Procedure Sculptra

Have your cheeks lost their youthful volume as you have gotten older? This happens naturally with the decline in collagen and hyaluronic acid that your skin experiences as you age. One way to resolve this is through Sculptra® treatment, a series of injections that stimulates new collagen production and boosts volume beneath the skin. Sculptra injections are available at The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa in San Antonio. Learn more about Sculptra by contacting us online or by phone.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. As you age, your collagen production decreases, leading to several age-related changes.

Sculptra can restore this collagen and resolve hollow cheeks, fine lines, and facial sagging. This makes Sculptra an effective alternative to collagen creams that only work on the skin’s surface.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra injectables contain a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. The body absorbs this substance and works within your skin’s tissues to create new collagen production.

Sculptra can produce results after just one session. However, it produces an enhanced outcome when you have a series of treatments with a skilled injector.

During your Sculptra session, your injector administers the Sculptra solution into a specific area within the dermal plane where collagen strands support your skin’s overall structure. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra then stimulates further collagen production to produce anti-aging effects.

It is important to remember, though, that this process does not happen overnight. The function of Sculptra takes several weeks and multiple sessions to improve your skin’s age-related changes. The result is reduced fine lines and facial creasing, fuller cheeks, and less significant sagging around the midface.

Sculptra FAQs

The exact number of Sculptra sessions necessary will be different for each person. Those with more advanced signs of aging, like deep creases or volume loss, can require anywhere from four to six sessions spaced several weeks apart. People with minor fine lines or slight sagging may see results after just one Sculptra session.

There is no real recovery or downtime required after Sculptra treatment. You are only recommended to avoid direct pressure on the injection sites, which can cause the solution to migrate slightly out of place. You may notice some redness or tenderness around the treatment area. This is minimal and should subside in a few days.

Before seeking Sculptra treatment, you should know that it does not produce immediate results. Sculptra develops gradually after your injections, taking time to produce new collagen production. This means that a few days after your treatment, you may not see any change in your appearance.
If you have more pronounced signs of aging, it can take several weeks to months to see any improvement in your age-related changes. Sometimes, you may need a series of sessions spaced out over the treatment period to produce optimal results. However, several weeks after your final session, you should see fewer wrinkles, tighter skin, and reduced sagging.

Most people can wear makeup in the hours following their Sculptra session. Always consult with your injection specialist about what to avoid after Sculptra treatment.

Discover Your Inner Glow at Our San Antonio Med Spa

Sculptra can reshape your cheeks and add natural-looking volume to specific areas of your face. Sculptra stimulates new collagen production to give you a youthful, natural appearance. Contact The Heights Plastic Surgery Med Spa in San Antonio, TX, to learn more about Sculptra at (210) 201-4114.