Are you looking for a way to get back to your more youthful appearance? Noticing things like wrinkles and sagging as you get older? At Worcester Dermatology in Worcester and Chelmsford, MA, we can help. Here’s everything you should know about visiting us for Sculptra treatments.
How Soon Does Sculptra Start Working?
One of the reasons why so many patients and doctors love Sculptra so much is because of how quickly it gets results. As soon as it’s injected, the filler will start to take effect by taking up space under your skin.
The product will then help to stimulate your body’s production of collagen for long-lasting, highly effective results. The full results of your treatment should be visible after about six weeks.
Everything You Should Know About Your Skin
Before getting into how this dermal filler works, it may help to understand what’s happening to your skin as you age in the first place. Your skin comprises various chemicals, all of which perform different tasks. The two most important ones to discuss here are collagen and hyaluronic acid.
This is a sugar that helps your skin maintain its hydration. It attracts moisture molecules to itself and attaches to them, ensuring that your skin stays hydrated. This is also what makes your skin appear full and round.
As you get older, you’ll lose significant amounts of hyaluronic acid. This will make your face appear much thinner, and you might notice that your skin is dryer than it used to be.
You can naturally find collagen in your skin, as well as various other parts of your body. That includes your muscles, bones, and other areas. Collagen is a protein that’s responsible for maintaining the structure of your skin and various other tissues. It also helps your skin to maintain elasticity.
As your skin loses collagen, you’ll start to notice that more and more wrinkles appear on your face. You may also see some amount of sagging, especially around your jawline. These can be frustrating signs of aging to see.
What Is Sculptra?
This is an injectable treatment that was originally designed to help patients with HIV who were experiencing lipoatrophy or a thinning of the face. Today, it’s used to help reduce the cosmetic side effects of aging and illness by adding more volume and elasticity to the skin on the face.
Sculptra is made with poly-lactic acid. This is an ingredient that stimulates collagen production. As we’ve already discussed, collagen is crucial for maintaining your skin’s elasticity. Stimulating more collagen will help provide more fullness to the face while also smoothing out any wrinkling that you may have noticed with age.
What Is Treatment Like?
Preparing for Your Injections
Before we can provide you with this treatment, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. We’ll make sure to consult with you so we can ensure that your goals are met and that your treatment is as effective as possible.
In the days leading up to your appointment, there will be certain things that you’ll have to avoid. This includes substances that could thin your blood and cause bruising where the treatment is applied. You’ll need to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, and some over-the-counter medications and supplements.
We’re proud to offer all our patients safe, effective, and comfortable treatments at our clinic. When you visit us for your injections of this treatment, you can trust that your experience will be the best it can be. We’ll start by thoroughly cleaning the areas where you’re getting treatment.
Once the skin is clean, we can begin injecting the product. We’ll apply small amounts at a time to get you the precise results you’re looking for. You’ll only feel a slight pinch as the needle is applied. There should be no pain. Your appointment will likely take under an hour in total.
After Your Treatment
You can leave our clinic as soon as your treatment is done. We’ll ensure that you get instructions on how to care for your skin over the following days as the treatment takes effect. Because it’s non-invasive, the recovery period is low-maintenance and fast.
For the next week or so, you’ll simply need to ensure that you avoid things that could irritate your skin. This includes any extreme temperatures in temperature as well as direct sunlight. You should also avoid taxing physical activity or anything else that could trigger a lot of sweating.
Who Is a Candidate?
Because this injectable was originally formulated to treat people with severe illnesses like HIV, it’s designed to be incredibly safe. This means that almost anybody can be a good candidate. During our initial consultation with you, we’ll go over your medical history to ensure this is the right option for you.
The best candidate is someone who wants to put a significant amount of volume back into their face to help it appear full and youthful. If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your overall appearance significantly, and you want something effective and non-invasive, this treatment is perfect.
Contact Our Clinic Today
If you’re ready to look young and healthy again, it’s time to consider getting Sculptra treatments. The team at our clinic will be excited to welcome you. Learn more by getting in touch with us at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester and Chelmsford, MA.