When it comes to fillers and injections, facial structure plays a role in how it will work with your skin. One of the things you’ll want to consider is that Sculptra uses a synthetic form of lactic acid. The reason to be aware of this key factor is that lactic acid is something that your body can produce. That means it’s not foreign to your system. Here’s the reality check, once you’re in your thirties, your collagen production has slowed down dramatically, which is why you start to see skin changes like less elasticity, slower recovery, and duller skin, causing the physical signs of aging. The goal is to activate and promote the fibroblasts that help produce collagen. Lactic acid can help regenerate skin cells and stimulate them into action.
Sculptra injections do not work immediately and work in two ways. It fills in the area with the synthetic lactic acid (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) while your skin starts the rejuvenation process. The most common use for Sculptra Aesthetic is on the face, though some people use it in the chest area and to handle cellulite. Around the eyes, cheeks, and even jawline are the most widely requested injectable sites. It’s the temporary solution that then stimulates your own body to fill those areas with better collagen production.
While you will see an immediate increase of volume while you’re in the office, it will subside over the next few days and then Collagen will build back up over the coming months. It does take a couple of months to see the full results, so this isn’t a quick fix for a big event you’re going to. But like anything else, good things take time. When you do start seeing results after a couple of treatments, they are long-lasting and you can enjoy the benefits for up to three years.
While it can be a little costly upfront, the rewards are great and long-lasting (up to three years). When you meet with one of our registered nurses at Colair, they’ll be able to give you a better idea of how many vials you’ll need, most folks need approximately one vial for every ten years of life. So, if you’re fifty, that’s approximately five vials, though truly, it will depend on the condition of your skin, as you may need less. This process may take more than one appointment, due to restrictions on how many vials can be injected at one time.