Sculptra® is an injectable filler that improves skin volume by triggering collagen production in skin cells, building healthy skin cells and younger-looking skin. For our clients in Morehead City and the general Jacksonville, North Carolina area, New Visage provides Sculptra® injections administered by one of our experienced, professional skin-care specialists.
Sculptra® is a unique dermal injection treatment that provides ongoing, gradual improvements in skin volume and elasticity for a period of several weeks, and triggers increased collagen production. Collagen provides structural support for skin cells, improving the skin’s elasticity and volume, and gradually reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
WHAT DOES SCULPTRA® TREAT?
Sculptra® treats various conditions but is most often used to add volume to areas where natural skin fullness has been lost. For example, it is often used to fill in hollow cheeks, enhancing volume and adding fullness to flattened or sunken cheekbones. Sculptra® also diminishes nasolabial folds, sometimes called “parentheses lines”, that run from the nose to the mouth, as well as vertical “marionette lines” that extend downward from the edges of the mouth to the chin area. Sculptra® adds volume and fullness to the chin area, contouring the jaw line and diminishing the formation of jowls along the lower face. Sculptra® is sometimes used to fill in hollow temples, and may also be used in different areas of the body. Sculptra® can be combined with other dermal fillers to achieve a more comprehensive improvement.
HOW DOES SCULPTRA® WORK?
Sculptra® works by provoking increased collagen production in skin cells and is formulated to be thicker and more viscous than most other fillers, producing gradual improvements in skin volume and firmness over a period of several weeks. Thanks to its unique viscous consistency, Sculptra® injections may provide longer-lasting results than most other injectables, in most cases, lasting about 24 months or more.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SCULPTRA®?
Sculptra® has been established safe and suitable for healthy adults who want to enhance facial volume. Sculptra® is especially popular among those with mature skin who want to treat sagging skin as well as lines and wrinkles. Sculptra® contains lidocaine, and may not be suitable for those with allergies to this ingredient. We recommend postponing Sculptra® treatments if you are currently pregnant or nursing. Sculptra® may not be suitable for individuals with lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SCULPTRA®?
Sculptra® treatments typically last about two years in most users, but yearly follow-up sessions are required to maintain results between treatments. You may expect to see the full results of your treatment about 45-90 days after receiving the injections, as your increased collagen production provides ongoing improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.
If you live in Morehead City, Jacksonville, or nearby areas in North Carolina, and want to learn more about how Sculptra® treatments can make your skin firmer and more supple, contact New Visage today at 252-808-2NEW (2639).