While the fine lines and wrinkles that develop with age can be disheartening, drastic aesthetic treatment can feel even more daunting. The fact of the matter is that many patients want skin rejuvenation results that still allow them to look their age. If you’re one of these patients, Sculptra® might be the ideal injectable treatment you’ve been looking for.
Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates have an enduring commitment to provide the highest quality cosmetic and dermatology procedures available. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation, contact us today!
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is one of the best dermal fillers available today for patients that want long-lasting skin rejuvenation results. When it comes to dermal fillers, one of the most frustrating things about treatment is the need for follow-injections; Sculptra does not have this problem. FDA-approved in 2009, it can provide wrinkle, fine line, and skin laxity correction that can last for more than two years after just three simple injection sessions spaced 4-8 weeks apart.
How Does it Work?
The way that Sculptra® works is a little different than traditional dermal filler treatments. Typically, dermal fillers are administered and then repeated after their effects have worn off. The time this takes can vary drastically, with effects lasting anywhere between 6-12 months.
On average, patients undergo three injection sessions spaced 4-8 weeks apart. During each of these sessions, a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) solution is injected into the treatment area. Once this has been injected into the skin, the PLLA microspheres begin to slowly construct and reinforce a collagen framework. This framework helps get rid of wrinkles in the short term and help them stay gone in the long term because it increase the body’s own ability to produce collagen.
What can it Treat?
This injectable can treat many of the most common signs of aging in a way that is both effective and natural-looking. Some of the specific wrinkles that Sculptra® can treat include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
What is a Sculptra® Treatment Like?
While most patients undergo three treatments, some individuals only need one or two injection sessions to get dramatic, long-lasting changes. It usually takes 45-90 days to see the full results of this treatment.
One of the best things about Sculptra® is the lack of downtime that comes with it. While detectable fullness and bruising are possible in the days following treatment, these side effects usually subside quickly.
Sculptra® is an excellent way for patients to get beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting wrinkle correction. Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a consultation appointment with us at either or Worcester or Chelmsford offices.