Popular and perfect as a treatment for shallow to deep facial folds and wrinkles, Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable. It is designed to assist in the gradual replacement of collagen – an essential protein that is lost as we age. Our clients love it! Read on to learn more.
Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, a bio-compatible, bio-degradable material that is naturally absorbed by the body to help rebuild lost collagen. There are different types of injectable treatments, but not all injectables are the same. Each is designed for a specific purpose; each targets different areas of the face and the results of each differ as well.
Dermal Fillers come in liquid or gel form and are used to reduce fine lines. Results appear immediately and can last up to several months. Botox is a Toxin. It is used to minimize fine lines by temporarily paralyzing and weakening facial muscles, typically in the forehead and near the eyes. Results appear within a few days and can last up to several months. Collagen Stimulators, such as Sculptra, are used to diminish facial wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Results appear gradually, typically three injections spaced three months apart are recommended. Sculptor’s results can last up to two years.
As collagen stimulator, Sculptra is unique because it works deep within the dermis, rather than topically. As Sculptra’s micro-particles are absorbed into the skin, they create fullness and help stimulate collagen production. The rebuilt collagen strands can then begin to gradually restore facial volume and structure.
If we have piqued your interest in this remarkable skin treatment, we invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment. At that time, we will carefully assess your skin, discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine if you would be a good candidate for Sculptra or one of the many other aesthetic treatments we offer.