Among the many types of derma fillers that can help bring glowing youthfulness to your face this holiday season, there is one that stands out: Sculptra.
No doubt you’ve already heard of Sculptra and some of its benefits, like its longevity and how it stimulates the growth of new collagen in your skin. But is this treatment right for you? Is it worth dedicating some of your holiday spending money to help you look your best?
Find out with our brief, but in-depth guide to the advantages of Sculptra, as well as its potential side effects and how long you can expect it to last.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra, like most derma fillers, is a substance with gel-like properties. But unlike other derma fillers, it’s made with poly-L-lactic acid. This is a semi-permanent, biodegradable material that, when injected into hollow areas of the skin, can increase the volume in the treated area in the long-term. The effects are usually not immediate, however, whereas the effect of derma fillers is obvious right away.
Some common areas of the body where Sculptra is injected include the following:
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
Some providers may also recommend injecting Sculptra into the buttocks or hands to make them appear more filled out.
When Sculptra is administered by a professional, like the ones we have at Touch MedSpa, the results are almost always glowing, younger looking skin.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
You may be wondering why you would want to use Sculptra specifically and not another type of derma filler. Here are the benefits that have so many people choosing Sculptra when they come to Touch MedSpa to receive injectables.
- Encourages the production of collagen in the skin
The main benefit of using Sculptra is that the poly-L-lactic acid encourages the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is one of the building blocks of new skin cells. Getting Sculptra injections helps to ensure new, healthy skin growth in the future for those problem areas.
- Lasts up to two years
Another huge draw of Sculptra is its long-lasting effects. With the right number of treatments, Sculptra can last up to two years (or longer in some cases). This means you get to look younger longer and aren’t constantly having to return to your provider for a refill, which is common with normal derma fillers.
- Requires no downtime after injection
When you receive Sculptra, you won’t have to experience any downtime. It only takes up to an hour to administer the injectable, and once you’re done, you can return to work or your regular daily activities.
Are There Any Disadvantages of Sculptra?
Sculptra is right for a lot of people, but it’s important to note that it does come with some disadvantages.
- Takes weeks or months to achieve your desired look
The reality of using Sculptra is it can take several treatments, plus weeks or months of wait time to help you achieve the look that you desire. This is because the Sculptra needs time to be absorbed into your skin and stimulate collagen growth to fill in your lines.
The good news, though, is that once your treatments are done, the effects can last for up to two years. So, with a little investment of your time now, your time savings will increase exponentially in the future!
- Poses risk of developing lumps underneath your skin
After your treatment, you may need to get facial massages periodically or do them yourself at home. This step is designed to prevent the Sculptra from forming into lumps underneath your skin.
Fortunately, facial massages can be extremely pleasant, so Sculptra is merely giving you an extra excuse to pamper yourself. Plus, it’s all worth it to have your skin looking fuller and smoother!
Start Glowing With Your Sculptra Treatment at Touch MedSpa in North Myrtle Beach
With all those holiday parties and photo opportunities just around the corner, you want your face to look as voluminous and ageless as possible. If that’s your wish this season, then let Touch MedSpa, located in North Myrtle Beach, make your dreams come true!