When you age, the volume of your face changes. However, there is no need to worry about this. Here at Flawless Skin Center, we use Sculptra to combat this issue. Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler known to increase the volume of your face. This filler stimulates collagen production and is used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and folds due to sagging skin and aging factors. The FDA approved this injectable dermal filler for treating wrinkles and folds in the skin in 2014.
It is especially helpful with wrinkles around the mouth and chin area. It naturally stimulates collagen production and helps your skin renew itself. It also can be used for nonsurgical butt-lifts, cellulite reduction, and wrinkles in the knees and elbows. Additionally, it can produce the look of extra muscle mass.
How The Procedure Works
Before receiving approval for this procedure, you will be given an examination, with our doctor reviewing your medical history and prescribed medications. It’s important to know that you may be told to stop taking aspirin and related drugs a few days before the procedure to prevent bleeding. On the day of the procedure, one of our registered nurses or physician’s assistants will cleanse the treatment areas. A topical numbing agent will then be administered to help with any pain. The practitioner will then inject the filler into the skin in small doses using a needle for maximum effectiveness.
This is an outpatient procedure that may take 20 to 30 minutes. After the treatment, you may have some redness or swelling but can return to work or other regular activities. Most patients will need two to five treatments for the face and five to six for a butt-lift to see effective results. You may develop itching, redness, and mild swellings on the face. The nurse or physician’s assistant may tell you to apply a cold press a few times or massage the area with special creams on the first day. Also, it is best to avoid the sun. Although the results are gradual, and it may take two weeks or more to see them.
When injected for a butt-lift, you will receive a topical numbing agent and then the injection. We will provide you with a bandage, and you will be able to return to regular activities and work. You may experience some bruising or redness and be asked not to drink or exercise for a few days. It may take a few months to see results.
Patients That Should Not Use Sculptra
Patients with skin infections and rashes should not get this treatment. Those using blood thinners and similar medications are at risk for bleeding and bruising. Those that scar easily or have keloid formation are not good candidates. It cannot be injected into the sensitive areas of the lips and eyes. Our doctors at Flawless Skin Center will determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.
Contact Us At Flawless Skin Center For An Appointment
Contact us for an appointment to learn whether Sculptra is right for you to treat wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines to improve your appearance. Please fill out our online form or call our Burbank or Sherman Oaks location to make an appointment. Our doctors and nurses want to help you look your best and are here to provide you with safe and effective treatments. Call Burbank at 818-848-2288 or Sherman Oaks at 818-465-3060.