What is Sculptra Collagen Treatment?
Sculptra collagen treatment is an FDA-approved injectable that stimulates the production of healthy collagen. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein; our bodies use it to form a framework to support our cells and tissue. Since Sculptra is able to rebuild collagen within your face, Sculptra can address an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms.
How Does Sculptra Collagen Treatment Work?
Sculptra is made with a material, called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained NAWI specialist. The results appear gradually and can last up to two years.
What Should I Expect with a Sculptra Collagen Treatment?
Our experienced nurse practitioners will help you define your treatment plan during your initial visit. Clients typically require an average of three treatments over the course of a few months.
After your Sculptra collagen treatment, there are three important post-procedure steps to follow daily, to ensure that the Sculptra injections absorb fully, and that their effectiveness is maximized.
How is Sculptra Collagen Treatment Different from Other Filler Injections?
Most other fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, which means, when it is injected below the skin, the treatment area sees an immediate plumping, softening, and anti-aging (lift) effect. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers last around eight to fifteen months, on average, and can be a quick and easy solution to reduce the signs of aging.
However, these fillers are still temporary fixes, and without diligent upkeep and return visits for annual treatments, the results will fade, and your skin will return to its original pre-injected state.
Sculptra works differently by helping the body to produce more collagen, to replace the collagen lost when we age. This in turn, provides a long-term volumizing, restructuring, and softening effect that will be permanent, so even when the injections are broken down by the body, the resulting collagen growth from the injections will remain.