Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and plays a very important role in keeping skin plump, supple, and youthful. As we age, though, collagen production decreases, which leads to a loss of skin elasticity and firmness. After age 25, we usually lose about 1% of collagen each year. If that wasn’t bad enough, hormonal changes, excessive UV rays, stress, and other environmental exposures can increase the breakdown of collagen. As a result, you age even faster!.
The key to maintaining and rebuilding structure within the body lies in building collagen in our soft tissue. That’s where Sculptra comes in.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved biostimulatory dermal filler designed to create a more youthful appearance. Source of Health offers Sculptra injections at our office in Scottsdale, Arizona to help patients boost their natural collagen production and correct volume loss in the face.
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of Sculptra injections.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra activates the skin’s natural rejuvenating powers. It’s a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injectable that treats the underlying cause of facial volume loss, loss of collagen.
It’s much less invasive than a surgical facelift, but it can deliver remarkable results. Our clients love Sculptra because the treatment is fast, safe, and delivers long-lasting results. Of course, every person is unique, but Sculptra results could last for two years or more.
Benefits of Sculptra
Sculptra takes a targeted approach to create a softer, natural-looking volume in the face. It continues to build your body’s natural collagen well after the injection. This revolutionary treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the temples, cheeks, chin, jaw, and even body areas like the hip dips and buttocks, knees, and elbows..
It’s Safe and Effective
Sculptra’s PLLA is hypo-allergenic, breaking down into CO2 and H2O, so it has a low risk of adverse side effects. In addition, because it produces bioidentical collagen, it integrates with your skin and creates natural and subtle volume.
Smooths Skin Texture
Healthy collagen production is the foundation of radiant, youthful skin. Sculptra stimulates natural collagen production, so in addition to smoothing wrinkles and plumping volume loss, it also evens skin texture and tone.
Every person is unique, but Sculptra treatments can last for up to two years. However, because Sculptra works with your body to boost collagen and rejuvenate skin, it can take anywhere from one to three months to see full results.
There are a few measures that you can take to maximize your dermal filler results. For best results, we encourage patients to avoid direct sunlight, use quality skincare, practice healthy lifestyle habits, and pair fillers with medical-grade skincare treatments. Our skincare specialists can design a treatment plan that supports your goals and maintains your glowing appearance for as long as possible.
This treatment delivers maximum results with minimal downtime. The Sculptra dermal filler procedure is quick and requires virtually no downtime, so it can fit into your busy schedule.
Sculptra Injection Procedure
During your free consultation with our expert medical injector, they will analyze your skin, discuss your goals and create a targeted treatment plan. In addition, they’ll answer your questions and go over any concerns you have so you feel fully prepared for your procedure.
At your appointment, the injector will prep the skin for your Sculptra injection procedure. They will cleanse your skin and use an anesthetic to numb the injection areas. This step ensures you feel comfortable throughout the treatment.
A thin needle will then be injected into targeted areas on the face. Depending on the number of areas being treated, patients can typically expect the procedure to last 30 to 40 minutes.
After the Procedure
After the procedure, you can get back to your normal activities. There’s usually no downtime required, making this an excellent choice for those with busy schedules. Just make sure to follow your doctor’s post-injection instructions. You will need to massage the treated areas for the next week for best results.
The Rule of 5s with Sculptra
Everyone needs their own plan when it comes to Sculptra. What works for you, may not work for another. For example, on an average 50 year old, they might need:
- 5 vials of Sculptra
- 5 weeks between treatments
- 5 minutes of massage daily, 5 times a day for 5 days after each treatment
- 5 months to see initial results
- 5 year long term results
Sculptra can benefit many clients. Those with volume loss from aging or weight loss may be ideal candidates.
Source of Health is Scottsdale’s Premiere Sculptra Injector
If you’re over 35, Sculptra could be an absolute game changer for you! By taking a more holistic approach to addressing the aging process, you can benefit from longer-lasting results that save you money while also improving your satisfaction. Contact the Source of Health team to see if Sculptra is right for you with a free consultation.