As we age, we lose collagen, which acts as the skin’s support structure and helps maintain its shape. In fact, 70% of our skin is composed of collagen, and collagen loss causes the skin to lose its elasticity and moisture. Sculptra Aesthetic helps treat the underlying cause of facial aging — the loss of collagen. In doing so, it subtly and gradually adds volume that lifts the soft tissues and plumps skin from within.
Sculptra Aesthetic is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable substance that has been proven safe and has been used in medical products, including dissolvable sutures, for more than 30 years.
Once injected Sculptra Aesthetic begins working with your body deep within the dermis layer of skin to help stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production over time, helping to reinforce skin’s inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost due to aging.
There is no downtime with Sculptra. If swelling occurs it most commonly lasts up to a few days.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
On average, three treatment sessions are needed over a few months. The treatments are scheduled at least 6 weeks apart.
We recommend one maintenance treatment per year to maintain results.
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra works gradually and leads to a subtle yet noticeable improvement in skin volume. The full treatment includes three injection sessions over a few months. With each session, the active ingredient (poly-L-lactic acid) is injected into the skin which replaces lost collagen and also encourages natural collagen production for long-lasting, natural-looking results that last up to two years. Because its effects are gradual, and because the skin is plumped by the body's own natural 'lifter,' the results are matchless in terms of naturalness of appearance.
What is Sculptra made out of?
Sculptra's active ingredient poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic compound. Once injected, it is absorbed into the body without any reactions and starts to work within the deep dermis, fortifying and reinforcing the foundation of skin structure. A safe and stable compound, poly-L-lactic acid has numerous applications in medicine and has been used for many years. There's absolutely nothing to worry about!
How can Sculptra be used?
Faces Medspa's Sculptra Aesthetic® treatment is one of the gold standards of age-defying solutions for subtle sophistication. It's an injectable treatment that delivers real results. Many consider its 'look' to be more refined, compared to dermal fillers that may look somewhat artificial (especially if administered improperly.) Rather than plump up the skin with substances that lose potency over time, the Sculptra approach is to counter and reverse the problem, not mask it.
With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jawlines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no down time.
Help prevent the visible signs of aging and address the overall effects time and environment have on your skin by treating your skin to a laser treatment from Faces Medspa, Dubuque's leading laser treatment clinic.