Along with the aging process comes a natural loss of facial volume. Once these healthy, fatty tissues are depleted, the features may begin to look sharp and hollow; and the overall appearance may seem frail, haggard, and years older. Illness, dramatic weight loss, and genetic disposition can further complicate these problems. Until recently, patients have had few options to improve the early signs of aging, but today, Skin by Lovely has the perfect treatment to replenish facial volume.
Sculptra, made from Poly-L-Actic Acid, is unique to the world of dermal fillers, made. It is specifically designed to improve the look of mild to moderate facial wrinkles, and add volume to the features. Approved be the FDA in 2009, Sculptra replaces lost collagen stores, to plump and smooth the skin. Sculptra will provide long-lasting, beautiful results on its own; the results can last for up to two years. When partnered with a complementary injectable, optimal rejuvenation can be achieved.
Sculptra will improve the look of:
- Nasolabial Folds
- Sunken Temples
- Thin Chin
- Boney Jawline
The Ideal Candidate for Sculptra
Those looking to improve the look of fine lines, deep creases, and a loss of facial volume can find Sculptra to be extremely beneficial. An ideal patient for the noninvasive treatment will be someone in overall good health, understands the dermal filler process, and has realistic expectations for their results. Anyone with a known allergy to Lidocaine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, pregnant, or nursing should not have a treatment with Sculptra.
The Sculptra Consultation
Skin by Lovely will provide a brief consultation for each potential patient before the Sculptra treatment. At this time, an examination of the skin will be performed and the medical history will be reviewed. The Sculptra process will be discussed, including the benefits and risks of treatment. Should the filler be determined as the best way to achieve desired results, an aesthetic plan will be created.
Sculptra injections are performed in one of Skin by Lovely’s state-of-the-art treatment rooms. Each session will take less than an hour. Premixed with Lidocaine, Sculptra injections are not considered painful. A topical anesthetic can be used prior to treatment, to further improve a patient’s comfort.
A Sculptra treatment requires no downtime; patients are able to return to their usual activities the same afternoon. Initially, mild bruising, redness, and light swelling may occur around the injection site. These will normally resolve over the first week. It is not uncommon for the treatment area to feel tender or itch, as well.
Results from Sculptra:
The benefits from a Sculptra session will not be seen immediately. Over the next several months, as the natural production of Collagen is increased, the skin’s texture and appearance will slowly improve. Sculptra injections allow the face to look youthful and rejuvenated without appearance overly done.
For the best results, a series of three Sculptra sessions, spaced approximately four weeks apart, will be necessary. The final results from Sculptra can last up to two years. To maintain a youthful appearance, patients should have a repeat Sculptra treatment when their results begin to fade.
Potential Complications from Sculptra
Sculptra is one of the safest dermal fillers available. When performed by an experienced provider, Sculptra can provide excellent results with few side effects. Although uncommon, complications from Sculptra can include allergic reaction, nodules, and facial asymmetry. Certain areas, such as Frown Lines, forehead creases, around the eyes, or directly around the mouth should not be corrected with Sculptra. At the consultation appointment, we will discuss all of the treatment options.
The Best Injector in Los Angeles
To ensure safe and satisfying results, patients should always consider seeing a reputable aesthetic practioners. Skin by Lovely provides patients with top-notch care in our comfortable Los Angeles office. We are conveniently located on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, just two miles west of the 405 freeway. To find out more on how Sculptra can help you achieve a youthful appearance, contact our office at 310.566.0858.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler, made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a synthetic lactic acid. Aiding the existing molecules to bind together, Sculptra provides a strong, healthy structure to the skin.
Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with Sculptra?
Anyone frustrated by a loss of facial volume, in overall good health, and who understands the dermal filler treatment process, can make an excellent candidate for Sculptra.
Where are Sculptra injections performed?
Skin by Lovely performs all Sculptra injections in our Santa Monica office.
Why choose a treatment with Sculptra at Skin by Lovely?
Sculptra significantly improves the loss of facial volume that accompanies early aging. Skin by Lovely has been performing Sculptra since 2009; we have more experience with injectables than any other practice in the country. Therefor, the quality of our Sculptra results cannot be matched.
How is a procedure with Sculptra performed?
Sculptra is applied to the predetermined treatment area using a very small needle.
How long does a treatment with Sculptra take to complete?
A Sculptra session will take less than an hour in the Skin by Lovely office.
How long will the results of Sculptra last?
The benefits of Sculptra can last up to two years.
Are injections with Sculptra painful?
Sculptra is premixed with Lidocaine, an anesthetic, so they are not painful. A topical numbing cream may also be used, however, to further increase patient comfort.
Is any anesthesia used during a Sculptra session?
While a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment, Sculptra is premixed with Lidocaine, keeping most patients comfortable during the injections.
What can be expected from the recovery period, after Sculptra injections?
Immediately after receiving Sculptra, the injection site may be slightly red and swollen. Mild bruising may also occur. These will resolve in just a few days.
When can I return to work after a treatment with Sculptra?
Patients may return to work or school immediately after receiving a Sculptra treatment.
What are the risks of Sculptra injections?
Sculptra injections are safe when performed by an experienced, aesthetic provider. Should complications occur, these can include an allergic reaction, facial asymmetry, and nodules under the skin.
Is Sculptra affordable?
At Skin by Lovely, Sculptra injections are reasonably priced, and can be afforded on any budget. The beautiful results can last up to two years, or longer, making this dermal filler ax excellent investment.
How can I pay for my Sculptra injections?
Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and payments through PayPal. For more information on the exact cost of Sculptra, and payment options, contact our office.