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What Makes Sculptra Unique From Other Fillers?

When looking for a dermal filler to help with wrinkles and other symptoms of aging on your face, it may appear like the market is swamped with possibilities. While some brand-name fillers are produced with comparable substances and serve essentially the same purpose, others, such as Sculptra Aesthetic, distinguish out.

Sculptra differs from fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse not just in how it works and how long it lasts, but also in the ingredients it contains.


Ingredient with a Secret

Poly-L-lactic acid is the active ingredient in Sculptra. Polylactic acid is a stimulant that operates as a synthetic substance in the body. Rather than simply increasing volume, it stimulates the body’s collagen production. Sculptra is injected into the dermis at a deeper level than conventional fillers.

Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic substance that is totally absorbed by the body over time. It’s a biodegradable and biosynthetic component. It’s been utilized as the principal element in dissolvable sutures for decades.

The precise site of each injection is determined by the area of the face that needs to be treated. The nasolabial folds, or lines that occur between the nose and the mouth, are routinely treated with Sculptra Aesthetic.

It can also be used to address chin wrinkles and marionette lines on the sides of the lips. Because the filler was originally created to treat face wasting, it can also be used to restore volume loss in the cheeks.


When Do the Results Show Up?

Another significant distinction between Sculptra and other dermal fillers is the length of time it takes for the results to manifest. When you have a Juvederm injection, for example, the results are noticeable right away. The effects of Sculptra take a while to show up, usually a few months. Two or three injections of the filler are usually required, spaced out over several months.

Because alternative fillers provide quick results, it may appear that waiting for Sculptra results isn’t worth it. It’s crucial to note, however, that the injection is not the same as other fillers. Many patients think that the advantages of the injection far exceed the inconvenience of having to wait for results.

How Long Does It Take?

One of the most significant advantages of Sculptra Aesthetic is the longevity of the results once they are evident. A dermal filler’s effects usually disappear after a year or two. The effects of Sculptra have been seen for the past two years. The effects can continue up to two years in some circumstances. The longer-lasting results may be worth the wait and several injections for some people.

Concerns and Side Effects

Sculptra, like any other dermal filler, has some potential side effects and concerns. Pain at the injection site, bruising, redness, and swelling are among of the more noticeable side effects. It’s worth mentioning that the treated region may enlarge slightly at first to give you an idea of the type of outcomes you might expect. The swelling will subside in a few days.

After an injection, little bumps called granulomas can form beneath the skin. If the filler isn’t correctly dispersed under the skin or is injected into a thin-skinned location, such as beneath the eyes, lumps can occur. Having Sculptra injected by a qualified surgeon or medical practitioner can help you avoid bumps and other adverse effects.

The way you handle the injection site thereafter can assist to lessen the chance of negative effects. Applying an ice pack to the affected area, for example, can assist reduce swelling. To prevent bumps from forming, it’s common to massage the injection site several times a day for the first five days after therapy. After treatment, avoid sun exposure to decrease redness and protect your skin.

The Process of Treatment

The treatment time for Sculptra is similar to that of other dermal fillers. It takes less than 30 minutes to complete the procedure. The number of injections you receive during a treatment session is determined by the locations to be treated and the number of places to be treated. Following therapy, you should be able to resume your normal activities.

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