Are you looking for an effective way to get back to the youthful appearance that you used to have? At Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva IL, our Sculptra treatments can help. This is what you need to know about this safe and long-lasting treatment.
How Long Do Sculptra Results Last?
If you’re unhappy with the signs of aging you’re seeing on your face and you’re looking for a fast-acting, effective solution, Sculptra might just be perfect for you. While there’s no dermal filler that can provide you with permanent results, this is one of the options that will last you the longest.
Most people who get this treatment get to enjoy their results for up to two years. Some patients find that their results last even longer than this. You can help your results last as long as possible by caring for your skin properly after your treatment.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
To better understand this product and how it works, it’s helpful to understand first why your skin is changing in the first place. Your skin contains a protein called collagen, which keeps your skin elastic and maintains your skin’s structural integrity.
You have high levels of collagen present in your skin in your youth, but the older you get, the more these levels begin to reduce. This when combined with factors like volume loss and repeated facial movements cause wrinkling in your skin. There are two different types of wrinkles.
What Are Static Wrinkles?
Static wrinkles are present on your skin at all times. It’s common to see them in various parts of your face as well as areas like your neck and chin as you lose volume and gravity has a great effect on your skin.
However, the second type of wrinkle can also become static wrinkles over time.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
These are wrinkles or creases that appear when the muscles underneath are contracting. For example, you might see lines forming between your nose and mouth when you smile. Once the muscles are relaxed, however, these wrinkles disappear.
The more you make these facial expressions, and the more your skin starts to lose elasticity, the more you’ll find it difficult for your skin to effectively snap back into place when your muscles are relaxed. This is when your dynamic wrinkles become static wrinkles.
What Is Sculptra?
This injectable is made with an ingredient called poly-l-lactic acid. When it’s injected into your skin in the desired areas, it encourages your body to produce more collagen. This keeps your skin elastic and firm, reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles and preventing more from showing up.
As the product takes up space under your skin, this will also help it to look fuller and more youthful. You’ll see an immediate change to your appearance as soon as treatment is done, with your full, natural-looking results being evident after a few weeks.
What Areas Can You Treat?
One of the biggest benefits of this cosmetic treatment is that you can use it to target a variety of areas of your face. This includes filling in your temples and your cheeks. You can also reduce the appearance of jowls, and get rid of smile lines.
But your face isn’t the only place this filler can target. What makes it so special is that you can also use it to get rid of aging concerns in other parts of your body. This includes your chest and neck. You can also use it to add the appearance of muscle definition to certain areas of your body as well as reduce cellulite.
How Can I Help My Results Last Longer?
While it’s nice to stay out in the sun, and there are certainly health benefits, the sun’s UV rays can cause a lot of damage to your skin. To keep your skin healthy and to ensure that your results from this treatment last as long as possible, you should limit your exposure to direct sunlight.
Applying sunscreen with at least 30SPF when you do have to go outside will help you keep your results effective.
Eat More Protein
Protein is an important staple in any diet. And, since collagen is a protein, adding enough protein into your diet will help to further support its production once you get this treatment.
You can get protein out of meat products as well as things like beans and lentils, meaning that even vegetarians and vegans can easily add more protein to their diets.
Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco
Immediately after getting treatment, you should avoid alcohol and tobacco. However, to maintain your results and to stay as healthy as possible, it’s important to continue avoiding these products.
Consuming alcohol and tobacco will drastically affect the structure and appearance of your skin, so stay away from them as much as possible.
Book an Appointment Today
Are you ready to learn more about Sculptra and what it can do for you? The team at our clinic is ready to help you get the results you’re looking for. To learn more, get in touch with us at Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva