- 1 How long after the desired result is achieved will Sculptra last with touch ups?
- 2 How long until you see results from Sculptra?
- 3 How long does it take for Sculptra bumps to go away?
- 4 Are Sculptra results immediate?
- 5 Can Sculptra go wrong?
- 6 Does Sculptra ever go away?
- 7 Is 2 vials of Sculptra enough?
- 8 What should you not do after Sculptra?
- 9 Why do you have to massage your face after Sculptra?
- 10 Is Sculptra better than filler?
- 11 Can you overfill with Sculptra?
- 12 Is Sculptra worth the money?
- 13 How long are you swollen after Sculptra?
- 14 Does Sculptra lift the face?
- 15 Can I drink alcohol after Sculptra?
How long after the desired result is achieved will Sculptra last with touch ups?
Since Sculptra works with your body to stimulate and rebuild lost collagen, results will slowly develop over a period of four to six months. You may need more than one appointment to achieve an optimal outcome, but your results will last for up to two years once you complete a full course of treatment.
How long until you see results from Sculptra?
Since it takes four to six weeks for your body to start producing its own collagen, most patients start to see dramatic results beginning after about two months. Your skin will continue to improve for up to six months, which is when the benefits of the injections should reach their peak.
How long does it take for Sculptra bumps to go away?
Tiny or very small and invisible Sculptra bumps are normal and shouldn’t be manipulated in my opinion. They go away gradually on their own and are invisible; Most smallish Sculptra bumps, if identified early, can just be massaged out by massaging every night for about a minute with lotion for 2-4 weeks.
Are Sculptra results immediate?
You may see immediate results for 24 hours after being injected with Sculptra; however, these results are temporary. Sculptra causes a reaction in the skin which forms new collagen, so results from Sculptra will be gradually seen over a few months.
Can Sculptra go wrong?
Several side effects have been linked to Sculptra, including scarring, skin discoloration, nodules, lumps and granulomas. The product label says serious granulomas usually occur several months after injection, sometimes more than a year later. They happen several months to years after injection.
Does Sculptra ever go away?
Rarely, some elderly patients may require additional treatment sessions. It is also important to note that since Sculptra is designed to go away over time, 95% of these tiny lumps also disappear over time with no treatment. If bothersome to patients, these lumps can be easily treated.
Is 2 vials of Sculptra enough?
No more than 2 vials can be injected into the skin at any given time, mostly because we don’t want to overwhelm the skin.
What should you not do after Sculptra?
Avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sun bathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 2 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment.
Why do you have to massage your face after Sculptra?
Massaging after injection helps evenly distribute the product, some say, as does massaging injection sites for five minutes five times daily for five days after treatment. Clinical trials found that 8.6 percent of patients who had been treated with Sculptra Aesthetic developed lumps.
Is Sculptra better than filler?
Instead of simply adding volume, it encourages the production of collagen in the body. Sculptra is injected deeper into the dermis than other fillers. Although a synthetic ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid is completely absorbed by the body over time. The ingredient is biodegradable and biosynthetic.
Can you overfill with Sculptra?
“ It is possible to overfill with Sculptra, even though it is your own collagen that is doing the filling out,” says Yone Tierney, Injection Specialist and Registered Nurse at Lucy Peters in NYC. “As with any filler, it is essential that the injector is not only experienced, but has done hundreds injections.”
Is Sculptra worth the money?
If you are looking for a more natural way to improve the appearance of your skin, and if you are seeking a more natural result, than I would say yes, it is worth the money. It’s important to remember that you could need 2-3 treatments spread a month apart to get the BEST results.
How long are you swollen after Sculptra?
Swelling: You will notice most of the swelling the first morning after treatment, particularly under the eyes. Swelling usually lasts two to three days. To minimize swelling: o Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minutes every hour o Sleep elevated the first night.
Does Sculptra lift the face?
Sculptra can be a good alternative to lift the facial tissues in patients who do not wish the long recovery, incisions or risks of a surgical facelift. Sculptra can additionally be combined with the Ultherapy non-surgical micro-facelift for additional tightening and lifting, particularly in the neck and lower face.
Can I drink alcohol after Sculptra?
► Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours following your treatment, either. Alcohol causes inflammation. Instead, relax and hydrate. ► Don’t take fish oils, ibuprofen, aspirin, or garlic supplements for up to 7 days before and after your treatment (unless it is medically necessary for you to be on any of those).