Atlanta Sculptra® Aesthetic
Good things come to those who wait (just a little while)
Creases and wrinkles around the mouth are tell-tale signs of aging, but all too often they tell their tale too soon for our liking. Traditional injectable fillers can help these wrinkles diminish instantly—but quite temporarily. Besides, just because you want those wrinkles gone doesn’t mean you want everyone else to notice that they left in such a hurry.
If you’re the type who believes that “slow and steady wins the race,” then Sculptra® Aesthetic is an age-defying option you will love. This unique injectable is not just a filler, but a collagen stimulator. Over 2 to 4 monthly treatments, Sculptra prompts your skin to produce new collagen to replace what’s been lost, offering results that appear gradually, but stick around for up to two years once they are realized.
How Sculptra helps you look younger
Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable filler made from a synthetic, biocompatible (it’s safe to be in your body) material called poly-L-lactic acid. In contrast to other dermal fillers, the poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra doesn’t just sit beneath the skin pushing up on the wrinkles for a smoothing effect—it actually stimulates the collagen production process in your natural skin cells, helping them to more rapidly build up collagen strands to restore volume to facial tissues in the treatment area. For suitable patients, Sculptra can do an excellent job to help:
- Diminish marionette lines (a.k.a. “parentheses”)
- Soften nasolabial folds
- Smooth out chin wrinkles
- Restore a softer, more youthful appearance to the lower face
What makes Sculptra different
Sculptra is a little different from other injectable fillers we offer at The Swan Center. First, you won’t notice results immediately following treatment. Sculptra is intended to work gradually, so there is little chance that someone will guess that you’ve had help looking so youthful. Second, because the main “filler” in Sculptra is your own collagen, results typically last longer than what you might expect from other fillers—up to two years in most cases.
Sculptra treatment in Atlanta: what to expect
Does Sculptra sound like an anti-aging solution that’s up your alley? Here’s what you can expect when you come in for treatment. The first step is to meet with us for a personal consultation. We will discuss your goals, evaluate your skin, and help you figure out the best treatment option for you. If it’s Sculptra, then we’ll schedule your series of treatments. Each one takes about 15 minutes, and we typically recommend 3 or 4 treatments spaced about one month apart.
Injections are not usually painful, but we can apply a topical anesthetic to help you stay comfortable. Following treatment, you can return to your daily activities, although it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise right afterwards. Slight swelling, bruising, tenderness or redness around the injection site are the most common side effects; these effects are usually mild and dissipate during the week or so following treatment.
As you continue on your Sculptra treatment course, you will notice the creases around your nose and mouth becoming less pronounced. After 2 or 3 months, the rejuvenating effects of Sculptra will be in full force, giving you a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. If, after a couple of years, you wish to maintain your results, Sculptra can be repeated.
Give us a call to learn more
Are you interested in Sculptra Aesthetic for yourself? If you are in the Atlanta area, please contact our office for a consultation. It will be our pleasure to help you learn more about your options to look younger and better refreshed.