Sculptra helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish wrinkles. Body contouring in areas like the chest, arms, knees, thighs, and buttocks are common to improve texture, laxity, wrinkles and aging skin. Sculptra works with your body in the deep dermis to help stimulate collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. New collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
Over time Sculptra helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed, one session every 4-6 weeks in the same area.
Plumps Shallow Areas of the Face
Hollow areas of the face can give an older appearance. An often overlooked area that ages the face is the temples. As you age, the temples lose fat and can become very shallow and hollowed. Also as dermal fillers are used in the cheeks they can become overly projected and make the temples appear more hollow. A natural, subtle, but impactful difference is often seen when volume is added to these deficient areas.
Helps Your Body to Produce More Collagen
Sculptra works by injecting a synthetic material, poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA), into the deep dermis. This material is seen many times in dissolvable sutures because it is easy to be broken down in the body so no residual material is left at the injection site. PLLA stimulates the body’s natural collagen process. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for helping to support the structure of youthful skin.
With continued injections, your body will replace the lost collagen naturally. Collagen production begins to slow down in your early twenties and Sculptra helps to stimulate this process again. Using creams or nutritional supplements that contain collagen are not enough to help restore collagen production or make a noticeable difference in the skin’s appearance.
Sculptra is a smart option when looking at options to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas. Helping to stimulate collagen production, creating natural results, and the longevity of the treatment are all very appealing reasons to consider this treatment. Sculptra is not recommended in all areas such as the tear troughs and lips, so please consult your provider.are interested in, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!