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 with an active ingredient called poly-L-lactic acid 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.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
One of the benefits of Sculptra® is that it forces your body to reverse the aging process by creating more of its natural dermal filler: collagen. Results look natural and are long-lasting. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- We can use it to treat skin laxity and aging-related concerns on the face and body
- Treatment plans are customizable
- Results appear gradually
- Results can last two years or longer
- Maintenance treatments can prolong treatment results
- Most patients qualify for treatment
- Injections can be combined with other professional treatments for enhanced results
- There is no post-treatment social downtime
What Areas Can It 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, and 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. 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 vile 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 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 Will My Results 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.
Enhancing Your Results With Combination Treatments
One of the benefits of this cosmetic injectable 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, revolumizing, 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.
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.
Support Your Body’s Natural Collagen Production Abilities
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 skin care treatments so that you can achieve healthier and more vibrant-looking skin.