Sculptra® Cosmetic Injections – Birmingham
Wrinkles, lines, and hollows of the face can make you look a lot older than you really are. Many people will undergo facial plastic surgery to treat these issues, but there is a much more affordable option with no downtime: Sculptra®. At our Birmingham area practice, many patients undergo Sculptra® injections because of the excellent, long-lasting results that can be achieved. Let’s look at how Sculptra® injections work and what to expect from treatment.
About Sculptra® Injections
Sculptra® is a dermal filler that is poly-L-lactic-acid-based, a synthetic substance that helps replace collagen in the injection site. After a few weeks, the poly-L-lactic-acid will then promote the production of new collagen in the injection site. Sculptra® is ideal for major facial wrinkles as well as lost volume in various areas of the face. Many people who suffer from facial lipoatrophy (a sort of wasting of the facial fat common to people with HIV or AIDS) can benefit from the results of Sculptra® treatment.
Candidates for Sculptra® Injections
The best candidates for Sculptra® are people who are in generally good health who would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance the fullness of their face. People who suffer from facial lipoatrophy as a result of HIV or AIDS often get Sculptra® to improve their appearance since the results are long-lasting and involve no downtime. During your visit to our practice serving Birmingham, we will see if Sculptra® injections are the right option for you.
Risks and Benefits of Sculptra®
The risks of Sculptra® injections tend to be very few and side effects minor. This is because Sculptra® is synthetic and we take precautions to ensure you will not have an allergic reaction to it. Some of the common side effects that people experience after Sculptra® treatment include redness, tenderness, swelling, discomfort, and bruising. Sometimes little bumps or nodules may appear in the injection site, though these will diminish after a few days to a few weeks.
The benefits of Sculptra® injections include improved appearance, enhanced collagen production, and results that are much more immediate and long-lasting than a number of other fillers.
Results of Sculptra® Treatment
The effects of Sculptra® can be rather long lasting given its poly-L-lactic-acid composition and how it works. On average, the effects of Sculptra® at our practice serving Vestavia Hills can last up to two years. This means less frequent repeat treatments with Sculptra®.
Learn More About Sculptra® Injections in Birmingham
Sculptra® has proven extremely effective, especially for people who are dealing with serious issues related to facial contour. It’s long-lasting and safe, and certainly has less risk involved than facial cosmetic surgery. To learn more about your many options for non-surgical aesthetic enhancement, contact our Birmingham practice for Sculptra® injections today. Our team looks forward to your visit.