Visible aging can make anyone feel self-conscious. While the development of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth is a normal result of the aging process, it can still be difficult to know you look older than you feel. Sculptra treatments at Venus Rising Med Spa can help you turn back the clock.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a unique injectable treatment that can be used to restore facial volume. Unlike a traditional dermal filler, this injectable treatment is a biostimulator that works to increase natural collagen production. Formulated with poly-L lactic acid, this injectable treatment stimulates collagen formation deep within the sub-dermal layers of the skin to increase skin volume with natural-looking results.
The main benefit of this biostimulator treatment is the fact that the treatment uses a natural process to restore skin volume. While traditional dermal fillers use a gel-like substance to artificially enhance skin volume, this injectable treatment stimulates natural biological processes to increase collagen production. This is why the results of your treatment will appear more natural.
This treatment is commonly used to address visible signs of aging on the mid and lower face. Many people can successfully use this treatment to erase smile lines, soften marionette lines, reduce chin wrinkles, and improve nasolabial folds. Furthermore, this biostimulator injectable is also hypoallergenic.
Collagen is a key protein found naturally in the body. Within the skin, collagen is responsible for providing structure to the skin and is also associated with elasticity. Unfortunately, although collagen is abundant in the body initially, the natural production of collagen slows starting at around age 30, which is when some of the earliest visible signs of aging appear.
When collagen is low in your skin, your skin will appear thinner, less voluminous, and more prone to wrinkling. By increasing natural collagen production, you can effectively make yourself look several years younger, with a firmer, bouncier skin texture.
While most people will be able to see initial results after a single treatment, the best results develop after a series of at least three treatment sessions. Your treatment appointments are usually spaced several weeks apart, so you can track the gradual increase of collagen production. As the level of natural collagen in your skin matures, the visible signs of aging will virtually disappear.
The results of this treatment are clinically proven to last up to two years. That said, several factors may determine how long your results will last. Collagen is particularly vulnerable to UV ray exposure and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, so by protecting your skin with sunscreen and reducing stress, you may be able to enjoy longer results.
Like any other injectable treatment, you will need to prepare for this biostimulator injectable by avoiding blood-thinning supplements and medications. The main medications you will need to avoid include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen for at least three to five days before your appointment. You may also need to avoid supplements such as fish oil, vitamin E, and ginkgo.
After your treatment, you will need to follow simple aftercare directions so your results can develop as desired. You will need to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, and hot water for several days. You will also need to avoid applying makeup and chemical exfoliants to your skin for several hours.
As part of your aftercare instructions, you will be advised to massage your treatment area to help the biostimulator settle into your skin. Typically, you will massage all injection areas for five minutes, five times a day, for at least five days.
For people who have complex age-related aesthetic concerns, combining a biostimulator injectable with another aesthetic treatment can significantly enhance results. This treatment is commonly combined with RF microneedling to boost natural collagen production in other areas of the face. Radiofrequency energy paired with microneedling can regenerate underlying skin tissues and turn over new skin cells to brighten your complexion.
Because this biostimulator injectable has a hypoallergenic formula, most people are good candidates for the treatment. You are likely a good candidate if you are generally healthy and you want to reduce visible aging around the nose and mouth. Both women and men can use this treatment to achieve natural-looking anti-aging results.
Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not use this treatment. People who have a history of developing hypertrophic scars and keloid scars may not be candidates. Patients who want to use this treatment must be 18 years or older.
Enjoy the Natural Transformation of
Natural Collagen Stimulation
If you want to look younger with natural-looking results, a biostimulator injectable treatment such as this one is ideal. This treatment gradually increases collagen production around the nose and mouth to reduce visible signs of aging. When combined with RF microneedling, you can enjoy exceptional anti-aging results.