As we age, our collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see lax skin, or lines and wrinkles. This is because collagen acts as a support system for your skin’s structure. If you are bothered by lines and wrinkles caused by aging and are looking for a non-surgical solution, Sculptra® may be able to help.
Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that gradually replaces lost collagen for a youthful appearance. Created with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), this treatment helps to restore the deeper, underlying structure of the skin to reduce signs of aging. It can effectively soften the appearance of smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.
Healthy adults 18 years and older who are looking to correct facial lines and wrinkles are often good candidates for Sculptra®. However, you should not use Sculptra® if you have a history of severe scarring, have an active infection at the treatment site, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are allergic to any of Sculptra’s ingredients. For more information regarding candidacy, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
To get started, your injector will cleanse the treatment area and apply a topical numbing cream for your comfort. Then, the Sculptra® will be injected under the skin. The number of injections per appointment will vary depending on the amount of change desired. On average, patients need three injection appointments over the course of a few months to achieve optimal results.
Following your Sculptra® treatment, you may experience temporary swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, itching, and lumps at the injection site. You can use an ice pack on and off the area for the first 24-48 hours to bring down swelling. While there is no downtime required, we do advise that you avoid exercising for 24-48 hours after your injections. Results will appear gradually and can last up to two years.
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra® and how it can help you meet your anti-aging goals, contact Grand Pearl Spa today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment at our Grand Rapids, MI office to determine the right treatment for you.
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