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Sculptra in Calgary

Plump Up Aging Skin

Sculptra in Calgary

Sculptra progressively replenishes collagen deep inside the skin. Through the stimulation of collagen production, wrinkles and creases may be smoothed out and volume restored over time. From smoothing facial wrinkles to filling out hollow areas in the cheeks, Sculptra promotes collagen development under the skin, providing longer-lasting results. Contact Xthetics Face and Body Sculpt in Calgary to learn more about Sculptra today!

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Replaces Collagen, Restores Volume

Sculptra works deep within the skin to gradually replace lost collagen. As collagen is produced, volume is restored and wrinkles and folds are gradually corrected.

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Gradual Results

You may expect gradual improvements in your overall appearance in the treated area(s). We will work with you to determine the number of treatments needed to help achieve the look you want.

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Noticeable and Lasting Results

Results have been proven to last over 2 years. Following a simple aftercare routine that includes short facial massages will also help you get the most out of Sculptra with our Calgary clinic.

Natural-Looking Results

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra can help the body generate its own collagen through a completely natural process when administered subcutaneously. In addition, Sculptra from our Calgary clinic may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds by gradually increasing or restoring volume when collagen is regenerated. As a result, your new, younger-looking appearance develops gradually over the course of your treatments. Instead of just plumping up the skin, Sculptra works from the inside out. It does so by encouraging the skin's own collagen to multiply and strengthen. Sculptra works by counteracting the breakdown of collagen, a significant factor in the aging of the face.

This treatment's chemical makeup is unlike any other dermal filler, which sets it apart. Poly-L lactic acid is a synthetic, biodegradable, and physiologically compatible material used to promote collagen formation for an extended period. The structural protein collagen plays a crucial role under the skin by adding volume and preserving the skin's youthful appearance. Eventually, as we age, our bodies stop producing as much collagen, and our skin loses its suppleness and plumpness. Wrinkles, lines, and folds show up as a result of lagging collagen production and other external causes like sun exposure. The indications of aging can be reduced in several ways, but Sculptra is unique. Sculptra is a non-surgical anti-aging procedure available at our Calgary Med Spa that may make you look years younger in a natural way, and the effects will endure. * Sculptra is not a rapid repair but has gradual, subtle effects on your appearance.

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Replace Collagen

What are the benefits of Sculptra?

Because Sculptra works with the body to replace collagen, you can see not only a change in skin quality, but also skin volume. Unlike traditional dermal fillers that target only volume, the collagen stimulation effect of Sculptra helps to repair the skin's underlying structure to rebuild, firm, and support. It works for fine lines, marionette wrinkles, and any type of wrinkle except for crow's feet, which it's not designed to improve. It has been shown that the effects endure for more than two years.

To maximize the benefits of Sculptra with our Calgary clinic, it is recommended to follow a basic aftercare practice that includes brief face massages. One of the most effective ways to fight the obvious effects of aging is to increase collagen synthesis in your skin. Even though collagen can be found in many popular OTC anti-aging treatments, including serums and moisturizers, the collagen in your body is far superior in combating the visible effects of aging. While dermal fillers are often used to add volume, this procedure takes things further by also being utilized to sculpt the face. Anybody over the age of 40 should consider using this treatment.

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Restore Fullness

Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?

Sculptra is ideal for people who want natural fullness in their face without using fillers, which are temporary fixes. If you're bothered by wrinkles, weak skin volume, or other fullness issues, Sculptra is a fantastic weapon in the arsenal to fight these issues. However, Sculptra isn't indicated for people prone to keloid formation or those with autoimmune diseases. Also, if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid having Sculptra treatments. Patients looking for a long-lasting solution to their wrinkles and sagging skin are good candidates for these treatments. People who want to tighten loose skin are the most promising target audience. Nasolabial creases are made less noticeable, hollows in the cheeks are filled, and the skin is tightened.

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Your Sculptra Procedure

Sculptra works with the collagen stimulator PLLA to gradually restore the skin's fullness. When you first arrive for your initial consultation, you'll be asked for your complete medical history, including any illnesses or allergies you may have. On the day of your procedure, the doctor will map the areas of your face to be injected, your skin will be cleansed, and if necessary, a topical anesthetic will be applied to help with any discomfort. Then, the clear Sculptra liquid will be injected into the mapped area of the face using tiny needles.

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Sculptra Recovery

Following treatment with Sculptra, Calgary patients can return to normal activities. You may want to apply ice for a few minutes at a time during the first 24 hours. You will also want to massage the treated area for five minutes at a time, five times a day, for the first five days. There may be some swelling and redness, but this will go away over time. Avoid the sun and tanning beds until the swelling has gone away.

