary from person to person depending on their specific needs.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, some may experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, pain, or bruising at the injection site. The results from Sculptra are not immediate; instead, they gradually appear over a few months. However, the results are long-lasting. Clinical studies have shown that the results can last for two years or more after the last treatment session, significantly longer than many other injectable treatments.
Sculptra represents an exciting development in the field of aesthetic medicine, offering a non-surgical way to boost collagen production and restore facial volume. It’s a perfect treatment for those who prefer gradual changes and long-lasting results. If you’re interested in learning more about how Sculptra can help you achieve youthful, healthy skin, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Med Spa.
Remember, your skin deserves the best, and we’re here to provide it! Book a complimentary consultation today!