Unsightly facial lines and wrinkles can be caused by several factors, with one of the most prominent being a decrease in the body’s production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that plays a major role in keeping our skin looking and feeling youthful. Over time, though, production of this protein wanes, which can lead to the development of wrinkles, loss of volume, and skin laxity. If you’re interested in a simple treatment to rejuvenate your facial skin and boost your body’s collagen production with “a clean filler”, Sculptra could be an ideal solution.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a type of injectable filler and volumizer that’s used to restore volume and fullness to the face while also softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid, Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that has been used in medical procedures for decades. A few weeks after injection, Sculptra will be broken down and leave your body like sugar molecules, only leaving the newly made collagen behind.
Sculptra works by stimulating the body's natural collagen production, which helps to restore volume and improve skin texture over time. It’s commonly used to treat facial wrinkles, folds, and hollow areas, such as the temples, cheeks, and chin. For younger patients in their 20s and 30s, Sculptra can be used to strengthen skin condition to prevent aging. For patients in their 30s to 50s, Sculptra can also achieve a skin tightening effect.
Benefits of Sculptra
Sculptra is a popular injectable treatment that offers a range of benefits, including the following:
- Increased collagen production
- Firmer, more youthful-looking facial skin
- Adds natural-looking volume to the skin
- Restoration of lost facial volume
- Tightens loose, sagging skin
- Improved facial harmony
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Long-lasting, natural-looking results
- Little to no recovery time
- Increased self-confidence
What to Expect During Your Sculptra Treatment
Before your Sculptra treatment, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Sheena Kong to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. She will ask you a few questions to ensure that you’re a good candidate for the treatment. She’ll then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to help you achieve your desired results.
Your actual Sculptra treatment will be a quick and simple process taking place right at our office. To begin, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your facial skin to prevent any pain during the procedure. Dr. Kong will then use a very fine needle to strategically inject Sculptra into your skin, enhancing the volume and stimulating increased collagen production. In total, the treatment should only take around 20 to 30 minutes, and you can head home immediately after it’s finished.
Sculptra Recovery and Aftercare
After your Sculptra treatment, it is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. You may experience some mild swelling, bruising, and soreness, but these symptoms should subside within a few days. During this time, you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight and refrain from scratching the injection sites.
You should have no problem returning to work and resuming your normal routine within a day of your Sculptra treatment, but you’ll want to wait at least 24 to 48 hours to engage in strenuous exercise.
What Results Can You Expect From Sculptra Treatment?
While many patients can achieve optimal results from only one Sculptra treatment session, some people do require two or three treatments. You can expect to start seeing noticeable improvements to the texture of your facial skin within a few weeks of your procedure, and the results will continue to improve for up to six months.
Sculptra is known for offering exceptionally long-lasting results. On average, the effects of the treatment will remain for anywhere from two to five years before additional treatments are necessary.
Why Choose Dr. Sheena Kong’s Medspa for Sculptra Treatment?
At our private, luxurious medical spa, your Sculptra treatment will be administered by Dr. Sheena Kong herself. Dr. Kong is a board-certified physician with extensive experience in a wide variety of injectables and other cosmetic treatments. During your treatment process, she will take the time to get to know you, understand your unique needs, and provide you with the personalized treatment that you deserve. If you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Kong, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.
Learn more about Sculptra
If you would like more information about wrinkle reduction with Sculptra physician Sheena Kong, one of our staff members can answer your questions.415-712-0634