How Long Does Sculptra Last?

One of the many side effects of aging is changes to your appearance. You may have noticed more fine lines and wrinkles, or that your face doesn’t look quite as full as it used to. There are plenty of treatment options that can help you look younger, but Sculptra is one of the best. When you visit Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, we can help you get the youthful appearance you want with this treatment option.

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

It’s normal for the texture and appearance of your skin to change as you age. The older you get, the more you may find that your skin wrinkles, sags, and appears thinner. If you’re looking for a way to maintain a youthful healthy look, then Sculptra could be the solution for you.

There are almost innumerable benefits to going with a treatment like this one if you’re looking to improve your appearance. One of them is how long this treatment lasts. You can expect your results to last for up to two years—a lot longer than some of the other injectable treatments available.

What Is It?

If you’re interested in getting this treatment, then you’re probably wondering what it is. This is an injectable filler that’s been in use since 1999. In 2004, it was approved to help those experiencing lipoatrophy, which causes a loss of fat in the face area and results in a thinner, gaunt appearance.

In 2014, it was approved as a cosmetic treatment that helps the face look fuller, younger, and smoother. When you receive this treatment, after just a few injections you’ll find that you have a more youthful and healthier appearance.

What Causes Changes in the Skin?

Your skin is made up of a protein called collagen. This protein is what allows your skin to maintain its firm, smooth appearance. It also contains a protein called elastin, which is what allows your skin to retain elasticity, and smooth out when the muscles underneath are relaxed.

However, as you get older and your skin continues to be exposed to the elements, the amount of collagen and elastin begins to diminish. This will affect the structural integrity of your skin, resulting in sagging and wrinkling of the skin. These changes can be further exacerbated by exposure to the sun, dry skin, and excessive smoking and alcohol consumption.

How Does It Work?

Sculptra is made with an ingredient called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. When it’s injected into the skin, this ingredient stimulates collagen production. By doing this, the injectable will help smooth out your skin’s appearance, getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines.

At the same time, the collagen production will provide fullness to your face, offering you a much more supple and youthful look overall.

What Happens During Treatment?

At our clinic, you can expect treatment to be safe, fast, and effective. We offer our patients a clean, comfortable, and relaxed environment where the treatment will be performed. First, we will begin with a consultation. This will help us determine your goals and help you set expectations. If you have any questions at any point during this process, our technicians will be more than happy to answer.

Once the consultation is done, we will be able to begin the treatment. Your skin will be carefully cleaned to remove any grime, oil, or sweat that’s built up in the targeted areas. A small amount of numbing cream may be applied to the targeted areas to make the process even more comfortable for you. Once the skin has been prepared, our technicians will use a fine, precise needle to strategically insert the Sculptra.

What Happens After Treatment?

This injectable requires no downtime once the treatment is complete. This means you can get back to your life right away. The healing process is also very fast and requires very little from you.

You may be instructed to massage the area a few times a day over the next week or so. You may also need to avoid direct sunlight or anything that might cause you to sweat excessively for the first few days after your treatment. This will help you achieve the best results.

What Can It Treat?

One of the best parts of this treatment is that it can be used almost anywhere on the body. One of the main places people receive this injection is the facial area. When you receive this treatment on the face, you’ll find that your complexion is smoother, fuller, and more supple.

Several parts of the face can benefit from this treatment. This includes:

  • Frown lines
  • Wrinkles around the forehead area
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks and temples

What Are Its Benefits?

There are almost countless benefits to receiving this treatment, especially when you come to our clinic. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are ready to guide you through the process and make it as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

You’ll Look Younger

As you age, your skin sagging, wrinkling, and creating fine lines can make you look older than you might actually feel. One of the best parts of getting this treatment is that it will provide you with a fuller, younger look.

It can also help you look healthier. This treatment was first approved to help those living with HIV who experience lipoatrophy, or a loss of fat tissue in the facial area. You’ll also find this treatment beneficial if you’re looking to reduce or eliminate cellulite, or if you’re looking to tighten the skin around your stomach if you’ve given birth.

It’s Fast

There are lots of treatment options available that claim to help you look younger quickly. But how fast are they, really? When you go with this treatment option, you’ll find that you’re able to get the results you want within a few weeks.

Depending on which areas you want to be treated and how many injections you’ll need, you can expect the process itself to take just 20 to 30 minutes.

It’s Natural-Looking

There are lots of different treatment options that offer dramatic results if you want your skin to look younger. However, because these results are so dramatic, it’ll be very noticeable that you’ve had work done. This often means having to answer questions from curious friends and family members. Those are questions you may not feel comfortable with.

This treatment option offers results quickly. But because they come on gradually, it won’t necessarily look like you’ve had any work done. Changes to your appearance will be effective but subtle and look entirely natural.

It’s Long-Lasting

Injectables are a temporary treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and thinning of the face. There are many different types of injectables, some of them lasting several months.

This injectable is different. One of the major benefits is that you’ll get long-lasting results. While many injectables will require you to get treatment again every few months, when you go with Sculptra, you can expect your results to last for up to two years.

It’s Non-Invasive

Surgical procedures are certainly one way to get the youthful appearance you want. But the major downside is how invasive these procedures are. They are also very time-consuming, and the procedure itself can take hours. You’ll also need to think about your recovery time, which can be quite lengthy. Among these drawbacks, you’ll also want to consider the risks involved with surgery.

But going with this injectable offers you a completely non-invasive option. Instead of having to go under the knife, our technicians will simply use a super precise needle to apply the injections, and you’ll be able to leave the clinic immediately after your treatment session is complete with no downtime.

It’s Low-Maintenance

Because this injectable lasts so long, it requires very minimal maintenance. This makes it the perfect option for anyone who wants to see results but doesn’t have the time for constant upkeep.

If you’re planning on getting this injectable, you’ll need to get around 3 treatment sessions over a few months. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy your results for up to 2 years. When you come to our clinic, we will help you determine a treatment plan that works for you.

It’s Safe

As with any type of treatment or procedure, the safety of this injectable is probably one of your main concerns. If you’re looking for a safe way to get younger, healthier-looking skin, then Sculptra is a great option.

This filler has been carefully studied and has been used as an effective treatment option since 1999. The main ingredient, PLLA, has historically been used as a way to stimulate collagen, something that is naturally present in your body. The PLLA itself will be easily and safely absorbed by your body, making this is a fantastic alternative to more invasive options.

Sculptra Versus Botox

One of the most popular injections that can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles is Botox. It’s one of the most well-known injectables on the market and is made with a neuromodulator that forces muscles to relax.

However, Botox may not be a safe or effective treatment option for everyone. It also doesn’t offer the same benefits that Sculptra does. While this filler will help you maintain volume in your face and can address many other parts of the body, Botox simply addresses lines and may not be effective for other parts of your body.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Almost anyone is a good candidate for this treatment. If you are over 18 and are looking to improve the appearance of your face by getting rid of wrinkles and increasing the volume of various parts of your face, then this could be a very effective treatment. It can also be beneficial for those who are experiencing a thinning of the facial area.

As another bonus, this filler can be used as a preventative measure. Most people begin to notice their skin changing around their late 20s or 30s. But you don’t have to wait to see thinning of the face and wrinkles to get treatment. This filler will help you maintain your youthful appearance even before these normal signs of aging start to show.

Look and Feel Your Best

Sculptra is a fantastic way to get the young, healthy appearance you want. When you visit our clinic, you can trust that your carefully trained technicians will make the treatment process fast, safe, and effective. Are you ready to learn more? Visit Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA today.

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