Are you looking to tighten your skin by stimulating your skin’s natural collagen? Sculptra is designed to provide you with smooth and rejuvenated skin through the stimulation of collagen. At Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, we offer this treatment and a variety of aesthetic solutions to improve your appearance.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable aesthetic treatment developed by Galderma Laboratories. The treatment is designed to smooth and tighten your skin while creating long-lasting volume. This injectable can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. It uses a safe ingredient and provides results without restricting muscle movement. No invasive surgery is necessary with this treatment, and downtime is minimal.
How Does It Stimulate Collagen Growth?
The skin rejuvenation you experience from the treatment is the result of increased collagen production. Collagen is the substance that makes your skin smooth and allows it to stay firm and bounce back, but as you age, your natural collagen production is reduced. By age 30, you may start to see wrinkles, creases, and fine lines blemish your complexion. Inducing collagen through treatments will restore your skin’s elasticity, allowing it to bounce back again and restoring your skin’s smooth texture and firmness.
The secret of Sculptra is the ingredient poly-L lactic acid. This is an ingredient that has been used in absorbable sutures and can be absorbed without causing any harm. The substance also increases collagen production as it is absorbed into the skin. You will be injected with the substance precisely where it is needed, and over time you will experience an increase in volume and a rejuvenation of your skin’s quality.
Are You an Eligible Candidate?
Patients of every age, gender, and skin tone can enjoy tight and rejuvenated skin thanks to this treatment. If you are a healthy adult looking to improve your skin with increased volume and smoothness, you are likely an ideal candidate. The treatment is not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing. While most patients start the treatment to reduce aging signs in their 30s or 40s, the treatment is also a powerful preventative measure for patients in their 20s. You can prevent the onset of wrinkles and lines with early treatment.
Where Is It Effective?
This injectable is most commonly used to treat signs of aging, skin laxity, and loss of volume in the face. It can also be effective for tightening skin on the body after a weight loss plan or increasing volume on various parts of the body after an illness. You may also increase volume in your cheeks and temples with the treatment. Loose skin on the jawline can be reduced, and the chin can be defined with the injectable.
The treatment is effective for treating:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Crow’s feet
- Hollow areas under the eyes or cheekbones
- Forehead creases
- Smoker’s lines
- Frown lines
How Quick Is a Treatment Session?
You will likely need more than a single session to reach your desired skin tightness. Each session is approximately 20 to 30 minutes long and will only be performed if the treatment is determined to be safe and beneficial for your skin. A consultation before your treatment will evaluate your medical history and health to ensure the treatment will not pose any risks. We can also give you a good idea of how many sessions you will need and what to expect from the treatment.
When Will You See Results?
The treatment provides gradual results, and you will see a slow and steady improvement after your treatment session. The number of sessions required varies on a per case basis, but most patients reach their ideal results after only three sessions. These sessions are usually spaced six weeks apart to ensure you are getting the maximum benefits of each session.
You will see improvements in the second or third month after treatment, and the results will continue to improve until the sixth month. In the sixth month, your results will peak, and most patients see lasting improvements in their skin’s volume and tightness for 24 months after the treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
Following your treatment, you will not experience any downtime. You can return to work or your normal routine immediately after the treatment session, and minimal changes will be made to your normal routine. This can be ideal if you are busy and have little free time. You can plan your session during a lunch break and return to work without missing any of your workday.
Skin tightening surgery can result in several days of downtime and at least one night of inpatient care. This injectable is performed from our Rancho Mirage office and requires no overnight care. You can even apply makeup later in the day after your skin has had time to recover.
How Safe Is the Treatment?
This treatment is FDA approved and uses safe ingredients. The injectable has been used worldwide since 1999 and has been widely used in the United States since 2004. Instead of surgery or lasers, the treatment uses your natural collagen to rejuvenate the skin. The injection is not painful or uncomfortable, and you will not require anesthetic for the treatment. The injection contains a small amount of local numbing agent to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
If you think Sculptra may be the right solution for your skin, visit Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA for an initial consultation. We can improve your skin’s collagen production and provide you with lasting skin tightness and volume.