After getting Sculptra injections, it’s important to understand that the results will not be immediate. Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production in the treated areas, and this process takes time.
Here’s a general timeline of what you can expect:
Right after the Sculptra injections, you may notice some immediate improvements in the treated areas. These initial effects are mainly due to the volume of the product itself and any associated swelling from the injection. However, these effects are temporary and will subside over the following days.
Gradual collagen production:
Over the following weeks to months, Sculptra stimulates collagen production in your skin. Collagen helps improve skin elasticity, thickness, and overall appearance. The injected PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) microparticles work as a scaffold to support the growth of new collagen fibers.
You will begin to notice the gradual improvements in the treated areas as the newly formed collagen takes effect. These improvements can include a reduction in wrinkles, improved facial contours, and enhanced volume.
The exact timeline for visible results can vary from person to person, depending on factors such as individual metabolism, age, and the extent of treatment. Typically, you can expect to see noticeable changes after several weeks to a few months, with the full effects becoming apparent over a series of treatment sessions.
It’s important to note that Sculptra is designed for long-lasting results, as collagen production continues to improve the appearance of the treated areas. The duration of results can vary, but they can last up to two years or more, depending on individual factors and treatment area. Maintenance treatments may be needed to sustain the desired outcome.
During your consultation with a qualified healthcare professional, they can provide a more accurate timeline and discuss your specific expectations based on your individual circumstances.