When you’re looking for innovative aesthetic treatments for deep wrinkles around your nose and mouth, Sculptra® dermal fillers may be a great option for you. Deep facial lines and wrinkles make many people feel self-conscious. Treatments to help reduce the appearance of these wrinkles can help you feel more confident. Sculptra injections are a simple, convenient option for natural-looking results for wrinkles on your face.
Sculptra is one of the aesthetic injectables we offer at our clinics. These dermal fillers are injected into the skin to help reverse the signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, folds, and creases. Sculptra fillers contain poly L lactic acid (PLLA), which helps stimulate collagen production in your dermis. Collagen is the protein that makes up the structure of your skin. As we age, collagen production slows down, which can lead to your face looking hollow, sunken, or deeply creased. Sculptra aesthetic injections are typically used to treat deep lines around the nose and mouth, such as smile lines and chin wrinkles.
Sculptra is an innovative option for aesthetic treatments. Other fillers, like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, use hyaluronic acid gel, which sits under the skin to fill in problem areas. These fillers are great for smaller, finer lines and wrinkles, they typically aren’t recommended for deep wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers also typically last for 6 to 18 months. Sculptra, on the other hand, gets deep into the dermis to help increase your natural collagen production. This can help with deeper wrinkles and adding volume to hollow or empty areas. Results can last for up to two years before needing retreatment, often just one injection per year afterwards. Because Sculptra injections target collagen production, they help target the cause of wrinkles, rather than simply masking the effects.
If you’re interested in Sculptra injections, the first step is making an appointment with our team to discuss your options and get a consultation. This appointment is where we talk about your desired results and expectations, the particulars of the treatment based on your situation, and discuss the potential risks and side effects. If you’re a good candidate for Sculptra dermal fillers, then our aesthetic professionals perform the treatment in our office. This involves injecting the Sculptra poly L lactic acid gel into areas of your face to stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance.
After Sculptra aesthetic treatments, you can typically go back to your normal activities immediately after. You might experience mild symptoms or side effects such as swelling, tenderness, redness, or bruising. These typically get better within a few days. To help with any swelling or tenderness, you can use cold compresses on your face for a few minutes at a time. In most cases you can also use makeup to cover any light bruising you experience.
An important part of recovery is to massage the treated area. This helps distribute the Sculptra gel. While it’s important to talk about your specific instructions with our provider, typically this involves massaging the area for about five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days after treatment.
You might notice results immediately after treatment, but it can take several weeks to a couple of months to see full results. In addition, you may need multiple treatments. Many women receive three treatments over the course of three or four months for optimal results.
Sculptra dermal fillers offer many benefits for people looking to improve the look of wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance on the face. Our aesthetic professionals can discuss these treatments based on your unique circumstances and expectations, but here are a few reasons why so many people are choosing Sculptra injections for facial rejuvenation.
Sculptra aesthetic treatments are a minimally-invasive way to get natural-looking results for deep wrinkles. Because poly L lactic acid stimulates your body’s collagen production, these injectables offer gradual and natural results. Collagen takes around four to eight weeks to produce after Sculptra treatments, so your skin can improve over time. Therefore, these are a good solution if you want a more youthful look without having people ask you whether you’ve had work done.
Another great benefit of this innovative aesthetic treatment is that it offers long-lasting results. While everyone is different, results can last up to two years without more injections. This is longer than many other types of dermal fillers. In addition, some people may need only one treatment a year afterwards to help maintain their Sculptra results.
Sculptra dermal fillers are also one of the few minimally-invasive options to help with deep lines and wrinkles. Other fillers or even neurotoxins like Botox are typically recommended for fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, if you have severe wrinkles around your mouth and nose, Sculptra may offer better results than many other aesthetic treatments. Our team can help you determine which treatments are right for you based on your health and desired results.
Also, Sculptra aesthetic injectables don’t require downtime for most people. In fact, many people leave our office and go right back to their normal activities. Unlike cosmetic surgery, there’s generally no need to take off weeks of work for recovery or avoid certain activities. Aside from massaging the treated area throughout the day, recovery is pretty simple for most people.
Of course, Sculptra injections aren’t right for everyone, and there are some disadvantages. It’s important to understand these disadvantages, too, so you can make the right choice for you. Our providers can help you weigh the risks and benefits during your consultation, but here are a couple of disadvantages that may lead you to explore different options.
We mentioned that the results from Sculptra are typically gradual, which for some people is a great benefit, but for others it’s a drawback. For these aesthetic treatments, you need patience to see results, as they can take one to three months to see and you may need multiple treatments. Other treatments, like hyaluronic acid fillers, are often instant, which can make waiting for Sculptra results difficult for some people. If you are looking for fast results, other treatments may be better for you.
If you have crows feet or wrinkles close to your lips, then you may be better off looking at other options. Sculptra isn’t recommended for use around the eyes or on the lips. Sculptra is approved for treating wrinkles in specific areas of the face, like smile lines and chin wrinkles. Therefore, if you’re looking for wrinkle treatments near the eyes and lips, consider other options.
Our team at HerKare is here to help you feel your best, which we know often means looking your best, too. We offer non-invasive and minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments to help enhance your appearance. Our clinic offers individualized solutions based on your unique circumstances and lifestyle. Make an appointment today to talk to our providers about aesthetic treatment options.