People who like to get a lot of sun end up with two man problems. The first of these problems involves irregular pigmentation. This is because the ultraviolet rays from the sun stimulate the production of melanin in the skin. The second of these problems is fine lines and wrinkles, again because of the exposure to ultraviolet rays.
There are several different procedures that can get rid of lines and wrinkles, and one of those procedures is known as Sculptra. In order to have a better understanding as to how Sculptra works, it is important to understand that lines and wrinkles are sometimes caused by fat loss. They are also caused by a depletion of Hyaluronic acid, which is something that the body naturally produces.
Sculptra is an injection of poly-L-lactic acid that is meant to rebuild the facial fat loss that has caused the fine line or wrinkle. What basically happens during a Sculptra procedure is that the face is wiped clean with an anesthetic, a topical anesthetic cream is applied, and the injections are administered.
The procedure itself is an outpatient one, and aside from some slight swelling, the patient should not have to experience any side effects. However, it is important to note that since these injections are meant to gradually build up skin thickness, more than one treatment session will be needed. How many treatment sessions will be needed depends on how much revision needs to be done, and the total results will last about two years.