If you have wrinkles and creases around your nose or mouth, you may have tried various things to reduce their appearance. While over-the-counter products can improve your skin, they often fail to resolve these signs of aging. A more effective solution for fine lines and creases in this area could be Sculptra treatment.
Sculptra dermal fillers work beneath the skin’s surface to promote collagen production and tackle age-related changes. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, particularly around the nose and mouth.
Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine provides Sculptra injectables. Learn more about Sculptra dermal fillers below.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
As you age, several of the natural components in your skin begin to decline. The most notable are collagen and hyaluronic acid. When collagen decreases, your skin loses elasticity and becomes more susceptible to movement. This causes wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creases to form.
With decreased hyaluronic acid, your skin loses volume and fullness. Areas like the cheeks and under the eyes can begin to sag and have a more aged, hollow appearance due to this volume loss.
Dermal fillers address these various signs of aging in several ways. Many dermal fillers use injectable hyaluronic acid to restore volume beneath the skin. Some dermal fillers actually stimulate collagen production, which can resolve most age-related changes,
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an innovative dermal filler injectable that can add volume under the skin. While other dermal fillers rely on hyaluronic acid to increase volume, Sculptra increases collagen production to resolve age-related changes.
The Benefits of Sculptra Injections
Sculptra injectables can address various aesthetic concerns, but they are most often used to reduce signs of aging around the nose and mouth. This includes nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and marionette lines (the lines that form around the corners of the lips).
In some cases, Sculptra may also be used to add volume to other areas of the body where more fullness is desired.
How Is Sculptra Treatment Performed?
Before your first Sculptra session, you will need to have a consultation appointment with a cosmetic medicine provider. This is to ensure that Sculptra is the best course of treatment to meet your needs. Once this is confirmed, you can schedule your first session.
There is no real preparation required for a Sculptra session. On the day of your procedure, you should cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Do not apply anything topical to your skin. This includes creams, moisturizers, and makeup.
If you use any kind of topical medication, please speak with your provider about whether it can be applied on the day of Sculptra treatment or not.
During your Sculptra session, you can sit and relax comfortably while our provider administers your injections.
A topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin to make you most comfortable during the session. Once this has taken full effect, we will mark the areas of the face receiving treatment. For most patients, this is around the nose and mouth.
After marking the appropriate areas, your injections will be administered. A thin needle will be inserted under the skin to deliver the Sculptra solution beneath the surface.
Once all of the necessary injections have been placed, your treatment is complete, and you can return home. The entire process takes about 20 to 30 minutes to finish, depending on your aesthetic desires.
Seeing Your Sculptra Results
Your Sculptra results will be visible within a few hours and will continue to develop over several days. You may see an increase in fullness under the skin wherever injections are administered. This can help create a more youthful-looking face overall.
Sculptra’s main action is stimulating collagen production, but this will not immediately be apparent. Following your session, the process of producing collagen will begin beneath the skin. It will take several weeks to months to see the effects of this boost in collagen.
Once enough collagen has been restored in your skin, you can expect a significant decrease in wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creases.
It is important to note that your Sculptra outcome will not be permanent. While Sculptra lasts much longer than other dermal fillers, these results will require continued sessions.
The results of an initial Sculptra treatment can last up to two years for some patients. To maintain these results, you will need to have additional Sculptra injections administered one to two times yearly.
Are You a Candidate for Sculptra Treatment?
Clients looking to address certain signs of aging could be suitable candidates for Sculptra injectables. If you have deep wrinkles around the nose or mouth, Sculptra can be an effective treatment that helps you achieve a more youthful appearance. With that being said, Sculptra is a unique dermal filler that may not be the best fit for every client.
To confirm that Sculptra is right for you, please schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic medicine providers. We will assess your skin and examine the signs of aging you are looking to resolve. This will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for Sculptra injectables.
Sculptra Dermal Fillers in Miami, FL
Do you have deep lines and creases around the nose or mouth? Sculptra injectables could help resolve these aesthetic concerns and more. Sculptra can reduce age-related changes by restoring collagen production beneath the skin.
Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine offers Sculptra treatment for clients looking to achieve a more youthful appearance. Please call us today to schedule your Sculptra consultation.