“You didn’t age overnight. Why should you anti-age overnight?”
That’s the tagline for Sculptra Aesthetic, an injectable poly-L-lactic acidin.
Sculptra Aestheticis is an anti-wrinkle treatment that does not claim to be an “overnight miracle”, or the answer to all your aging problems. It simply claims to be a wrinkle treatment that replaces lost collagen to give you “long-lasting results” that can remain noticeable for up to two years.
This is not a cream, or a serum. Sculptra Aesthetic is delivered in the form of injections which must be administered by a trained physician in three different treatments.
Sculptra Aesthetic contains one active ingredient, a synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid. Approved by the FDA, poly-L-lactic acid has been shown to replace lost collagen in the skin. Collagen is available in spades when you’re young and keeps the skin “plumped out;” supporting skin structure and keeping skin wrinkle and line-free.
As you age, collagen production wanes and your skin structure is compromised–a bit like a pillow slowly losing it’s stuffing, starts sagging and wrinkling!
Treatments that boost collagen production are one of the only effective ways to fight the visible signs of aging.
It must be noted that the Sculptra Aesthetic injections are only for use in areas around the nose, mouth, and chin. The injections are not for use in the delicate eye area.
You’ll need to find an alternate treatment for crow’s feet and other eye-related aging factors.
Results for Sculptra Aesthetic take several months to manifest, but can last for up to two years. The injections are able to penetrate down into the deep layers of the skin, to slowly correct wrinkles and folds.
Warning–if you have a compromised immune system you must not use Sculptra Aesthetic. The same goes if you have an active skin infection or any inflammation.
Overall Impression of Sculptra Aesthetic :
Sculptra Aesthetic seems to be very upfront with their information, and do not make excessive claims which we appreciate.
Sculptra Aesthetic treatments may be off-putting for people who dislike painful injections, or are on a budget. And the fact that pricing for Sculptra Aesthetic is not disclosed, leads us to believe treatments are expensive.
Side effects from Sculptra Aesthetic could include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and even bleeding in and around the site of injection.
Bottom line, Sculptra Aesthetic could be effective if you’re looking for a physician-prescribed alternative to Botox–and don’t get queasy at the sight of a needle!
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