At Skin Matrx, we have seen remarkable results on skin treated with Sculptra in Burbank. While many fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, Sculptra’s active ingredient is a collagen stimulator called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. Microparticles of PLLA are suspended in a gel formula, injected into areas of the face that have lost the resilient quality of youth. This advanced filler creates results that you can see and feel by triggering an increase in collagen production – for a long-term firming effect.
What is the treatment like?
An anesthetic cream will be applied to the facial area to be treated, so you should experience no discomfort during your injections. Sculptra contains an aesthetic for even greater comfort due to the numbing effect. Some clients in Burbank prefer an anesthetic injection, while others do not require any numbing before the treatment begins. You will feel the sensation of the injections, but this feels more like pressure than pain.
How many treatments do you need?
Most people achieve optimal results with a series of three treatments with Sculptra. You have unique skin issues, and with a personal consultation, we can advise you what will produce the best results for you.
How long does Sculptra last?
One of the beauties of Sculptra is that the results last for two to three years before retreatment is needed.
What is the recovery time?
You may experience swelling or bruising at the injection sites, which will fade within days, or up to a week. There is no real recovery time, although the numbing effect will require a few hours to disappear. You are free to return to your typical day and should not experience any significant side effects.
When will I see the full results?
The full results of your Sculptra injections are slow and steady, as your skin produces more collagen. You should see a visible difference in your skin quality within about six weeks, which continues to improve in the weeks and months ahead, with maximum improvement achieved at about the six-month mark.