Sculptra is a type of injectable that deals specifically with diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the deep nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines. Similar to other types of dermal fillers, it is successful at diminishing the appearance of these unwanted lines and wrinkles with no surgery, no pain, and no recovery time. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we can help you get the look you want!
What Is Sculptra?
This is a type of dermal filler that is injected directly into problem areas. It is considered an aesthetic treatment that helps increase the volume of areas that have developed deep creases or lines and wrinkles. It has also proven to successfully correct signs of fat loss in the face, also called lipoatrophy. If you are looking to improve the volume on your face and appear more youthful, this type of treatment can help.
Where Can It Be Injected?
This type of injectable can be beneficial to multiple locations on the face. It can correct the hollows of the temples if they have become more hollow than one would like. It can also give volume to the cheeks in various regions. Marionette lines and deep nasolabial folds can also be treated with this type of injectable that has been shown to significantly improve the volume in those areas.
In addition to that, this type of treatment can also be used on any depressions in the cheeks that you may find undesirable. These are all of the most common areas this type of filler is typically used. However, if you do have other areas of concern, our experts can let you know if this type of treatment may be beneficial to those areas.
What To Expect During Treatment
Prior to treatment, you will have a consultation where your expectations will be discussed and it will be concluded as to whether or not you can achieve what you’re seeking with this type of treatment. If it is determined that you can benefit from this type of treatment, you will come into the office for your appointment. Your skin will be cleansed to ensure that no excess makeup or oil is present.
After that, the Sculptra will be injected directly into the problem area. This does not take long. After that, you are finished! Because this type of treatment is not invasive, you can go on with your day as you normally would immediately following treatment! It’s quick, easy, and quite effective!
As we age, our skin visibly shows signs of aging like a lack of volume, fine lines and wrinkles, and other issues. With this type of treatment, you are going to see that lost volume restored, leaving your skin smooth, more youthful, and plumper. It can virtually help you turn back time.
This type of treatment is going to replace that lost collagen, smoothing out those signs of aging and giving you back that youthful glow. Unlike other types of injectables, this one will replenish that lost collagen, thereby treating the underlying cause of aging. Once restored, your skin will look much more youthful.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Will It Hurt?
No, there is no pain associated with this type of treatment. The most you will experience is a slight pinch, similar to a shot you may receive at a doctor’s office. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that has no downtime so it will not hurt. You don’t have to worry about downtime or pain with this type of treatment.
2. How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
During your initial consultation with us, we will let you know if this type of dermal filler is going to best suit your needs. Generally, this type of treatment is going to be the most beneficial for those looking to add volume back into their face where the natural process of aging has caused that volume to diminish. It’s also ideal for those looking to smooth out the skin around the chin and nose.
We will let you know as to whether or not you can benefit the most from this type of dermal filler or if another type may give you better results regarding your specific goals. Our experts will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that you’re getting the best treatment for you!
3. What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for Treatment?
On average, there are no special preparations you need to make on your end when it comes to this type of treatment. It isn’t recommended that you drink alcohol for the 24 hours leading up to your appointment but other than there, you just do your regular thing.
If there would be anything special you would need to do prior to treatment, our experts will let you know during your consultation. We want to make sure that this is a good experience for you and that you get the most out of this type of treatment.
4. How Do I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
It is always recommended to avoid direct contact with the sun after treatment. There may be other recommendations for caring for your skin after this type of treatment that our professionals will gladly walk you through. Typically, you aren’t going to require any special care after receiving this type of injectable but if you would need to do anything we would let you know.
5. Is it Safe?
Yes, this type of treatment is completely safe. Unlike other, more invasive, surgical procedures that yield similar results, there is no downtime or risk to your safety with this type of treatment. It is totally safe!
6. Will It Make Me Look Unnatural or Like I’ve Had Work Done?
Unlike other types of treatments that offer similar results, you will not look like you have had work done with this type of treatment. It simply works to add volume to the skin, making it look more plump and youthful. It is not going to alter your face shape or make it look unnatural. You will still look like you, just without the skin concerns that you wish to have corrected.
7. When Will I See the Results?
You will not see the results immediately as this type of treatment works in a subtle way as to not appear unnatural on the face. It targets the underlying causes of aging which is a lack of collagen production so this type of treatment is going to work over a period of time. You will begin to notice results gradually, between 5-7 days. You will see the full spectrum of results within a week or two.
8. How Long Do the Results Last?
This is going to vary from person to person. Some may have results that will last for months or even up to 2 years while others may notice their results fading more quickly. Others may notice that their results last significantly longer than others do. During your consultation, our experts will let you know what to expect when it comes to your results.
They will also let you know when you should have additional treatments to maintain your results. They will be there for all of your questions and concerns, as we want you to get the most out of this treatment. However, when it comes to these types of treatments, this one does tend to last longer than many others of its kind.
9. Can I Inject It Myself at Home?
Absolutely not. Our experts are trained on how to properly perform this type of treatment so that it is safe and effective. If you would attempt this type of treatment on your own, you would be running the risk of lasting damage to your face as well as pain. DIY treatments of this nature can be quite dangerous. Always stick to the expertise of the professionals when it comes to injectables.
10. How Many Treatments Do I Need?
This is also going to vary on a person to person basis. While one person may need a certain amount of treatments to get the best results, another person could need an entirely different number of treatments. Our experts will take a look at your skin and talk with you to understand your goals. After that, they can let you know how many treatments you may need.
After your first treatment, you can come back into the office and our experts will have an even better idea at how many treatments are going to give you, specifically, the best results. You may need more or less than another person. It is going to vary.
11. How Many Injections Will I Need?
This is going to depend entirely on which areas you want to have treated and your goals. Again, this is something that our experts will talk with you about during your initial consultation. Typically, only a few injections are needed to achieve the desired results. However, more injections will be required if you plan to treat multiple areas.
12. Is This Only for Women?
Absolutely not! This treatment is for anybody looking to treat the underlying causes of aging. If you want to add more volume to your skin, making it appear more youthful, it is likely that you can benefit from this treatment. Both men and women can enjoy the amazing benefits that this quick, easy and painless treatment can offer.
13. How Soon Can I Resume My Normal Activities?
There is no downtime when it comes to this type of treatment. It is not invasive and requires no downtime. If there would be any considerations for your following treatment, our experts would let you know. However, most can go about their daily lives immediately following their treatment. That is another reason why this treatment is so amazing!
The treatment itself is short, painless, and yields amazing results! Plus, you can go back to your daily life immediately following treatment. This is particularly great for those who don’t have the time to recovery from surgery.
Get Younger, More Volumptuous Skin Today
As we age, our skin loses volume that can be undesirable to many. Fine lines and wrinkles can also form in various areas and those imperfections can really show age on the skin. If you want to have fuller, younger-looking skin but aren’t interested in surgery or other more invasive treatments, consider Sculptra. Come see us today at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA and we will help you reach your skin goals!