Sculptra in Meridian
Dermal fillers continue to rise in popularity among patients of all ages, allowing them to unlock cosmetic enhancements without the need for invasive techniques. At the Leyngold Institute for Plastic Surgery, we offer a full line of non-surgical treatments, including Sculptra in Meridian, to allow you to realize your ideals through safer, milder treatment options. Contact us to learn more about this injectable treatment and if it is right for you.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator containing microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA). Sculptra is indicated to restore facial skin structure and may provide long lasting results.
The ingredients in the product are injected beneath the skin, carrying the special formula into target areas. Sculptra promote collagen production. This essential body protein is key to having skin that looks and feels younger, tighter, and firmer.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
- Safe, FDA-approved treatment option
- Restore or enhance the volume of treated areas
- Replenish the treated area’s collagen supply
- No downtime or recovery period
- May provide long-lasting results
- Convenient and quick treatment sessions
Is Sculptra Right for Me?
Sculptra can be an ideal solution for patients with healthy immune system who want improve shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies, fine lines and wrinkles primarily in the cheek and temple regions. It may also be used off label to add volume or shape the buttock or shape the contours of the hips. It is particularly suitable for patients who may not have enough body fat for gluteal fat grafting, but it also works for patients of all body types. The volume increases it provides are milder, resulting in cosmetic enhancements that look more natural. Being a non-surgical option, the treatment is open to a wider range of patients in almost all age groups.
To learn if Sculptra is right for you, the first step is to book a consultation with one of the physicians at the Leyngold Institute of Plastic Surgery. Your specialist will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your cosmetic goals, taking the time to fully understand your expectations before matching you with potential treatment options.
What's the Treatment Like?
Patients can expect a smoother and quick treatment experience, with a duration anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes. Several treatments spaced out few months may be required to achieve optimal results. This short duration ensures patients have little to no interruption to their daily routine while still receiving results that can last for years. Some factors that can influence your treatment session are the areas treated, the number of injections, and the type of aesthetic you are aiming for. In every case, your specialist will provide you with a personalized outline of what to expect so there will be no surprises on your treatment day.
The treatment itself is typically well tolerated. We usually apply a numbing cream to the treatment area ahead of time to reduce any discomfort to a minimum. Most patients tend to report minimal pain.
Is There a Recovery for Sculptra?
Most patients can return to their daily routines the moment they walk out the door from their treatment. However, we do recommend limiting strenuous activities for a few days to avoid irritating or bruising the treatment sites. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling around the injection sites, but this also fades within a matter of days. If there is tenderness around the injections, patients can easily manage it with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
When Can I See the Results?
One of the differences with Sculptra is that while it can provide some immediate improvements, the full benefits are seen a few weeks to months after the injections. This is because the formula will need some time to bring about more active collagen production. As new collagen begins to build up, patients can expect to see further reductions in signs of aging. For most patients, this will be about 4 to 6 weeks after their session. However, the advantage is that Sculptra results can last longer than typical dermal fillers, with patients seeing benefits for 2 years or more. The duration of results can depend on factors like lifestyle choices, age, current health, and sun exposure.
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