Sculptra is a revolutionary new injectable anti-aging treatment that gives natural-looking, long-lasting results. However, because this treatment is so new, there are some common misconceptions about how it works and what it can do. To help you better understand Sculptra and how it works, let’s debunk some of the myths about Sculptra.
Myth #1: Sculptra is Only for the Face
While Sculptra works incredibly well to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging on the face, that’s not the only area it can treat. Sculptra, an injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid, works by stimulating collagen (the substance in the skin that keeps it looking firm and smooth) growth. When Sculptra is injected into the skin, it stimulates the growth of collagen over time, giving natural-looking results.
In addition to stimulating collagen growth on the face, Sculptra can be used to stimulate collagen growth on other areas of the body. Common areas for Sculptra treatment include the upper chest, knees, elbows, buttocks, and treatment of cellulite. When applied to other areas of the body, Sculptra can help treat a variety of uneven textures like those caused by weight loss or scarring.
Myth #2: Sculptra is Made of Toxins
A common misconception about Sculptra is that it’s made of toxins. While this may be true for other kinds of fillers, Sculptra is actually made of poly-L-lactic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Sculptra is completely safe for use on the body, as the body recognizes poly-L-lactic acid and is able to safely absorb it, then break it down after it has served its purpose.
Myth #3: Sculptra Gives Instant Results
While Sculptra gives exceptionally natural-looking and long-lasting results, the results of Sculptra are not seem immediately. Because Sculptra works by stimulating our body’s collagen growth, the results of the treatment are seen slowly over time. After a Sculptra treatment, it may take up to several weeks to start seeing initial results.
Myth #4: Sculptra Requires Major Downtime
Another misconception about Sculptra is that it requires a lot of recovery time. In fact, the exact opposite is true: Sculptra requires no downtime at all. After a Sculptra treatment, some patients may experience slight swelling or bruising. However, these after effects are minimal and even those patients who experience them can immediately resume their normal activities.
Myth #5: Sculptra is Permanent
Unfortunately, Sculptra does not give permanent results. It does, however, give longer lasting results when compared to facial fillers. Unlike other fillers, the results of Sculptra can last for up to three to five years.