As you get older, your skin is no longer able to produce collagen in the way that it used to. As a result, you start losing facial volume, which leads to sunken cheeks and facial wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic is one of the most popular products to correct these signs of aging. At Uptown Medical, we provide Sculptra® Aesthetic injections to anyone who wants to obtain smoother facial features and a more youthful look.Schedule Appointment
Sculptra® Aesthetic is classified as a dermal filler product, which is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The product is made using Poly-L-Lactic acid, a gel-like substance that is injected right underneath your skin. The gel also features micro-particle beads that offer a temporary filling effect.
Poly-L-Lactic acid acts as a collagen stimulator, which your body absorbs within a few days after the treatment. Once it begins taking effect, Poly-L-Lactic acid will trigger your body into producing its own collagen, filling your wrinkles and sunken areas. The result is natural facial fullness that has support, structure, and strength.
Sculptra® Aesthetic can be injected into various areas where you want to smooth out your skin. While the most common area is your face, patients may also use Sculptra® Aesthetic on their hips and buttocks.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a treatment that is beneficial in treating conditions like hollow cheeks, temples, and chin areas, as well as wrinkles around the chin and mouth. It is considered to be a safe biocompatible material to restore volume, using a substance that is naturally occurring in nature and can be safely used in medical treatments.
One of the main benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic is that it offers natural results in the long term. As your skin starts producing its own collagen, you will be able to obtain more facial volume, regaining the smooth skin that you had a few years ago.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a highly versatile dermal filler, as it is not only used on the face. The injections can be performed in different areas of your body, including your arms and buttocks. This can restore the youthful contour of your body, giving the skin a lifting effect.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a low-maintenance option, as it may take months or years until you require a touch-up. If you are still in your 30s or 40s, you will probably not have to return every few months for new injections. However, elderly patients may require more frequent touch-ups.
You are a good candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic if you notice that you have lost volume in your skin along with visible wrinkles. Older patients are generally the best candidates, as they are the ones that have lost the ability to produce their own collagen.
People with sagging skin on different areas of their body can also be good candidates for Sculptra® Aesthetic injections. Not only will these injections add more volume, but the new collagen production will also add more structure and firmness to the skin, providing a better contour. These injections can also help treat fat loss caused by conditions like HIV.
Certain health conditions like keloid formations may take you off the candidate list. In this case, a consultation with Uptown Medical Aesthetics can help determine if you are a suitable candidate or not by checking your medical history.
The dermal filler will fill out your wrinkles and hollowed areas, leading to temporary fullness. You can expect some swelling after the procedure, but this will go away within a few days.
You will start noticing the full effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic several weeks after the treatment, as your skin will start producing its own collagen using collagen biostimulators. Your deeper skin layers will remember these actions and continue producing collagen over time, even after the Poly-L-Lactic acid beads have been absorbed into the skin. Results will continue to improve for up to six months after your final injectable session.
Unlike other dermal fillers whose results only last a few months, Sculptra® Aesthetic can last more than two years. This is because this dermal filler does not add a filling agent for immediate effect. Instead, it adds a substance that trains your body into producing its own. This means that you will not have to go through this treatment as often as other injectable treatments.