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CODE BEAUTY: 10 Minutes of Sculptra

Welcome to our 4 part series of all things, CODE BEAUTY. For our last episode we will be talking about Sculptra and specifically the common places where threads can be injected. Join us on this journey so you can learn where each type of procedure can be done. Now we just have one question, are you ready? If you want to listen to our episode now you can do so by CLICKING HERE.

♡ What is Sculptra?

The new craze and deserves an episode of it’s own. Sculptra is a filler but really it’s a collagen stimulator without the filling properties that you have in your other "classic" fillers. It’s actually a powder and when you inject it you stimulate the body’s own collagen to create volume. It’s different from your typical filler as the volume is gradual as opposed to the immediate effects seen with filler.

It's made out of polylactic acid which is used in dissolvable stitches. The microparticles get absorbed by the skin and stimulate collagen!

♡ Where to Inject?

Where to inject? Wherever you need volume or increased skin thickness:

  • Temple, cheeks, cheek hollows

  • Preauricular area

  • Smile lines or nasolabial folds

  • Chin

  • Mouth

  • Midface

  • Forehead

  • More recently buttocks aka sculptra butt lift

Note: Historically, it has been used for lipoatrophy in people with HIV/AIDS to help with volume. For example, for sunken in cheeks or temples. Then it started getting it’s approval in the aesthetic industry about 10 years later.

♡ How do you inject it?

Since it comes in powder form it needs to be mixed with water in order for it turn into a solution. This can take from 6 hours to a few days. You can add lidocaine so some practitioners will inject lidocaine into their sculptra vials prior to use to provide the local anesthetic effect during injection. You can use a sharp needle vs cannula to inject and that is dependent on preference as well as, expertise.

♡ Don't forget to:

Massage the face after the procedure to improve stimulation and smoothness of the treatment

♡ When will I see results?

Although, it depends on the person usually someone will need two to four sessions to see an effect. The effect is then long lasting (estimated to be between 2-3 years).

♡ Secret Tips

  1. Be prepared for the effects to be gradual

  2. Massage the treatment area

  3. Make sure to follow your practitioner's instructions

  4. You may have some unevenness initially and this is based on how long it takes for the product to stimulate different parts of the face

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Disclaimer: The Content on our podcast/website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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