If you are over the age of 45, Sculptra is definitely a treatment that will be recommended for you by Gita Izadi, NP here at Neu Look Med Spa.
But it can be confusing to understand what this product really is and what it can do. According to Skintour.com “Sculptra is an injectable liquid used to add volume to areas of the face to create a soft, natural, more youthful recontouring of the face. It builds your own collagen while it gradually disappears. When done well, it doesn’t have that “over stuffed” look that is all too common with other injectables”.
It is most commonly used to add volume to hollow cheeks, add definition to the jawline, and smooth nasal labial folds. It also can be used to get rid of wrinkles on the chest, knees, and elbows. But what makes this injectable unique? Sculptra (generic name is “poly-L-lactic acid” or PLLA) is a synthetic of lactic acid. Lactic acid is made in our muscles after exercise. Polylactic acid is lactic acid molecules stuck together in strings (a polymer). It is made in a laboratory and contains no animal products and no human DNA. It very gradually disappears by the action of your own cell enzymes” states Skintour.com.
Many patients want a very gradual change when getting injectable treatments, and Sculptra is perfect for them. On average 3 treatments of 1-2 vials are needed about 5-10 weeks apart for the initial correction of volume loss. After that, one treatment per year will maintain the results. Sculptra lasts about 2 years verses many injectables that only last 6-12 months.
Another treatment that Neu Look Med Spa offers is Buttock Augmentation with Sculptra. Its a great non surgical way to lift and contour your bum. Due to the area being larger, most patients will need at least 10-15 Vials in the first treatment and may need more depending on the look they want to achieve. But again this procedure can last for 2 years, which makes it a smart investment. Gita Izadi welcomes you to come in for a complimentary consultation to see if this treatment is right for you!