Collagen serves as one of the main building blocks for our bodies. It’s a major component of our bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, hair, and skin. As far as skin goes, collagen is what keeps your skin looking plump and youthful. But as we age, the body’s natural production of this powerhouse protein starts to decline…beginning as early as your mid-20s. That decline eventually shows up in the form of sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
There are plenty of great products on the market touting collagen as a key ingredient, like creams, supplements, powders, and even drinks. But because the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the dermis, traditional collagen creams have minimal impact, working primarily as moisturizers. Dietary supplements also have limitations, since collagen is a protein that can be broken down during the digestion process. Still, most products can provide some slight benefit, although often minimal at best. But most people find themselves wanting more noticeable results that last. And that’s where Sculptra® Aesthetic steals the show for Louisville area residents!
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable designed to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production. It’s delivered directly to the area where collagen stimulation is desired to achieve that bouncy, plump, youthful skin we all crave. It works gradually following your treatment to boost collagen, so no one will have a clue that you’ve had any work done…but they’re sure to take notice as time appears to be reversing on your skin! So, if you want to look younger without appearing like you’ve had work done, then chances are Sculptra Aesthetic may be the right treatment for you!
So how exactly does Sculptra work?
To put it in a scientific way, Sculptra is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body to aid in the rebuilding of lost collagen through a series of treatments. A trained specialist injects Sculptra deep within the dermis, where strands of collagen provide your skin’s structure. Over time, the PLLA helps the body reproduce lost collagen, resulting in nasolabial folds and other skin wrinkles being reduced or even eliminated.
How many injections are needed for the best results?
The number of treatments vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, Sculptra is done with a series of injections typically over the course of three months. Each treatment only takes a few minutes, then you can go on about your day.
Are there any side effects of Sculptra injections?
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of Scupltra injections include:
- Pain at the injection site
In rare cases, allergic reactions have been reported. Your provider will go over all risks and make sure you are a good candidate for treatment with Sculptra at your consultation.
How long do results last with Sculptra injections?
This is the million-dollar question, so listen carefully – more than 80% of Sculptra patients reported being very happy with their results two years after treatment! You heard right – TWO YEARS!
If you’re ready to be on your way to younger-looking skin that lasts, contact your Louisville Med Spa today!
If you’re in the Louisville area and would like to find out if Sculptra is right for you, give us a call at (502) 618-0995 to schedule your free consultation. We’ll go over all the details of this amazing treatment and determine if you’re a good candidate.