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SCULPTRA AESTHETIC IN SANTA BARBARASculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable which helps to replace lost collagen (a key structural component that helps keep your skin youthful looking and smooth). The additional collagen helps to correct the shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging. The main ingredient of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. Results from Sculptra are seen gradually over 3 – 6 months and typically last over 2 years. It is an excellent option for clients who don’t need an immediate correction and are looking for longer lasting results than what is available with traditional dermal fillers. The following section answers some of the frequently asked questions about Sculptra. If you are interested in finding out more, please call us at 805-695-2210 to book a complimentary consultation. If you prefer, you may also fill out an online request form. One of our Spa Coordinators will then get in touch with you.
Sculptra Frequently Asked Questions
The main ingredient of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. Once injected, Sculptra stimulates your body to produce more of its own collagen. Because of this, the results are not seen immediately, but gradually over a 3 to 6 month time period.
Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?You are likely to be a good candidate for Sculptra if you:
- A) are experiencing a loss in facial collagen due to age and other environmental factors
- B) would like a product that produces long term results (2 years or more)
- C) are willing to commit to a series of treatment sessions (3 is average) and are okay with waiting 3 – 6 months to see final results
People who are not good candidates for Sculptra include those who are pregnant, nursing an infant, have a history of a bleeding disorder, have an autoimmune disease, or experience abnormal scarring.
What results might I expect? How long will results last? Sculptra begins to work within the deep dermis, where the collagen that is stimulated to be produced helps to reinforce your skin’s structure. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness in facial wrinkles, folds, and depressions that have developed over time.
Final results are typically seen in 3 – 6 months and will usually last for more than 2 years.
How many treatments will I need? How long do treatments take?In order to achieve the desired results, it is necessary to come in for a series of treatments that are ususually permormed 4 to 6 weeks apart. The number of treatments required can be anywhere from 2 to 4 treatments, but the average is 3.
Treatment time for each session is usually only about 30 minutes.
Is Sculptra safe?Sculptra is FDA approved in the United States and has been used in over 30 countries around the world since 1999. The main ingredient in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid, has been used for years in dissovable stitches and is naturally and safely absorbed by the body.