What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen – the most common protein in the body that is used to form the framework to support cell and tissue – that can last more than two years. It is made with biocompatible, synthetic material called ploy-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist. On average, two to three treatment sessions of 2 vials are needed over a few months.
Why is Collagen so important?
Collagen makes up nearly 80% of your skin, found in the middle layer called the dermis. It works together with elastin to give your skin the strength and ability to snap back into place when it is stretched. After the age of 25, collagen production begins to slow down, and your collagen gets broken down more quickly than it is produced. Over time, this will weaken the skin’s inner structure, which reduces the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity and moisture. This is what makes fine lines and wrinkles start appearing on the surface of our skin. Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to strengthen your skin, and give you a youthful glow from within!
What to expect after treatment?
1. Within the first 24 hours, swelling is common. This can be reduced with a cold pack or ice pack. Never apply ice directly to the skin, always wrap your cold pack or ice pack with a cloth before applying to the face for a few minutes at a time.
2. Massage the treated area(s) for five minutes, five times a day, for five days after treatment, as recommended by your physician.
3. After treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness goes away.
Sculptra® Aesthetic has quickly become one of our most popular injectable services. Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, self-proclaimed Sculptra Queen, injects the most Sculptra® Aesthetic in Southern Arizona! Call 520-577-1129 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!