Sculptra results can last for up to two years.
Sculptra results can last for up to two years. Sculptra provides long-term volume restoration by stimulating collagen production, and can be a great choice in the right candidate. The results are not comparable to a surgical facelift, however. Facelifts address skin laxity, but do not restore volume. Sculptra addresses volume loss, but does not tighten the skin. Therefore a youthful face has both volume and tighter skin. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an in-person consultation to come up with a personalized treatment plan that addresses your areas of concern.
Sculptra Stimulates New Collagen so Can Last Up to 2 Years
Sculptra is one of
those great products that many do not understand or give a chance in cosmetic
dermatology. We know that Sculptra stimulates new collagen production and that
with a series of injections to get the desired results, many people have
significant improvement, with many noting improvement that lasts upwards of two
years in many cases. Always have injections such as this in the offices of board-certified
dermatologists or plastic surgeons and learn the different options for you and
what is best. A surgical facelift will last longer than this procedure, but is
more invasive and again, needs to be done by a skilled provider. But our
fillers of today do great things, so see if this one is right for you.
Sculptra is an injectable for deep depressions of the face that requires multiple sessions. The sessions are spaced between 4-8 weeks allowing collagen to be built up. Usually, there are between 3-6 sessions that are necessary to lift and fill the face. Sculptra lasts approximately 2 years. It can be used with other fillers such as Radiesse or Voluma to obtain more instantaneous results until the Sculptra is fully working.
Sculptra liquid facelift stimulates your own collagen so it has longevity. The results from Sculptra can last 2-3 years. Sculptra however does not prevent the continued aging process that continues to break down collagen. If you maintain a healthy skin regimen, often including a retinol, and be very cautious about sun exposure, Sculptra will last longer. Sun exposure causes development of collagenase, which breaks down the natural collagen in your skin and causes wrinkles. It will also break down the collagen produced by the Sculptra. Facelifts last longer, but also do not prevent the aging changes. Most patients who want to maintain good results, do Sculptra or other fillers to enhance the appearance of a facelift and make it look natural. Most patients would not repeat a facelift for 10 years.
Liquid facelift and Sculptra
Sculptra is a great product for stimulating collagen production and producing both lifting and revolumization. The physical characteristics of different fillers make some of them better for use in certain areas than others. In certain patients, Sculptra may be used in conjunction with HA fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, or Belotero to obtain best results. The duration of effects of Sculptra can last 2 years or more but this does require full correction in order to achieve this duration of effect.
How Long Does Sculptra Last for a Liquid Facelift?
Sculptra is FDA approved to last over 25 months as long as you have done three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. It is different from a traditional facelift in that it is creating the volume that we lose as we age. A traditional facelift is separating the skin from the underlying muscle and reattaching it higher but not creating volume.
In the clinical trials, the results from Sculptra were noted up to 2 years after the last treatment. It is difficult to compare surgical facelift results to volume enhancing results, as they address different things, but if volume loss is is contributing to the majority of ones skin laxity, one may not even need a facelift.
Liquid Facelift Should Not Be Compared to Surgical
Thank you for your question. The liquid facelift is an effective combination of fillers and botox, dysport or xeomin to rejuvenate the face in a temporary but nonsurgical way. It works beautifully for patients with volume loss associated with aging but minimal skin laxity. The lifting effect of the fillers cannot be compared to a surgical facelift or non-surgical lifting procedure such as ultherapy. They do not do the same thing. It is difficult to comment on whether you are a good candidate or not without photos. Seek consultation from a board certified plastic surgeon prior to proceeding with your procedure. You want to be treated by someone who has all options available and will give you the advice you need rather than what you want to hear. Best wishes!
Although I am not a fan of the term "Liquid Facelift", I do agree with the other doctors who replied that the effects of Sculptra last 2-4 years. It is stimulate collagen and add to facial volume which can be most rejuvenating for most people.
Sculptra works differently - lasts longer
Sculptra is not a volumizer as such, but rather a stimulator for the body's own tissue to produce its own volume.
As such, it is slower to reach its maximum benefit. Once there it stays a minimum of two years before very slowly starting to diminish.. Small finessing touch ups could occur around 3 to 4 years