Sculptra® in Dixon, IL

As people age, their skin gradually becomes less elastic and loses volume, which can lead to visible signs of aging such as sagging and wrinkles. Fortunately, many options are available for those looking to combat these changes, and one such option is Sculptra, a collagen-stimulating injectable.

Collagen-stimulating injectables have grown in popularity for their ability to help patients naturally reverse volume loss and enjoy natural-looking, long-lasting results. At The Wellspring Medical Spa in Dixon, IL, we offer Sculptra®, one of the most popular biostimulators, to help our patients naturally combat and reverse aging on the face and body by promoting collagen and elastin production.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating cosmetic injectable, or a biostimulator, with an active ingredient called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that stimulates natural collagen production once injected into different areas of the face and body. The body responds to the treatment and, by stimulating collagen production, will naturally smooth lines and wrinkles and fill hollow areas in the weeks following your treatment.

Benefits of Sculptra

Long-Lasting Results

One of the most significant benefits of Sculptra is its ability to provide long-lasting results. While traditional fillers might last several months to a year, Sculptra’s effects can last up to two years or more, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups.

Natural-Looking Enhancement

Sculptra stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, leading to a more gradual and natural-looking enhancement. This gradual process allows for subtle improvements over time, avoiding the “overdone” look that can sometimes occur with other fillers.

Improves Skin Texture and Firmness

Beyond just adding volume, Sculptra helps improve the overall texture and firmness of the skin. By boosting collagen production, it enhances skin elasticity and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

Sculptra is effective in treating multiple areas of the face, including deep lines, wrinkles, and areas with significant volume loss, like cheeks and temples. This makes it a versatile choice for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Minimal Downtime

Like other injectable treatments, Sculptra typically requires minimal downtime. Patients can usually return to their normal activities soon after the treatment, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.

Gradual and Controlled Results

Unlike some treatments that offer immediate results, Sculptra allows for a more controlled and gradual improvement in appearance. This gradual process enables adjustments over time, ensuring results align closely with patient expectations.

Low Risk of Allergic Reactions

Since Sculptra is made from a synthetic material miming a naturally occurring substance in the body, there is a lower risk of allergic reactions. This makes it suitable for individuals with sensitivities to other filler materials.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sculptra

What Areas Can Sculptra Treat?

We can use this collagen-stimulating injectable to treat volume loss and tighten the skin on the face and the body. We can use it on the face to smooth nasolabial folds, smile lines, cheek wrinkles, and marionette lines. We can use it on the body to tighten the skin on the neck and treat skin laxity and other signs of aging on the chest, arms, and above the knees. It can also be used to add volume to the buttocks.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

While every individual is unique, most patients benefit from three treatments with six weeks between each Sculptra treatment. During your initial consultation, we can give you more details about the best treatment protocol to meet your individual needs. Most patients will need one vial per decade of life during the initial treatment series and one vial yearly for follow-up treatments.

Will I Need to Plan Around Downtime?

There is no social downtime after a Sculptra treatment. We will give you detailed instructions on how to massage the treatment areas for five minutes per day, five times a day, for five days post-treatment. You can ice the treatment area to accelerate healing and even wear makeup afterward. We will provide you with specific post-treatment care instructions so that you know how to care for the treatment site and can ensure optimal results.

When Can I Expect Results?

Most patients notice visible results and improvement in their treatment areas within the first few weeks to months following Sculptra treatment. It can take the body up to 12 weeks to increase collagen and elastin production, though most patients see visible results within the first month of treatment. Your results will appear gradually and continue to improve over time.

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Sculptra results can last up to two years post-treatment. Regular follow-up treatments will ensure that your body continuously produces enough collagen to delay aging and ensure that you maintain your ideal appearance.

What Precautions Should I Take After Receiving Sculptra?

After receiving Sculptra, following specific aftercare instructions to optimize results is recommended. This includes avoiding excessive sun exposure, not engaging in strenuous exercise for a few days, and following any specific instructions we provide, such as a massage of the treated area.

Can Sculptra Be Used on the Body?

While Sculptra is primarily used for facial treatments, some practitioners use it off-label for body contouring (e.g. Sculptra BBLs, hip dips, and treating cellulite). However, its efficacy and safety for body treatments are less documented than for facial use. Consult with us to understand the suitability and risks of body treatments.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for this collagen-stimulating treatment are those who want to naturally reverse the aging process and address volume loss on the face, body, or multiple areas. The best patients will have realistic expectations about the treatment process and understand that the results gradually appear. Patients must not be allergic to any ingredients in Sculptra and must not be pregnant or nursing at the time of treatment.

Enhancing Your Sculptra Results With Combination Treatments

One of the benefits of Sculptra is that we can combine it with other professional skincare treatments to help you achieve comprehensive results and address multiple skin concerns simultaneously. We offer a special five-vial Sculptra deal that we combine with RF microneedling treatments.

Sylfirm X RF microneedling treatments combine microneedling and radiofrequency energy to promote collagen production. The treatment addresses multiple concerns while tightening, volumizing, and perfecting the skin. The treatment pairs well with Sculptra treatment plans, and if you want to learn more about our five-vial deal, we can give you more details during your initial consultation.

Support Your Body’s Natural Collagen Production Abilities With Sculptra in Dixon, IL

Collagen loss is a normal part of aging, but it does not have to be. We can use this injectable to force your body to produce more collagen and elastin at different treatment sites to smooth lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and help you look and feel like your younger self again. We can design a Sculptra treatment plan and pair it with our other professional skincare treatments so that you can achieve healthier and more vibrant-looking skin.

At The Wellspring Medical Spa in Dixon, IL, we offer Sculptra, a popular cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production in the skin. This injectable filler can be used to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost elasticity and firmness over time. We administer Sculptra injections, providing our clients with natural-looking results lasting up to two years. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of Sculptra for yourself, contact us online or call (815) 249-1025 to schedule a consultation.