If you’re looking for a non-invasive, natural and gradual way to reverse the signs of aging, volumeloss, and collagen loss, then poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra® Aesthetic) may be the treatment for you. Over time, our body produces less collagen, leading to volume loss and loss of elasticity of our skin. Poly-L-lactic acid helps to increase collagen production to reverse these effects of aging.
Volume loss in the face can lead to deep creases, hollowed temples and cheeks, or sagging jowls. When strategically injected into specific ares of the face poly-L-lactic acid can restore volume to the face creating fullness and restoring desired contours gradually over a period of several months by promoting our own body’s collagen production. And the results can last up to two years or more in selected patients.
Poly-L-lactic acid is different from usual dermal fillers such as Juvederm@ and Restylane@. It provides results over time. Other dermal fillers provide more instant results but also do not last as long. In addition to lasting longer, in the case of extensive volume loss, treatment with sculptra can achieve a much more natural looking result than filling an area with several vials of traditional tissue filler. This is because poly-L-lactic acid works by inducing and promoting the body’s own natural collagen production. Treatments with traditional fillers and Sculptra can be combined in different areas of the face to achieve beautiful and natural facial volume.
We ensure that your treatment is very comfortable by using topical anesthetic. As well the formulation of the injection included local anesthetic/freezing solution helping to numb the injection area for maximal comfort.
Down time after treatment?
Usually treatment involved minimal to no down time. As with all injectable treatments some minor swelling and bruising can occur for a few days following treatment. Using ice immediately after the treatment and for the first 24 hours helps to minimize any bruising and swelling. Makeup can be used to camouflage minor bruising.
Although there will be some initial improvement of facial volume immediately after injections, this is usually swelling and will only last for a few days. Longer-term improvement will begin over 4-6 weeks and continues until approximately 6 weeks after the final treatment session.