Sculptra®

Sculptra® in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

There’s no shortage of safe, effective anti-aging treatments available these days. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which way to go. While facelifts are a tried and true method for reducing the signs of aging, many people prefer to go with a less invasive procedure. Dermal fillers are a great way to add volume to the face, erasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Among the many products available, Sculptra® remains a popular choice for removing shallow and deep lines from the face.

How does Sculptra® Work?

The main ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic material that has been used medically for decades. Using a fine gauge needle, a trained physician – such as Dr. DeVito – injects this filler directly into the skin. The poly-L-lactic acid goes to work deep in the skin’s underlying layer, known as the dermis. There, it stimulates the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. As we age, our bodies produce less and less of this essential protein, leaving the skin slack and sagging. Increasing the production of collagen can help restore elasticity in the skin and erase the appearance of wrinkles. It typically takes three sessions to achieve optimum results with this treatment.

Does Sculptra® have any Side Effects?

As with any other dermal filler, you may experience some swelling and redness following your treatment. You can minimize these side effects by applying a cold compress within the first 24 hours following treatment. Facial massages can also be helpful for reducing swelling. This should be done for five minutes at a time, five times a day, for five days following treatment. Reducing your exposure to the sun will also be important during this time. You should avoid direct sunlight and wear protective clothing and sunscreen whenever you go out during the day. Following all of Dr. DeVito’s instructions after your Sculptra® procedure can help you achieve the best possible results.

Is Sculptra® Right For Me?

If the prospect of looking years younger is appealing to you, then Sculptra® might be right for you. The results of this product are very natural looking, an attractive outcome for many people that use injectable fillers. The results of this treatment can last for two years or more, meaning you should be certain about the results you want before using this product. Many people use a short-term dermal filler for their initial treatment to see what kind of results they can expect before committing to a longer-lasting solution.

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