Neaman Medi Spa is one of the top providers of Sculptra injections throughout Portland and the surrounding areas. Sculptra is unlike hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane products, not only in the main ingredient, but also that it doesn’t just add volume, but rather helps your own collagen grow.
Facial fat loss can happen as we age. Losing fat underneath our skin can lead to a sunken cheek look, indentations and even hallows beneath the eyes. Sculptra is designed with this in mind and is a biocompatible, safe, and synthetic material that is injected into the sunken areas in the face to add a more youthful fullness.
Sculptra is one of the longest lasting fillers on the market today. In fact, it is so popular due to the time it lasts but also the fact that it actually stimulates collagen growth. It smoothes wrinkles and folds and is particularly good with the deep folds, such as the “marionette lines” running from the nose to the chin. Sculptra provides a significant, but gradual increase in the skin thickness by helping your body build up its own collagen—thus improving the appearance of the folds and sunken areas.
Are There Side Effects of Sculptra Injections?
While Sculptra is an all-natural collagen booster, there are some potential side effects of which you should be aware:
Sculptra treatment sessions are generally considered a safe and easy way of smoothing facial wrinkles, and side effects are rare. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about Sculptra injections and can provide advice if you experience any adverse reactions.
The main component of Sculptra, (poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA), has been used in dissolvable sutures for years, demonstrating its safety. Lactic acid is what is made in our muscles after exercise. Sculptra helps the body replace what it has lost, rather than introducing artificial or synthetic compounds deep within the dermis. Sculptra creates a foundation which gradually restores fullness by reinforcing collagen structures in the body. The gradual and subtle wrinkle correction created by Sculptra provides a more refined appearance and can last more than two years, significantly longer than most dermal fillers.
Areas Ideal For Sculptra Filler Injections:
For How Long Does Does Sculptra Last?
Sculptra can last up to 2 years in most patients. Sculptra’s counterparts like Juvederm and Restylane usually last only nine months to one year. Yet, Sculptra does not necessarily provide instant gratification to patients. Since Sculptra isn’t just adding volume, but helping your body stimulate its own collagen growth, it can take 45-90 days to see the full result of your Sculptra injection.
How Can Scuptra Be Used With Other Products?
Sculptra is a great alternative to hyaluronic acid fillers. Though the initial treatment might be a bit more costly, the longevity of the product can make it more cost-effective long term. In addition, Sculptra can be added to other treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane products to achieve the ultimate liquid facelift.
Is Sculptra FDA Approved?
Sculptra received its full FDA approval in 2009 for cosmetic use within the United States. However, it has been used extensively in Europe, Canada, and another 20 countries since 1999.
For more information about Sculptra and how it can be used to help you achieve your desired look, or to set up a complimentary consultation, please call Neaman Medi Spa at 844-338-5445.