Why everyone in Hollywood is getting this injectable superstar to keep their natural youthful look
By Laura Jane Brougher, RN, Aesthetic Injector and Skin Rejuvenation Specialist at Gig Harbor Aesthetics
When you look in the mirror, are you wishing to maintain or get a more rejuvenated and youthful improvement? As an aesthetic injector and skin rejuvenation specialist for almost 18 years, I can help you understand and improve how to get back a more rested, refreshed and natural look. I will always assess the client and discuss a comprehensive rejuvenation plan to bring balance, structure and youthful radiance back to the face.
It’s a Journey!
There are many modalities to get a refreshed and rejuvenated face, most importantly skin rejuvenation, Botox/Dysport, dermal fillers, etc. However, today, we are discussing the superstar biostimulator Sculptra Aesthetic. We want to smooth the skin and add back lost volume. Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable treatment that works with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen growth. It is injected into the areas where there is fat loss and hollowing such as the temples, front of the ear and in the cheeks. It also works well in areas where there are laxity wrinkles and deep folds, such as the area in the mid-lower cheek and décolletage.
Sculptra is different than a hyaluronic dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane because it is a poly-L-lactic biostimulator that addresses the underlying cause of aging skin from within—loss of collagen. Plump, healthy, youthful skin has lots of collagen and is the foundation for a radiant look.
By helping stimulate natural collagen growth, Sculptra helps restore the structure in your skin by replacing the lost volume and smoothness. Sculptra restores the fullness and will refine wrinkles and folds with your own collagen. Your body builds a web matrix of collagen support. This takes two to three sessions done approximately two months apart.
What to Expect
During consultation, we will go over the different options, discuss skin rejuvenation, products, your timeline and budget. Sculptra treatments are usually done in two or three sessions. In the first session, the liquid Sculptra is injected in areas needed and will initially look full, then the liquid absorbs and leaves the poly-L-lactic acid behind to stimulate your body to produce the collagen. Over the course of the following two to three months, you will see a gradual improvement. The second session is the same, again building more collagen. Depending on how much improvement is desired, a third session may be needed. Each treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour. The most common side effects are tenderness and soreness at the injection site. There may also be bruising that will resolve in about a week.
After achieving your full correction, studies have shown that the results last for more than two years, and many clients see results for much longer. Eighty percent of men and women injected with Sculptra have rated their results “excellent.”
Sculptra is a wonderful product to talk to your injector about. And by the way, please do not ever go to an injector who either looks overdone or has huge, overinflated lips. (These injectors don’t have a good artistic eye if they think they look good like that.) You will be taking an unnecessary risk on how your treatment will turn out. If you have already walked in their door, just walk out.
An expert injector will always look at your face from a standpoint of how to give the face more support, more balance, and will suggest a treatment plan that puts the curves back in the face in a way that looks natural. Also, be diligent and do your research on their experience and training.
At Gig Harbor Aesthetics, they will always be honest with you about pricing and your individualized long-term plan. They offer complimentary comprehensive consultations and are dedicated to helping you achieve your natural desired results.