Improve wrinkles and sagging skin subtly with Sculptra in Mexico. This treatment is designed to give a natural appearance to the face with changes that appear gradually over a course of treatments.
An injectable dermal filler, Sculptra is recommended on static lines and wrinkles – i.e. those that are always present, regardless of your facial expression. They do not freeze the underlying muscles, as some facial wrinkles do, but the results will be understated and refined.
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that has been in medical use for decades, that is readily absorbed by the body. It helps to replace collagen, the main protein that builds skin, which decreases as we age, leading to folds and wrinkles.
The treatment usually requires a series of 3 treatments before it is fully effective, with 4-6 weeks in between (the time for new collagen to grow). Certainly for people living in the southern United States near the US-Mexico border, then the trip into Mexico is worth it for the savings.
As many patients can attest to who do travel to Mexico for medical, surgical and dental work, the facilities and the treatment they receive is very good. Medical tourism is part of Mexico’s growing economy, and it is now rivalling destinations such as Thailand in terms of excellent, specialist facilities, and also in terms of the numbers of patients choosing to come.
For medical tourists, long gone are the stereotypes of unhygienic, dusty backstreet medical offices, replaced by state-of-the-art, modern facilities equipped with the most up-to-date technology, and highly qualified staff (many US trained).
We ensure that our clinics and doctors meet with the expectations of patients from more developed nations with our quality-checking measures. Clinic visits, confirmation of qualifications and professional memberships, litigation and criminal record checks and real patient reviews form the backbone of our processes to safeguard patient safety. Only if we are satisfied with all the criteria do we list clinics on our website.
As we always recommend to patients to carry out a little homework, this is one less thing to do. However, we would still advise you to gen up on any cosmetic procedures you are thinking of having, especially when it comes to facial treatments, as not all wrinkle are created equal, and not every treatment will work for all wrinkles.
You don’t need to be allergy tested before the treatment, but Sculptra is designed to work gradually, over a period of time, and it is usually recommended that you have a series of 3 treatments. As the treatment stimulates collagen production – and collagen takes 4-6 weeks to form – it is suggested you leave this amount of time between each session.
At each session, the injection sites will be chosen and the produce injected under the skin using a fine needle. You may experience redness, bruising and swelling for a few days following treatment, but these will subside. Your practitioner will advise you on aftercare, but optimal results are usually achieved if you massage the treatment area twice a day for a week.
You will notice a gradual improvement in your facial wrinkles in the weeks following each session, with optimal results after the course is completed, lasting for up to 2 years.
The cost of Sculptra in Mexico is around $250 dollars a vial, with most patients requiring 3 vials for the course of their treatments, so around $750 in total. In the United States it costs around $900 per vial or $2,700 in total.
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