Accent On You is proud to offer a complete lineup of injectable fillers from the ever-popular Botox to specific formulas designed to revitalize the contours of your face with little downtime. Sculptra offers unique advantages for people looking for facial rejuvenation without downtime, and can even be used in the back of the hands for older individuals who may suffer from volume loss in this highly visible area.
Sculptra is an injectable gel formula with the active ingredient poly-L-lactic acid, which is different from most other injectables. Common dermal fillers like Juvederm use hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in a person’s skin that draws water to the treated area to enhance fullness. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) works differently, while still adding physical volume to the treated area.
PLLA is a biocompatible compound that has been shown to stimulate the skin’s collagen production process, resulting in long-lasting benefits beyond simply filling volume like other fillers. With more collagen comes more support for the skin’s internal structure, helping treated areas appear more toned, firm, and voluminous for up to two years after treatment.
Good candidates for injectable fillers are typically older than their mid-20s and are beginning to show signs of aging such as wrinkles and folds in various parts of their face. Older adults who are suffering from volume loss in areas like under the eyes or in the cheeks or hands can also benefit from Sculptra or other volume loss treatments.
The best candidates for Sculptra or any injectable non-surgical procedure are aware that the results of their procedure are limited, and won’t be as dramatic as the results achieved through surgery or more extensive treatments.
During your first appointment at Accent On You, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nakamura, will examine your problem areas and take your medical history to make sure you are a well-qualified candidate. On your scheduled procedure date, your treatment area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the injections as comfortable as possible. After the area has been marked out for accuracy, Dr. Nakamura will make several small injections throughout the area to add volume in as natural-looking a way as possible. You’re then free to go about the rest of your day, although you may be instructed to avoid pressing too much on your face or using extra protection from the sun for several hours.
Sculptra patients report highly satisfying results from their specific procedures, with many enjoying results for far longer than other injectable formulas. There’s no downtime required after injections of Sculptra or any other dermal filler, and with side effects as minimal as some slight redness or swelling, you can go about the rest of your day without anyone knowing you’ve had a procedure.
If you want to learn more about Sculptra, how it works, and whether you might benefit from this treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to the cosmetic experts at Accent On You today. Our aestheticians are here to answer your questions and find the treatment that helps you feel more confident and pleased with your facial appearance. Call or contact us online to start your Sculptra journey today!
How long does Sculptra last?
Depending on the area injected, the amount used, and your body’s metabolism, Sculptra results can last up to two years in well-qualified patients.
Where is Sculptra used?
The most common areas for Sculptra include folds and wrinkles in the face as well as the backs of the hands.