More and more of our patients have taken advantage of Sculptra in Ann Arbor, MI as treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and other unwanted effects of aging in the face. Dr. Gilmore is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the area and is qualified to deliver this type of service to interested patients.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal injectable that is administered to enhance facial volume and eliminate the signs of aging in the face. This filler alternative particularly addresses lost volume in the face as well as eliminates facial creases and folds. We say filler alternative because this injectable is a collagen stimulant, stimulating your production of your own collagen hence giving you a more natural, healthy, and younger appearance. This injectable collagen stimulant is mainly composed of poly-l-lactic acid, which is a safe component to address facial wrinkles and folds.
In which areas of the face can Sculptra be injected?
Generally, Sculptra is used to treat the aging face, particularly the loss of volume in certain areas such as the cheeks, jawline, temples, and the area under the eyes. Aside from providing volume to the face, this dermal filler also addresses loose skin in the cheeks as well as ‘around’ the mouth and nose; ‘improving the appearance of’ skin folds in the process. This filler is also able to reshape the face from an oval to a more angled one.
How will my Sculptra procedure go?
During the day of your treatment, you can expect a numbing cream to be applied on your skin to promote comfort during the procedure. A small amount of the substance is then injected under the skin. The entire procedure usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the area that needs treatment.
What can I expect after my Sculptra treatment?
After the procedure, our staff will provide you with a facial massage to further distribute the product. We will instruct you on how to perform the face massage as part of your post care instructions. You will be advised to return to your normal activities right away, but anything strenuous will have to be avoided within the first 24 hours after the procedure. To achieve maximum results and to maintain them, several Sculptra sessions may be recommended by Dr. Gilmore.
When will I see the final results?
Although most of our patients in Ann Arbor, MI already notice a significant improvement in their face a day or two after treatment, this result is not actually final and is only due to the injection fluid. This dramatic change will give Dr. Gilmore an idea of how the final result will look like. After a few weeks, your body will gradually produce new collagen, bringing volume to the underlying skin structure in the areas treated with Sculptra. Final results may already be noticeable after four weeks, in which a follow-up session may be needed. You may likely be advised to undergo three to four treatment sessions to achieve maximum results.
There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.