Facial collagen is a key factor in the facial aging process and acts as a support structure for your skin. Starting at about age 30, collagen loss begins to occur, resulting in decreases in elasticity and moisture. But you can work against this process through non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Sculptra. Sculptra is a cutting-edge volumizer designed to stimulate natural collagen production. Over time, this production of collagen restores lost volume and improves skin density.
At the Cole Aesthetic Center, we provide patients with a full suite of cosmetic treatments. Specializing in both surgical and non-surgical techniques, we can deliver the results you want with safe and tested methods. Call us today to learn more about the treatments and procedures we offer to residents of Seattle and beyond.
Sculptra Can Help With:
- Restore volume over time, allowing light to reflect off the face as it does in our youth
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corner of your mouth (nasal labial folds)
- Improve fullness to a sunken or hallowed area, such as below the eyes, sides of the temples and mid-face
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that aims to restore lost facial volume. Its unique formula allows it to activate your body’s natural regenerative potential to being producing new collagen. As your body rebuilds collagen, your skin and tissues will continue to improve over time, resulting in a younger, livelier look.
As a non-surgical treatment, you can avoid the downsides of surgery while still achieving stunning results. With Sculptra, you can regain or prolong a youthful appearance without a single incision!
How Is the Sculptra Performed?
Sculptra is entirely non-surgical, so you will not need to worry about incisions or lengthy recovery periods. Typically, the entire treatment is performed quickly and comfortably in our office in under half an hour.
First, the area is sterilized with an alcohol wipe, then your Sculptra treatment is administered. Sculptra is mixed with a numbing agent so that the injection process is very tolerable. Even patients with a lower pain tolerance report a generally comfortable experience.
Once your treatment is complete, you can return home. Most patients resume their daily activities the same day as their Sculptra treatment. However, taking a day to rest can be a great idea too.
What Treatments Are Often Combined With Sculptra?
Since Sculptra is non-surgical, you can easily combine it with other treatments to see enhanced results. Patients who receive Sculptra often combine it with other dermal fillers to provide immediate results. Since Sculptra can take some time to rebuild collagen levels, patients find that other fillers can provide the immediate results while Sculptra provides longer-term benefits.
Common combinations include:
- Other dermal fillers
Is There Any Downtime or Recovery?
After treatment, patients may experience extra volume in the treated area. But this is entirely normal; it is a result of the product being injected with sterile water. After a couple of days, the water is reabsorbed by the body, leaving the product to stimulate collagen production. Results are slower but longer-lasting compared to other injectables. As your body works to produce collagen, you will see continued improvements in the time after your treatment. The results minimize the appearance of the loss of fat and bony mass, which is a part of the normal aging process.
You might also have some minor swelling, bruising, or redness around the injection areas. However, these quickly fade within days and should be entirely mild. If you have any questions after your treatment, please give us a call and we will gladly help.
Am I a Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra can benefit a wide range of people. Patients of all ages find this treatment brings them the results they want. For some, they use it to prevent volume loss or wrinkles in the first place, while others aim for rejuvenating their appearance. Since Sculptra is not a surgery, it does not carry the associated risks, allowing it to work with a wider range of candidates.
The first step to see if Sculptra is right for you is to schedule your consultation at Cole Aesthetic Center. When you come in for this personal meeting, you can learn about which treatments will best suit your aesthetic goals. From start to finish, you have access to complete information for our entire suite of treatments.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to achieve a younger look, schedule your consultation today. During your individual meeting with a specialist, you can learn about the benefits of Sculptra and other relevant procedures. We strive to provide complete information, so every patient can decide on their treatment plan with complete confidence. Call us today to learn more about getting plastic surgery in Seatle.