Everyone wants to look healthy, youthful and attractive. But even with makeup, creams and ointments, your face will occasionally reveal your age. At Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ, we are proud to offer several facial rejuvenation treatments to help you achieve the look of your dreams. Today, we reveal everything you need to know about Sculptra.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a unique type of dermal filler featuring the active ingredient poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This completely biocompatible chemical compound stimulates your body’s production of collagen and elastin. This subtly adds volume to your skin, filling in fine lines and moderate-to-severe folds, creases and wrinkles. Even better, it will help your skin look tauter and more hydrated.
Is It Safe?
Sculptra’s safety has been thoroughly vetted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This treatment has been studied and tested for two decades, and in 2009 it was approved to treat deep facial folds and wrinkles in individuals with a healthy immune system.
What Can I Expect Before and During Treatment?
To prepare for your treatment, do not take NSAIDs for a few days prior to your scheduled appointment. Do not wear makeup when you come in for your appointment and be sure to arrive on time.
During treatment, your Sculptra provider will mark the injection sites on your skin and then cleanse it. This dermal filler treatment does not hurt. However, if you are concerned about discomfort, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic. Finally, several tiny injections will be administered into the expertly marked areas.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
After treatment, you can immediately return to your daily routine. However, there are a few after-care tips you need to keep in mind. First, for the best results, hold a cold pack wrapped in a thin towel to the treatment site for a few minutes at a time for the first 24 hours after your treatment.
Second, remember the “rule of 5s”. Massage the treatment site for five minutes at a time, five times daily, for five days. Finally, protect your skin. Wear sunscreen before you go outside during the day and avoid tanning beds for the first few days following your anti-aging treatment.
What Results Can I Realistically Expect?
Results from this treatment are gradual. Once the process has been prompted, it takes time for your body to produce new, healthy, strong collagen and elastin. You will see significantly improved results within two to three weeks of your treatment.
However, the final results will not be realized until two to three months after your treatment. Once you’ve achieved your aesthetic goals, you can reasonably expect the results to last approximately two years.
Rejuvenate Your Face Today
Are you ready to look younger and healthier and feel better about your appearance? If you are, contact the dedicated beauty experts at Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ today to schedule your initial consultation. We will help you find the best anti-aging treatment to achieve the look of your dreams. Whether this is Sculptra, BOTOX or a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators, we will make sure you are satisfied with the results of your treatment.