Sculptra is a dermal filler that is growing in popularity as more and more people enjoy the plump and natural-looking results. This product is used to restore facial volume that’s been lost through aging or sickness. It is also used to treat volume loss in people living with HIV, making it a good treatment for many different types of individuals.
Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra actually gradually replaces collagen that is lost as we age. Most recently, Sculptra has been approved for use in further body enhancements, including treatment of cellulite, and buttock augmentation with the “Sculptra Butt Lift”
Sculptra Treatment Areas
One of the first locations that people notice volume loss on their face is around their mouth. Due to how often we smile, talk, laugh, and eat, the skin around our mouth is prone to developing nasolabial folds (smile lines) and other types of facial wrinkles.
That’s where Sculptra comes in. This treatment is a great option when it comes to correcting shallow and deep facial wrinkles.
Recently, Sculptra has also been approved for use elsewhere on the body. Some people benefit from Sculptra being used on their legs to treat their cellulite and smooth the appearance of their legs. Other people are loving Sculptra because of the ever-popular “Sculptra Butt Lift.”
Who Should Get Sculptra?
Sculptra is a great option for both men and women of any age. Really, this is an excellent product for individuals who are more conscious of taking a more natural approach to fillers since Sculptra directly stimulates your body’s own collagen production process.
If you have experienced volume loss in your face due to an illness, or as a result of HIV, Sculptra is also a fantastic option to help you restore volume in your face and boost your confidence.
What to Expect During Your Sculptra Session
Sculptra sessions are relatively quick and easy procedures, but there may be some discomfort involved. For this reason, Dr. Ip commonly applies a topical numbing medication to help protect your comfort. The Sculptra product itself also has a numbing agent included to further safeguard against any pain.
After talking to you about your goals and concerns, Dr. Ip will carefully begin the treatment process by injecting specific amounts of the filler into problem areas.
All About Recovery Times and Results
For a short period after the treatment, some patients experience redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites. Taking over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and applying ice intermittently to your face can help reduce swelling and keep you comfortable after your procedure.
Unlike other fillers, the results of Sculptra actually appear gradually over the course of 6-12 weeks. However, the results of Sculptra are beautiful, natural-looking, and last for months. Patients are frequently impressed by the subtle changes in their appearance as newly-produced collagen begins to replace lost volume.
Why Dr. Ip Recommends Sculptra
Sculptra is a great product for those desiring subtle, natural results over time. For most patients, results start to become apparent within one month as the Sculptra gel spreads and supports the surrounding skin until it is replaced by the body’s new collagen.
Most commonly, Dr. Ip recommends that a person comes in for 2-3 sessions spaced around 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Due to the fantastic results and relatively short recovery period, Dr. Ip frequently recommends this treatment to her patients.
Leave your skincare to the experts. To learn more about how Sculptra can enhance your appearance, make sure you work with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to experience premier dermatological care to achieve beautiful and healthy skin, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Ip today.