Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that works as a bio-stimulator, which means it stimulates your body to build collagen. Sculptra is different from other dermal fillers because it works on the underlying cause of aging, loss of collagen. For optimal results, a series of treatments is recommended 4 – 6 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments yearly.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SCULPTRA
Patients 30 and older would benefit from prevention of collagen loss and rebuilding collagen in the face, neck, and upper chest. Sculptra can also be used for patients 18 and older who are looking to enhance their buttocks, either increasing size, improving skin texture, or both.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is a protein in the body that plays an important role in skin, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue. >It is responsible for skin elasticity, and loss of collagen is one of the main causes of aging.
With age, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity and collagen production slows down. As a result, we start to see wrinkles, sagging, and a loss of radiance. Sculptra is a injectable filler that helps to replenish lost collagen, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
We start losing collagen very slowly in our late teens and early 20s. By 40 years old, we have lost approximately 25% of our collagen. This is why for most people wrinkles become more noticeable in our 40s. Patients in their 40s – 60s are most commonly getting Scuptra treatments. However, most people prefer prevention and maintenance over trying to fix a problem. This is why the optimal time to start preserving collagen in our faces is in our 30s.
SCULPTRA AT DASH MEDICAL SPA
What should I expect during my Sculptra consultation?
During your consultation, we will assess your individual needs and determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. We will then recommend a treatment plan that is right for you. We will answer any questions you have about the procedure and help you to understand what to expect during and after treatment.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
For 5 days prior to your appointment, avoid blood thinners, aspirin, and ibuprofen. For 48 hours prior to your appointment, avoid alcohol. Come to your appointment with clean skin and no makeup.
What are the aftercare instructions?
After your Sculptra treatment, massage is very important to have the optimal result. We use the 5-5-5 rule. You will massage your face for 5 minutes at a time, 5 times a day, for 5 days. We will teach you how to do the massage during your appointment.any questions you have about the procedure and help you to understand what to expect during and after treatment.
Just like it is injected in the face, Sculptra is injected below the skin on the buttocks to increase size, improve skin quality, and minimize cellulite and dimpling.
Considering Sculptra’s nature to stimulate collagen, results are gradual and will generally be seen over the course of a few months.
Results generally last around 25 months. We recommend yearly treatments so the results will continue to last long-term.
There are several factors that will deterime the cost of Sculptra. During your consultation, we will assess the number of sessions and vials you may require for the desired result. Total cost starts at $900.
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