If you’re looking for a way to get back to your more youthful appearance, our team at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV has exactly what you need. Sculptra is a safe, fast-acting, and effective cosmetic treatment that can help you feel your best again. Here’s what you should know.
How Quickly Does Sculptra Work?
Are you feeling self-conscious about the way you look? Noticing some major changes to the way your skin looks and feels? Finding a fast-acting cosmetic treatment that will help you feel more confident in your skin is important. There are lots of options out there, and some of them work faster than others.
If you want something that’s going to help you feel your best as quickly as possible, consider Sculptra. This injectable can provide you with results as soon as it’s injected into your skin. Know, however, that these won’t be your full results. Over the next few weeks, your natural-looking results will continue to come on gradually.
What You Need to Know About Your Skin
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it provides you with a lot of protection. It’s your body’s first line of defense, after all. That means that it goes through a lot each day.
To help it maintain its structure and integrity, your skin contains proteins like collagen. Collagen helps your skin stay elastic, smoothing out effectively when the muscles beneath are relaxed. However, as you get older, your skin starts to lose levels of these chemicals, causing wrinkling to occur.
There are two different kinds of wrinkles. The first is dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles appear on your face when the muscles beneath contract. For example, when you raise your eyebrows and find horizontal lines crossing your forehead, those are dynamic wrinkles.
These wrinkles will smooth out once the muscles underneath your skin are relaxed. Over time, however, your dynamic wrinkles may turn into the second type of wrinkle.
It’s common to see static wrinkles appear on areas of your face where you lose both volume and laxity. These wrinkles will remain on your skin even if the muscles underneath are relaxed. It’s common to see them on various parts of your face as well as your neck.
As your skin loses its elasticity and can no longer smooth out when the muscles relax, you’ll start to notice that your wrinkles that were once dynamic have turned into static wrinkles.
What Is Sculptra?
This injectable is applied to your targeted areas with a fine and precise needle. Its goal is to improve your skin’s elasticity while also reducing the appearance and severity of wrinkling and sagging that’s already appeared on your face.
This injectable is made with poly-l-lactic acid. This ingredient stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen. When initially injected, it provides immediate results by taking up space under your skin and filling in missing volume. Over the next few weeks, it will encourage your skin to produce more of its own collagen, improving its elasticity and keeping your skin looking healthy and young.
What Are the Benefits?
For most cosmetic treatments, there are a few things you’ll need to do beforehand to prepare. Some treatments require less preparation than others. When you get this injectable, there is very little that you’ll need to do before your appointment. We’ll make sure you know everything you need to know.
For the 24 to 48 hours before you get your injections, the most important thing to do is to avoid any substances that could thin your blood and cause bruising once the filler is injected. You’ll need to stay away from things like alcohol and tobacco as well as some over-the-counter medications and supplements like ibuprofen and fish oil.
Unlike more invasive procedures, your appointment for this treatment will be extremely fast and easy. Before we can apply the product, we’ll begin by cleaning your skin where you’re going to be receiving the product. We’ll also mark where the injection will be applied and we may apply a topical numbing agent to keep you comfortable.
After we’ve prepared your skin, we’ll start injecting the product, using small amounts at a time. This helps us to maintain accuracy and get you the precise results you want. The entire treatment process generally takes less than an hour, and you can leave the clinic as soon as it’s done.
Minimal Post-Treatment Maintenance
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is very little you need to do after your appointment is done. We’ll provide you with all the instructions you need on how to care for your skin after your treatment is complete. As long as you remember these simple instructions, you can return to your regular daily life right away.
You should understand that your skin is going to be more sensitive than normal over the next few days, so you’ll need to be cautious about things like going out into direct sunlight. You’re also going to need to avoid anything that could make you sweat, as well as extreme temperatures.
Reduce Smile Lines
Your smile lines, also called your laugh lines or nasolabial folds, are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth when you smile. As you know, over time, these dynamic wrinkles will become static wrinkles and they can have a huge impact on your overall appearance.
This injectable is a great way to add elasticity back into your skin, significantly reducing the appearance of your smile lines. It will also put more volume into the area which will add to an overall younger appearance.
Get Rid of Chin Wrinkles
Your chin is one of the more voluminous parts of your face. So, when you begin to lose that volume, it tends to be particularly noticeable in this area. You may find that your chin looks smaller, impacting the appearance of your jawline. It’s also common to see wrinkles in the area.
If you don’t like the way your chin has changed with age, then it’s time to consider this treatment. It will help encourage collagen production and drastically reduce or even eliminate your chin wrinkles. By filling in your chin, it will also help your jawline look much more defined.
Fill In Your Cheeks
Another more voluminous part of your face is your cheek area. The more volume you lose here, the thinner your face is going to look. This will age you and it can provide you with an unhealthy, sickly appearance in extreme cases. Thin cheeks combined with a loss of elasticity will mean that you’re likely to see jowls forming too.
When you get this injectable in your cheeks, it will help fill them back in without making them appear overly voluminous. This gives you a much more natural-looking appearance. The product will also lift sagging skin, getting rid of your jowls.
Another effective option if you’re looking to get back to a younger appearance is to get surgery. However, surgeries can be very invasive, and you may not feel comfortable or ready for that. You’ll also need to expect significant downtime and recovery after your procedure.
That’s not the case when you get an injectable like this one. Because all that’s used to apply the product is a fine and precise needle, you don’t need to worry about a lengthy and uncomfortable treatment process or having to take time away from work and your daily activities to deal with your recovery.
Almost Anyone Can Be a Candidate
This injectable is formulated to be safe for almost anyone to get. It simply encourages your body to begin producing its own collagen. This means that most people can be candidates to receive this treatment. When we meet for an initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and medical history to ensure this is the right product for you.
As long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you don’t have any skin conditions around the areas you’ll be receiving treatment, and you’re looking for an effective way to get back to your younger appearance, you could be a candidate for this treatment.
Book an Appointment Today
If Sculptra sounds like it might be the right solution to your aging and cosmetic concerns, then make sure you get in contact with our team. We’ll be ready to welcome you. Call us today at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV.