Invented in 1999 to treat lipoatrophy in individuals with HIV, Sculptra has been approved by the FDA since 2004 to add volume to sunken cheeks and deep folds and indentations on the face. In 2014, the FDA also approved this life-changing treatment for anti-aging purposes in addition to the treatment of illness-related cosmetic concerns. At Lux: A Medical Spa in Bluffton, SC, we believe everyone should feel and look the way they want, and Sculptra is can be part of that process.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a special type of injectable dermal filler featuring the primary active ingredient PLLA, or poly-L lactic acid. This ingredient is classified as a collagen stimulator and can be safely and effectively used to help you look healthier and younger.
One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is that the results last around two years. However, it can take up to three injections over the course of three or four months to achieve your ideal aesthetic. You will start to see the results immediately after treatment, but it can take up to three weeks after your final treatment to enjoy the full results.
What Exactly Is It Used for?
The primary use of Sculptra is to add collagen to parts of the face currently lacking volume due to dramatic weight loss or low levels of collagen. Specifically, it is used to volumize the cheeks and fill in folds and wrinkles found around the eyebrows, nose, chin and mouth. If you have a particular area of concern, we strongly recommend that you ask an aesthetic expert if this life changing treatment can address your unique cosmetic concern safely and effectively.
Sculptra is also commonly used to bulk up other parts of your body, creating definition and the illusion of extra muscle mass for up to two years while you build up actual muscle mass. Women tend to use this treatment to bulk up their glutes, thighs and triceps. Men usually prefer to add definition to their biceps and pectorals.
Less frequently, Sculptra is used to correct cellulite, augment and lift the buttocks and fill in wrinkles found on the chest, elbows and knees. While perfectly safe and highly effective, the FDA has not yet approved this treatment for the correction of these cosmetic concerns.
Learn More Today
Whether illness or aging has caused facial volume loss, Sculptra can help you shave years off your face and give you back the confidence you deserve. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, contact us at Lux: A Medical Spa in Bluffton, SC today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the look of your dreams.