You have probably seen the countless before and after pictures of patients who have received Botox injections. Until a few decades ago, such a simple solution for loose skin and unsightly wrinkles and lines was unheard of.
Thanks to advancements in the field of medicine and the overall growth of its plastic surgery subset, millions of men and women have enjoyed the benefits provided by this and other injectable filler materials.
Of course, perhaps the greatest highlight of the cosmetic procedure industry is its unwillingness to remain static; new and innovative treatments are continually brought to the public scene, many of which see a major boom in popularity not long after.
Do you Want to Get a Sculptra Treatment? What to Know About This Volumizer
The sculptra is one such procedure that has seen marked growth in the last couple of years, particularly since it offers natural-looking results that are both long-lasting and which occur gradually.
Due to how quickly they take effect, many alternative filler products come off appearing inauthentic and otherwise not as aesthetically pleasing, which is obviously a major source of concern for prospective patients. What is more, and perhaps the most distinct advantage of the Sculptra line is the permanence of those results.
What are the benefits of Sculptra?
- Increases your body’s natural production of collagen
- Quick recovery time – Sculptra patients can resume day-to-day activities almost instantly
- The results appear gradually; nobody will know you underwent a cosmetic treatment
- Affected areas typically see 80% improvement
After the completion of the final treatment (your doctor will determine the exact number needed), most people can expect to enjoy the benefits of firmer, toner skin for approximately two years. If you are any at all familiar with similar cosmetic procedures, you know this is much better than whatever else is offered on the market today.
Needless to say, individuals who are not interested in having a facelift or other invasive cosmetic procedure can still get the perfect look they always wanted. For understandable reasons, many people are hesitant to go under the knife, which is why we expect Sculptra to remain popular on the plastic surgery scene for quite some time, although as said, it does not technically fall under the category.
An inside look at the injection
Poly-l-lactic acid is the main active ingredient in Sculptra, and it has been used for over a quarter of a century to minimize the appearance of deep scars and skin folds around the mouth and near the nose region.
Before the treatment begins, your doctor will apply a numbing cream to the target region; this process takes about 20 minutes, and is followed by the injection of the pre-mixed Sculptra product. Following the application, your doctor will massage the injection site so as to facilitate recovery and ease any skin discomfort or irritation that the procedure may have caused.
All told, you should expect each Sculptra treatment to take 30 minutes to complete. While there will be a little bit of discomfort felt at the injection site, most physicians apply topical anesthetics in addition to mixing a small amount in with the Sculptra itself.
What Side Effects Should I Expect From My Sculptra Treatment?
The most common side effects include minor bruising/swelling and bleeding, but these typically last no longer than two days post-treatment. Some patients have also experienced itching, tenderness, and pain at the injection site; contact your doctor if this becomes severe or does not dissipate within a few days after your procedure.
Be Ready For Bruising the Right Way
A helpful word of advice for patients preparing for this operation: avoid the consumption of any and all medications containing Aspirin. This and other blood thinners can increase the chance and extent of bruising. One supplement many plastic surgeons recommend to patients who bruise easily (especially smokers) to take is Arnica Montana. Wearing makeup in the days following your Sculptra treatment will also help conceal the side effects for the time being.
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