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A Younger Version of You

Sculptra Results

Immediate results are seen after the first procedure; however, they are short-lived as the liquid gets absorbed by the body. Then, the PLLA is left behind to work its magic. Sculptra requires patience… but it's worth the wait! The average treatment consists of three to four sessions and can last up to two-plus years.


What are the risks of Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is generally considered safe. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, and your healthcare provider will assess whether it is appropriate for you based on your health status and desired outcomes. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to any of the filler's components or have a history of poor wound healing, Sculptra may not be effective for you. Like any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with Sculptra, although they are rare. These include itching, pain, skin discoloration, bruising, swelling, and the formation of bumps or lumps under the skin.

Holistic Treatments

Schedule your Calgary Sculptra consultation with Xthetics Face and Body Sculpt today

We believe in a holistic method of treatment. From the moment you enter our clinic, we focus on your unique aesthetic goals and needs. We think that Sculptra is one of the best, most effective ways to add volume to your face. Sculptra delivers long-lasting results that serums and creams just can't provide. We know skin and want you to be comfortable in yours. Let's discuss your concerns and how to reclaim your confidence with collagen-stimulating injections. Call our Calgary Med Spa for a Sculptra consultation today!

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Treatment Time

45 Minutes

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Number Of Sessions


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Interval Between Sessions

6-8 Weeks

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1 to 2 sessions per year

Sculptra Most Common Questions

The procedure involves minimal pain, and topical anesthetics and ice can be applied to mitigate any discomfort.

Sculptra offers substantial rejuvenation to various areas of the face, including the temples, cheeks, jawline, chin, and neck. This groundbreaking dermal filler goes against the grain by applying to an extensive range of facial features. At Xthetics, we take a holistic, multimodal approach to facial rejuvenation. Sculptra complements many other procedures designed to boost collagen production, such as RF microneedling or chemical peels.

When you're done with Sculptra treatment sessions, your skin will appear more youthful, and although you may see improvements in the first month after treatment, it often takes three sessions spread out over a few months to see the benefits of the therapy. Calgary sculptra patients should see the best benefits after 6-9 months. Results are seen over time, so you won't have the jarring change in a look that might come with surgical procedures.

The effects of Sculptra are long-lasting yet temporary. Unfortunately, collagen loss occurs naturally with age, and your body will continue to lose collagen as time passes. Even while this therapy starts working slowly, the effects last far longer than any other dermal filler. Most patients may anticipate two to three years, nearly double that of the most popular dermal filler. If you have a maintenance treatment once a year, you may extend the young effects even further.

In contrast to more invasive cosmetic treatments, Sculptra requires no recovery time. With a few caveats, you may get back to your regular schedule. Makeup and facial moisturizers should be avoided for at least four to six hours following injections, and it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise the same day after treatment.

The FDA did indeed greenlight Sculptra in 2004.

For a more youthful and natural appearance, Sculptra progressively restores missing collagen. To battle the effects of aging on the skin, Sculptra:

  • Helps repair depressions such as skin creases, wrinkles, folds, and scars.
  • Can effectively reverse the visual effects of a significant fat loss in the face when used in big doses (lipoatrophy).
  • The results of treatment are not the same for everyone. Modifications may be required to keep the effect intact. You and your doctor will talk about the best course of therapy.

You should follow your doctor's aftercare recommendations to guarantee safe usage and the best possible outcomes. Here are four easy steps to take following each meeting:

  • To reduce swelling and/or bruising, apply an ice pack (wrapped in a clean towel) to the treated region every few hours after treatment. Don't put your skin in direct touch with the ice.
  • After each treatment, massage the region in a circular motion for five minutes, five times a day for five days. This facilitates the uniform distribution of Sculptra, which is necessary for the repair process to seem natural.
  • Until any early swelling and redness have subsided, avoid exposing the treated region to extensive sun and UV lamp exposure.
  • There is a chance of inducing an inflammatory reaction where Sculptra was injected if you get laser therapy, chemical peels, or any other skin technique based on active dermal response following treatment. This is also true if you inject Sculptra before your skin fully recovers from these treatments.

Eligible residents of Alberta can benefit from the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP), which provides comprehensive coverage for physician services that are deemed medically necessary, as well as certain dental and oral surgical health services. However, it's important to note that the AHCIP doesn't cover certain medical services, such as elective surgery for cosmetic purposes - including Sculptra - that are not deemed medically necessary.

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Each person that walks into our office has unique needs, desires, and concerns. We know the only way to provide you with a personalized treatment plan is to listen. During your initial consultation, we take the time to clarify and understand your goals and educate you as to the treatment options available. Xthetics Face & Body Sculpt offers advanced, medical-grade aesthetics solutions from compassionate, patient-focused professionals. Schedule a consultation today.

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