Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Sculptra® Aesthetic. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Even though I feel like I’m 21. The reality is I’m not! I seriously keep forgetting my real age, it’s 29 folks! Maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t feel my age. I have to thank my mom and dad for that (it’s that Asian gene). But I do know that as I age, the inevitable wrinkles will start to appear. Which is why I’m glad I had a chance to learn about a treatment that requires minimal effort and beautiful gradual change. At the Art of Sculptra® Aesthetic event held at the YoungArts Gallery, I learned a lot about Sculptra® Aesthetic – an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that helps to build natural collagen lost during the aging process. The treatment varies by individual need. Usually Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected in up to 4 injection sessions that are scheduled about 3 weeks apart. If you start the treatment at an early age, it might only require just one session to see the change gradually, according to Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera. The best part, Sculptra® Aesthetic can last more than 2 years!*
It was also interesting to learn that, sagging mostly occurs from lost volume. Women tend to lose volume mostly around the mouth. Sculptra® Aesthetic works by helping to stimulate the production of your own collagen, which helps to restore the volume loss. With Sculptra® Aesthetic you can start noticing the corrections gradually. I love this option because I’m not a fan of immediate changes. I find that immediate changes can sometimes look too drastic and noticeable. Sculptra® Aesthetic gradually helps to stimulate collagen growth to help restore your skin’s inner structure for a more youthful-looking appearance. If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra® Aesthetic and how it might help you, visit SculptraAesthetic.com or contact Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera for consultation.
* Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
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Important Safety Information
Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.
Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained physician. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.
Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area.
The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.
Sculptra Aesthetic is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use are available at www.SculptraAesthetic.com.