Sculptra is all the rage these days. But what is it? This revolutionary treatment is nothing short of a Collagen Superpower - a chemical collagen stimulator known as Poly-L-Lactic Acid that offers lasting, natural-looking rejuvenation. While some may assume Sculptra is solely for correcting facial wrinkles and fine lines, there are myriad benefits that make it a treatment worth considering.
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
Although it is often grouped with dermal fillers due to its volumizing effects, Sculptra is in a league of its own, having been available for over two decades and gaining popularity in recent years. The reality is, we lose approximately 1% of our collagen every year, resulting in skin laxity, thinning, and increased fine lines. This is where Sculptra shines and why everyone should be getting Sculptra.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
When you arrive for your appointment, one of our expert providers will begin by sitting down with you for a thorough consultation and assessment. Together, you'll discuss the best placement for Sculptra to achieve the results you desire. During the procedure, which involves 8-10 injections in your lateral and mid-face, you may experience some mild discomfort. But don't worry, our providers are equipped with several techniques to ensure your comfort and will do their very best to make you feel at ease throughout the treatment.
WHY WE LOVE SCULPTRA:
Unlike fillers that last only a few months, Sculptra can last up to five years (after following a treatment series). This is because Sculptra stimulates the body’s own collagen production, which gradually improves the skin’s texture and volume over time.
Sculptra is made of a biocompatible material called poly-L-lactic acid, which has been used for many years in various medical applications. It is a safe and well-tolerated treatment that has been approved by the FDA.
Sculptra is not just for correcting wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to add volume to areas that have lost volume due to aging or other factors, such as the temples, cheeks, in front of the ears and jawline. Sculptra can even be used topically after a microneedling treatment for acne scars and superficial collagen production.
It Provides Natural-Looking Results
Sculptra provides natural-looking results because it stimulates the body’s natural collagen production process. Unlike other fillers that can look unnatural, Sculptra creates a subtle and gradual improvement in the skin’s texture and volume. We love that some practitioners call Sculptra “the Colorado aesthetic” because of its undetectable result.
It’s a Non-Surgical Treatment
Sculptra is a non-surgical treatment that requires minimal downtime. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. While there is a possibility of bruising, most people can return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment.
It’s a Preventative Treatment
Sculptra is not just for correcting existing signs of aging. It can also be used as a preventative treatment to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance and to keep up with the 1% of inevitable collagen loss. By stimulating collagen production, Sculptra can help slow the gravitational pull of the aging process.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOLLOWING TREATMENT?
While you can begin to see results after four weeks, the true potential of Sculptra is realized at the one-year mark, and the benefits can last up to five years with a series of three treatments. However, to ensure no unwanted side effects, it's crucial to adhere to the 5-5-5 rule: gently massage the treated area for five minutes, five times a day, for five days following your treatment, using even smoothing, circular motions.
Sculptra is a versatile and long-lasting treatment that everyone should consider. It is safe, provides natural-looking results, and can be used to correct various skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. If you are interested in Sculptra, schedule a consultation at Contour Collection and our providers can assess and provide a treatment plan specifically for you!
If you have any questions about Sculptra, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or you can book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.