WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is a type of injectable filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It stimulates collagen production in the skin and restores facial volume. It improves the appearance of wrinkles and folds, particularly in areas that have lost volume due to aging.
Sculptra has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use and has a long track record of safety and efficacy.
The benefits of Sculptra:
- Long-lasting results: Sculptra is a popular choice for patients who want long-lasting results, as it provides a gradual increase in volume that can last for up to two years.
- Natural-looking results: Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production, it creates a natural-looking volume that integrates with the existing tissue, providing a subtle and natural-looking result and avoiding an “overfilled” look.
- Versatility: Sculptra can be used to address a wide range of concerns, including deep wrinkles and folds, loss of volume in the cheeks and temples, and hollow areas around the eyes. It can also be used to treat parts of the body experiencing volume loss other than the face, such as the buttocks, decolletage, hands, knees and scars.
- Non-surgical: Sculptra is a non-surgical treatment that requires minimal downtime and discomfort, making it a convenient option for people who want to avoid surgery.
How does Sculptra work?
One of the reasons we love Sculptra at ReNu Med Lounge is because of the natural results it achieves.
Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, our collagen production decreases, which can lead to loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles and folds. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that has been used in medical devices for many years.
The particles from the poly-L-lactic acid found in Sculptra stimulate the body’s natural collagen production and trigger the body’s natural healing response. This response involves the production of new collagen, which gradually replaces the Sculptra particles over time. As the new collagen forms, it helps to restore volume to the skin, filling in wrinkles and folds and creating a more youthful appearance.
How fast does Sculptra kick in and how long does it last?
Because Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, it provides a gradual and natural-looking improvement in the skin’s appearance. The effect of Sculptra typically starts working within 3 weeks, reaches its full potential in up to 6 months, and can last up to two years. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired results. Our expert team at ReNu Med Lounge Studio City will determine if Sculptra is the right treatment option for you and will create a custom treatments plan tailored to your individual needs
What areas can be treated with Sculptra?
Sculptra can be used to treat a variety of areas in the face where there is a loss of volume or deep wrinkles and folds. Some of the areas that can be treated with Sculptra include:
- Cheeks: Sculptra can give the cheeks a more youthful appearance by restoring volume to the cheeks.
- Temples: Loss of volume in the temples can make the face look hollow and aged. Sculptra can help restore volume to this area.
- Jawline: Sculptra can be used to define the jawline, providing a more youthful and sculpted appearance.
- Nasolabial folds: These are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Sculptra can help fill in these lines and smooth out the appearance of the face.
- Marionette lines: These are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. Sculptra can help lift and fill in these lines.
- Hollows under the eyes: Sculptra can be used to restore volume to the hollows under the eyes, which can create a more rested and youthful appearance.
While Sculptra is primarily used for facial rejuvenation, it can also be used for certain body treatments. Sculptra has been used to treat areas of the body where there is a loss of volume or where more fullness is desired. Some of the areas of the body that can be treated with Sculptra include:
- Décolletage: Sculptra can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the chest area.
- Buttocks: Sculptra has been used as a non-surgical alternative to butt augmentation. It can help add volume and lift to the buttocks over time.
- Hands: Sculptra can be used to improve the appearance of aging hands by restoring volume and smoothness to the skin.
- Knees: Sculptra can be used to improve the appearance of the knees by adding volume to hollow areas and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Sculptra at ReNu Med Lounge, Studio City, CA
At ReNu Med Lounge we specialize in helping you look and feel your best by addressing your cosmetic and wellness concerns and enhancing your natural beauty. Call us today at 818-308-7274 to learn more about Sculptra and book a consultation with one of our expert injectors to determine if this treatment is right for you.