Should You Try Scultpra?

6 July 2015
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Are you thinking of trying Sculptra? This filler has become quite popular in recent years for its ability to make users look as much as two years younger without having that "overworked" look of so many other fillers. While there are definitely some aesthetic advantages to using Sculptra, you are the only one who can decide whether it's right for you or not. However, there are a few things to know and consider as you make your decision.

Sculptra is only for Certain Lines

First things first, you should understand that Sculptra is not for every line, wrinkle, or fold on the face. It is only approved and used for specific wrinkles and lines. These include:

  • Smile lines/lines between the nose and mouth
  • Lines and wrinkles at and around the chin area
  • Lines around the mouth

If you do have lines in these areas that you want removed or diminished, then Sculptra may be for you. However, if you're worried about forehead or other wrinkles, then you'll need to look into other options. 

Sculptra is not a "Quick Fix"

Many fillers on the market today are designed to give quick but short-lasting results. Sculptra is the opposite. Its results emerge slowly, but they can actually last for up to two years!

Most people notice small results from Sculptra within a couple of weeks of use, and, with continued treatment, the results just get better and better. However, Sculptra is not the right choice if you want a "wow" change right away. It's more for those who want to continuously improve the appearance of their faces for the long-term.

Sculptra Can Cause Bruising

There are very few side effects associated with Sculptra. It is very safe! However, one of the effects of Sculptra is that, in some people, it can cause bruising at and around the injection site.

Until you know how your body will handle Sculptra, it is advised to schedule your sessions at the end of the day or when you have the day off. 

Do keep in mind, though, that Sculptra sessions are very short and do not take much time out of your day, so if you know that you will not bruise, there is no need to block out a lot of time for a session.

To reduce the likelihood of bruising, you should avoid any medications that contain aspirin, as this drug contributes to bruising and slower healing times.

Now that you know a bit more about Sculptra, you can start considering whether it's the right fit for you or not. If you think it might be, don't hesitate to find a qualified Sculptra technician in your area, like Dermatherapy, to set up a consultation.