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Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is an injectable facial treatment that works differently than other injections. Rather than acting on facial nerves or artificially filling wrinkles, Sculptra works by stimulating the production and growth of collagen already in your skin, making the existing structure stronger and fuller to eliminate your unwanted lines.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF COLLAGEN IN AGING?
As we age, we lose collagen, which acts as the skin’s support structure and helps maintain its shape. In fact, 70% of our skin is composed of collagen, and collagen loss causes the skin to lose its elasticity and moisture. Sculptra helps treat an underlying cause of facial aging—the loss of collagen. By helping stimulate your natural collagen growth, Sculptra gradually adds volume that lifts the soft tissues and plumps skin from within.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SCULPTRA TREATMENT:
– Stimulates your natural collagen growth
– Helps restore lost facial volume and provides support to the skin to improve the look of smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, preauricular wrinkles (the vertical wrinkles in front of the ears), radial cheek folds (vertical wrinkles below the cheek), and chin wrinkles
– Provides gradual and natural-looking results that become visible over a few months
– Long-lasting—lasts up to 2 years
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
On average, a series of 2 treatment sessions may be needed over a few months. The number of injections at each session will vary depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your provider.
Dysport (a bobotulinum toxin A) is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults less than 65 years of age. It is an injection of a small amount of botulinum toxin that treats facial lines when injected into the underlying muscle, causing the muscle to relax and gradually smooth out, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY TREATMENT?
Dysport injection is a quick procedure using a relatively small needle to make a series of facial injections, with minimal downtime. While individual results may vary, in clinical studies approximately half of all recipients saw improvement in their frown lines in 2-3 days. Patients must wait at least 3 months between treatments, but results may last up to five months. Expect to resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Do not rub or massage the treated areas, which can cause the toxin to migrate to a different location. The treated facial lines will have diminished within just a few days of the treatment, and patients will look younger and refreshed. Muscle relaxant injections usually last 3 to 5 months. New patients may not have as dramatic a change as they were expecting, but the more treatments you receive, the more long-lasting the effect.