As men and women age, they often begin to notice that their faces look slightly more sullen and less vibrant than they did when they were younger. This change can be attributed to the natural depletion of collagen over time. Individuals looking for a subtle, non-invasive way to correct this problem and breathe new life into their appearances may want to consider Sculptra®.
RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa is proud to provide clients in the Nashville area with the highest standard of minimally invasive aesthetic care. Contact us today for more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation.
What is Sculptra®?
FDA-approved in 2009, Sculptra® is an injectable anti-aging treatment unlike any other. This product provides results gradually over time by replacing lost collagen and promoting its production. The full results of treatment last most patients for over two years.
Sculptra® can most successfully treat:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
Because the results of Sculptra® are both long term and short term, it provides patients with changes that are refined, gradual, and natural-looking.
How Does it Work?
Sculptra® is comprised primarily of poly-L-lactic, or PLLA. During treatment, this substance is injected deep into the dermis, or the innermost layer of the skin. Once PLLA floods the dermis, it pushes up and swells the skin. The injection site is then carefully massaged to ensure that the Sculptra® solution is evenly distributed throughout the treatment area.
Over time, the PLLA microparticles begin to replace collagen in the deep dermis, creating a strong, stable collagen framework. This supports, tightens, and volumizes the skin, making it look and feel healthier and more youthful.
This treatment typically works best when patients participate in 2-3 injection sessions spaced 6-10 weeks apart. While it takes between 45-90 days to see the full results of treatment, these results tend to last at least two years.
Following each injection session, some patients experience slight bruising and mild to moderate swelling. Fortunately, these side effects usually subside within two days of receiving injections.
Am I a Candidate?
Almost anyone interested in restoring lost facial volume is a potential candidate for Sculptra®. Before undergoing treatment, patients need to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, a member of our expert medical team will take into account each patient’s aesthetic goals, current state of health, and medical history in order to decide what course of treatment is best for them.
Sculptra® is a subtly elegant solution to lost facial volume. If you’re interested in getting a long-lasting, rejuvenated, refreshed look, contact RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa today to schedule a consultation appointment.