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What Is Sculptra Used For?

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Skincare is an underrated part of your daily routine. Not everyone understands the importance of maintaining your skin’s natural beauty, which can become more complex over time. Sculptra can transform your skin, and your injection nurse or physician can help!

Let’s explore how Sculptra works, what it’s used for, and how it can benefit your skin.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved treatment that activates your skin’s natural collagen production to support its inner structure and volume. Essentially, it’s a collagen stimulator that assists in repairing your skin from its deepest layer. 

Collagen is found in connective tissue, skin, tendons, bones, and cartilage. It provides structural support and plays an essential role in cellular processes like:

  • Tissue repair
  • Immune response
  • Cellular communication
  • Cellular migration (necessary for tissue maintenance)

By age 45, you can experience up to 25% collagen loss. Collagen loss is worse in post-menopausal women as well. Sculptra treatments target this loss, helping stimulate natural collagen growth to help restore your skin.

Sculptra treatments are designed with your needs in mind. Depending on your goals, we can use Sculptra to: 

  • Soften bony areas of the face
  • Plump shallow areas of the face
  • Help your body produce more collagen
  • Correct unwanted facial lines & wrinkles

These treatments target smile lines between the nose and mouth, marionette lines around the cheek and jaw area, and chin wrinkles to restore your youthful looks. 

How Sculptra Works

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that contains PLLA, a collagen stimulator. The PLLA injection restores fullness, diminishes face wrinkles, and gives you a rejuvenated appearance. The Sculptra process works with your body to reverse the signs of aging on your skin.

Your specialist will work with you to discuss your skincare goals and create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. But on average, 3 injections spread out over 9 months (8 to 12 weeks between injections) are recommended for the best results. Every individual’s skin is unique, and your specialist will evaluate your specific needs before committing to a customized treatment plan. 

Over time, Sculptra helps your body reproduce lost collagen.

What Sets Sculptra Apart

There are many products on the market designed to address the effects of aging. These include: 

  • Collagen creams: do not fully penetrate the dermis
  • Collagen supplements: break down collagen proteins when ingested—effectiveness is inconclusive 
  • Toxins: temporarily weaken muscles to minimize frown lines in the forehead for results that last a couple of months
  • Fillers: work immediately upon injection to fill in lines, wrinkles, & folds

Sculptra is different from these products because Sculptra gives you long-lasting, natural results that you are able to see on your skin.

Sculptra works with your body to help rebuild lost collagen, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. But it sets itself apart from other anti-aging treatments by addressing the underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms. It’s a slow and steady process designed to help strengthen your skin and restore that youthful glow.

Results from Sculptra appear gradually and last up to 2 years. Your specialist will be with you every step of the way to answer any questions or concerns you have during treatment.

Transform Your Skin with Sculptra

Skin care is essential, and Sculptra is a treatment method that can help transform your skin and restore its natural beauty. Your custom treatment plan is designed with your skin and budget in mind. 

Schedule a free consultation at Aisthetikos to learn more about how Sculptra can benefit you.

Written by Ally, RN, BSCN

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