The age of body positivity comes with breaking all beauty stereotypes and accepting all body types and choices that people make regarding their bodies and appearances.
With that said, we should also be accepting and open to people wishing to make changes that make them feel good and confident about themselves.
In recent years, the beauty world has moved away from artificial and plastic fillers for artificially sculpted bodies to more natural and healthy substitutes to achieving the body they desire. One such substitute Sculptra. This article will see what Sculptra is and how it has taken the beauty world by storm.
Sculptra is a biostimulant injection used to add volume and fullness to the face for a natural facelift. It is used to help your body create more Collagen and naturally increase collagen production. This biostimulant is now being more commonly used for butt lifting as well – in a procedure called the Sculptra Butt Lift. This is injected into the skin around your butt to perk it up and give it a natural-looking lift.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein that is present abundantly in your body – primarily to structure, smoothen, toughen and provide texture to your joints, bones, and skins. It has been affirmed by many doctors that Collagen is indeed the element that prevents your skin from sagging, uplifts your body, and gives you a younger face and body. In recent times, more and more doctors have recommended taking collagen supplements to increase collagen levels in your body for a multitude of benefits including anti-ageing.
What Is Sculptra?
Made from Poly L Lactic Acid (PLLA), Sculptra is a biostimulant injection that, once injected, allows the body to provoke its Collagen. After the injection, it takes about 2-3 months for the process to start producing noticeable results. Sculptra has been successful in helping with many issues that people want to be resolved. Some include lifting, projection, stretch marks, dimpling, and many more. Sculptra has a subtle way of showing itself and works naturally in resolving your grievances with your body. It has been used by many doctors and is becoming more common by the day due to its organic and natural approach.
Sculptra Butt Lift
Sculptra is being widely used for butt lifting. It is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape of your butt and makes it curvier. There is a dermal filler injection in Sculptra Butt Lift that stimulates the Collagen that is present in your body in the deeper layers of your skin. Sculptra butt injections are known to be a non invasive butt lift option compared to cosmetic surgery. Which, by the way, not only costs more but also has more risks attached.
On the contrary, Sculptra is more cost-effective, as the cost varies on the amount of volume you wish to add and carries little to no risk of putting yourself in danger. There is only a slight risk of contracting an infection, and even that can be ruled out if you choose a safe clinic with reasonable and good practices. A Sculptra Butt Lift is also more convenient and can be done in half the time as surgery. Results of Sculptra butt lifting appear after a while, so you do need to be patient with them, but when they do, boy, are they a sight for sore eyes!
Sculptra: Before And After
Since Sculptra is not visible at first, it takes a lot of patience and waiting to see the results. We went through some before and after pictures of Sculptra users and were stunned at the results.
It appears that Sculptra not only lifts your face but the theory about you getting a younger-looking skin? It turns out it is absolutely true and 100% accurate. As for getting Sculptra treatment on your butt, the Customers had a more amicable and curvier butt after they got the injection. One thing is for sure: the users looked ten times younger and happier with their choice. The after results showed that the parts of their body injected with Sculptra were uplifted and more structured. Be it the face or the butt; everything looked more admirable and fresh.
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgery/procedure that involves transferring fat from parts of the body to your buttocks. It makes your butt fuller and thicker. It is a more commonly accepted surgery nowadays. However, BBL has its own risks. For example, infection, pain, scarring, loss of skin, and lumps under the skin are just a few of them.
Sculptra has its own version of BBL now, and here is how it is different and less risky.
In the Sculptra BBL, the injections work by letting your body stimulate its own Collagen, which is eventually grown and makes a natural difference. Sculptra BBL is all anyone is talking about when it comes to butt lifting. Since it is closely similar to the regular Sculptra procedure, all the benefits and the perks are just about the same. And the side effects way less. We have seen people shift towards safer body enhancement practices, and opting for Sculptra BBL instead of regular BBL or surgery is definitely on the list.
An ideal person to get Sculptra BBL would be those who do not qualify for the regular BBL due to no harvestable fat in their body. Such as people with low body fat or people who are thin and/or skinny. Younger people have a higher tendency to produce Collagen faster, but that does not restrict other age groups from opting for this treatment.
