You don’t have to use expensive beauty products to erase your wrinkles and restore volume to your face. At Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, we can use an injectable filler called Sculptra to create lasting improvements in your skin. This treatment is a very cost-effective, gentle way to renew your aging skin and create lasting changes in your complexion.
How Long Does Sculptra Last?
Sculptra is one of the most effective injectable products that we offer. This beneficial product will renew your appearance by causing your tissues to create additional collagen fibers. Stimulating your collagen production will improve your volume loss, wrinkles, and other aesthetic problems for a long period of time. In fact, this treatment may transform your skin for over two years.
As you continue to process the ingredients in this injectable product, your positive changes will gradually wear off. You can maintain your smooth, firm face by getting another treatment.
Why Have I Developed Wrinkles on My Face?
There are a number of reasons why you will develop wrinkles and lines as you age.
Losing Your Facial Fat
As you enter your thirties and forties, you will lose some of the fat in your face. As your facial fat diminishes, the amount of volume in your skin will decrease. Losing this extra support will increase your risk of developing lines and wrinkles.
Exposure To Sunlight
Spending a long amount of time in strong sunlight can also cause you to develop fine lines and wrinkles. The sun sends out powerful ultraviolet rays that will damage the elastin and collagen proteins in your skin. These proteins help your skin remain youthful-looking and smooth. As the sunlight damages these structural proteins, your skin will sag, and wrinkles will appear on your face.
Certain habits can also negatively affect the condition of your skin. In particular, smoking cigarettes and drinking large amounts of alcohol will decrease the blood flow to your skin. Damaging your blood flow will increase your risk of developing wrinkles and other aesthetic issues as you age.
Losing Your Collagen Fibers
Even if you avoid exposure to strong sunlight and don’t smoke, your skin will lose collagen fibers as you get older. After you turn 20, you will usually lose about 1% of your collagen fibers every 12 months. For example, you will probably lose about 25% of these important proteins by the time that you reach the age of 45. This development will cause folds and wrinkles to appear around your mouth, nose, and other places on your face.
How Does This Injectable Product Work?
This injectable product will use a unique method to plump your facial features and smooth away your wrinkles. The main ingredient in this injectable filler is a substance called poly-L-lactic acid. Your tissues will be able to easily absorb this biodegradable acid. Over time, the poly-L-lactic acid in this injectable filler will gradually raise your collagen levels.
Increasing your production of this fibrous protein will strengthen your skin and improve the elasticity of your tissues. As this filler increases the amount of collagen in your facial tissues, the amount of volume in your face will increase, and the wrinkles in your target area will become less visible.
What Aesthetic Issues Will This Filler Improve?
We can use this product to improve fine lines and deeper wrinkles that appear on your face. In particular, you can use this treatment to smooth away lines that have formed around your mouth and on your chin. In addition, this product can be used to improve your facial structure and fill in areas where you have experienced volume loss.
What Will the Injectable Process Be Like?
You will receive this treatment during a quick appointment at our office in Cincinnati. We will use a very fine needle to perform your injections. Although you may feel a bit nervous as we begin this anti-aging treatment, you will relax as we gently inject this filler into your target areas.
After we have finished administering this product, we will carefully massage your skin. Massaging your face will help this filler achieve comprehensive improvements in your facial tissues.
What Will Happen After I Receive My Injections?
After your injections are complete, you will be able to drive home, go back to your office, or run errands. During the first 24 hours after your appointment, we may instruct you to apply an ice pack or cold compress onto your face. You can create a cold pack by wrapping a cloth around ice cubes. To protect your skin, you should not apply ice directly onto your facial tissues.
In general, you will be able to apply makeup onto your face after several hours have passed. During the next couple of days, we will advise you to massage your target area. Regularly massaging your facial tissues will help your injectable filler improve your wrinkles and add volume to your face. In addition to massaging your face, you should wear sunscreen and avoid spending too much time in strong sunlight.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Receive?
To achieve optimal results, you may need to receive multiple treatment sessions. For example, we may schedule three appointments over a series of several months. The number of injections that you receive during each appointment will depend on the severity of your wrinkles, your aesthetic desires, and other variables.
When Will My Wrinkles and Other Problems Begin To Improve?
Instead of creating sudden changes in your skin, this treatment will gradually improve your lines and other aesthetic problems. During the next four to six months, your tissues will start to create new collagen proteins. As your collagen proteins increase, your wrinkles will become less noticeable, and the amount of volume in your target area will increase.
What Is The Difference Between This Injectable and Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Many dermal fillers and injectable products will not create lasting improvements in your fine lines, deep wrinkles, and other cosmetic problems. In fact, some injectable treatments will only improve your skin for a couple of months. After your improvements wear off, your wrinkles will return. If you would like to maintain your wrinkle-free skin, you will have to schedule a follow-up treatment.
If you don’t have the time or energy to receive regular follow-up appointments, you should think about using Sculptra to improve your skin. Since the results of this injectable filler may last for several years, you will not be required to schedule frequent maintenance treatments at our office in Cincinnati. Instead of taking time away from your usual schedule to preserve your new look, you will be able to focus on your job, hobbies, and other activities.
Will My Friends Realize That I Have Received an Injectable Treatment?
Some injectable products will instantly plump your lips or fill in your sunken cheeks. When your friends and family members see these dramatic changes in your face, they might guess that you have received an injectable treatment. If you would like to achieve more natural-looking changes in your appearance, you will be very pleased with this product.
After you receive your injections, the poly-L-lactic acid in this filler will slowly fill in hollow areas of your face and erase your wrinkles. Since these changes will take several months to complete, your improvements will not look sudden or startling. Instead of realizing that you used an injectable filler, your friends and relatives might think that you are using a new aesthetic product or following a healthier lifestyle.
Who Should Consider Receiving This Injectable Filler?
If you would like to renew your skin and smooth away your facial wrinkles, you should think about using this injectable filler. Before we administer your injections, we will talk about your medical background. If you have a history of experiencing hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation, you should not use this product to improve your look. In addition, you cannot use this treatment if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in this injectable filler.
Can I Combine This Product With Other Dermal Fillers?
Although this injectable filler is very good at achieving lasting changes in your appearance, it cannot address all of your cosmetic issues. As a result, we may advise you to achieve more significant improvements by combining this product with other types of injectable fillers.
If you would like to enhance your lips and erase your wrinkles, we may recommend using Sculptra in connection with one of the dermal fillers in the Juvederm collection. Combining multiple products will allow you to smooth away your wrinkles and increase the size of your lips.
Enhance Your Look
Sculptra is a unique filler that has the ability to improve wrinkles and volume loss for more than two years. This beneficial product can smooth your smile lines and add fullness to your face. If you are interested in using this injectable filler to transform your appearance, you should contact us at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH to schedule an initial meeting.