Sculptra® in Scottsboro, AL
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Sculptra® is not an overnight miracle or quick-fix. It’s a long lasting facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away.
A full treatment of Sculptra® is an average of three injection sessions over a few months and can last more than two years. You have more time for the effects to be subtle.
Sculptra® is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen for areas on your face (smile lines and chin) and body. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
How Does Sculptra® Work?
Sculptra® reinforces your collagen structure and provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to facial wrinkles and folds areas.
REPAIRS WRINKLES & FOLDS
The results? Sculptra® is different from other facial injectables because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, younger-looking appearance.
What to Expect
Typically 3-5 sessions are required for optimal correction
Sculptra® is administered in a series of treatment sessions. On average, 3-5 sessions in a 4-6 week interval are recommended. The number of treatment sessions you require will depend on various factors, such as your age, how deep your wrinkles are, and the areas you wish to treat.
At your initial treatment, we will determine with you if and how many follow-up treatments may be required. It is important to return for all treatment sessions as instructed by us in order to get the maximum effect from the gradual process of collagen replacement offered by Sculptra®.
During the entire treatment process, unwanted deep lines and wrinkles gradually diminish as the skin firms up from the production of your own collagen. The time between sessions gives your Sculptra® treatment enough time to work so that we can fine-tune your follow-up treatments.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural-looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® — on average, 3 injection sessions over a few months, can last for more than 2 years.*
*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary.
Is Sculptra® safe?
Sculptra® is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra® is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.
Where is Sculptra® used?
Sculptra® is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra® is suitable for:
— Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
— The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
— Chin wrinkles
What are the visible effects of facial aging?
The visible effects of facial aging are the progressive changes you see when you look in the mirror, including loss of skin elasticity, sagging, forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s-feet, smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines – the lines framing your mouth – as well as changes to the color and texture of the skin and loss of volume.
What is the role of collagen loss in facial aging?
Collagen is a key structural component under the skin that provides volume and gives shape to your face – it keeps your skin youthful looking and smooth. Around 30 years of age, collagen begins to break down and your body’s collagen production decreases. The decrease in collagen, coupled with environmental damage (such as sun exposure), leads to the gradual appearance of wrinkles, lines and folds.
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