As we have repeatedly mentioned above, Sculptra takes time to be fully effective. We do not want you to jump into it with hopes of instant results. After all, no fad is permanent. But Sculptra is, which is why it takes time to produce results. Because it works in a natural way, it takes longer, up to 4-6 weeks, to produce visible results. Let us draw an analogy here: when on a diet, no one achieves their destined weight in a couple of hours or days. The same is the case with Sculptra since it boosts the collagen level in your body, which in turn makes your body more structured; it all takes its sweet time. In the meantime, we have to be patient and wait for the stunning results to speak for themselves.
However, we reviewed people who had gotten Sculptra and asked for their weekly feedback for your ease. Here is what we found:
Results after two weeks of Sculptra:
In the second week, the results are not fully visible. However, a slight change does start to kick in, and your body would also feel different from the inside. Your injected part will also get a bit harder, and any pain you might have had to go through will be gone by the second week.
Results after four weeks of Sculptra:
The results are more visible in the fourth week. For some, it only takes four weeks for Sculptra to work and be at its 100% ultimately. However, it might take longer and go up to 6 weeks for some. Thus, if you feel your results are not showing as much as you had hoped, then don’t worry, as you would still have two more weeks at the minimum.
Sculptra Side Effects
Every cosmetic procedure has side effects attached to it, some more than others. As compared to any other cosmetic procedure, Sculptra is known to be the one with the least number of side effects due to its mechanism. We can safely say that Sculptra has no harmful side effects other than a few bruises and swelling. It is, in fact, the ideal procedure for those who don’t wish to undergo surgery.
Things To Do After The Sculptra Treatment:
First thing’s first, after the treatment, you should have tons of ice packs ready to be applied now and then in order to make sure the bruising or swelling is as little as possible.
Secondly, you should also massage your injected area as frequently as you can. A massage chair would be ideal. However, because of its non-availability, you can always rely on a foam roller or even tennis balls. Also, remember to apply Gel before massaging. Other than that, do not rely on painkillers to help ease the process; they will mess up with the Sculptra’s effect and are best avoided. It is also advised to avoid alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, being in extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold and sunbathing till you recover, which, as we said, may take a couple of days.
Sculptra treatment does not restrict you from going to your routine as surgery would, but it is important to take care of yourself after the treatment.
Having discussed all of this, let us now answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Sculptra, so any doubts you may have are also cleared.
Is it safe?
Sculptra is not only FDA approved but is also completely safe to be injected into your body and has been fully operational in clinics for years. There have been many successful Sculptra projects, and each of them has been very well received by customers/clients.
Is Sculptra only for buttocks?
No. Sculptra can be used for any part of your body, including the butt. However, it is most commonly used for uplifting the face and the butt.
How long do the results last?
Even though everybody’s body type is different and reacts differently to medical procedures and anything in general, the standard time duration for Sculptra to last is from 2 to 5 years.
Does Sculptra hurt?
Injections are not a treat for anyone. So if we were to say that there is no pain in getting Sculptra, we would be lying. However, the pain is barely a discomfort that you feel during the process. It is advised to take some pain killer before the process. However, during the procedure, medicine to numb the skin and layers of your butt are also provided, so you feel little to no pain.
How long does the treatment take?
While the standard duration for the treatment itself is 45 to 50 minutes, your doctor may take some to properly guide you about the experience, which may increase the duration. It should also be noted that once done, and it is best advised that you rest and ice the injected area. Thus, adding all of it will take you about 5-6 hours to be up and running on your feet again. But hey, what’s the rush?
How soon can we recover?
It takes from three to five weeks to completely recover from the pain and soreness. There may also be some bruises left behind. But all of that is also reported to be entirely gone by the second-week post-procedure.
Sculptra or regular fillers: which is better?
Sculptra is a biostimulant that is injected into your body and slowly works its way up. The stimulant stimulates our body’s collagen production to show better results and enhance the body. The effect of Sculptra lasts up to 2 to 5 years. At the same time, a regular filler is only a hyaluronic acid that gets inserted into your body. It has quicker results and is also known to dissolve over time. Plus, you can actually see an apparent difference between fillers and Sculptra due to the entirely different outcomes. Sculptra also has more volume than a filler.
Is there any age limit for Sculptra?
You should be at least 18 years of age to get this treatment. The more you age, the more need you feel to get this treatment. Most women in their 30s opt for it and then keep coming back after a few years, of course.
How effective is Sculptra?
Sculptra has been known to have 100% positive feedback. There is a significant difference in the before and after of Sculptra. There is also a good amount of mass gained and a more structured face, whichever one you pick.