Sculptra Restores Lost Facial Volume
Did you know that after the age of 20, you produce approximately 1% less collagen each year? That explains why around the mid to late 30s, we start to notice more wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. Oftentimes, people choose dermal fillers to help plump the skin and restore the lost volume. However, there is a more natural way to regain your youthful appearance. Sculptra injections stimulate your body to produce more collagen, so your skin starts to regenerate over time. While the results take longer than simply using fillers, this more natural approach makes a great choice for many of our patients.
What Is Sculptra?
This unique injection consists of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible form of lactic acid. Your body naturally produces lactic acid after working out to help rebuild the muscle tissue. In the skin, lactic acid stimulates the production of collagen. By injecting PLLA into the skin, your body begins to accelerate the cell turnover process, creating more collagen and then new skin cells.
What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?
Sculptra is not a quick fix! By stimulating your body’s own regenerative capabilities, it does take time to see the results. This is actually great news for people who don’t want to look like they’ve had work done. The gradual change over several months makes it appear as if you’re aging in reverse! Generally, we recommend 3 sessions over a 4 month period for maximum results. You can expect full results in about 4-9 months, and they last up to 2 years.
For anyone interested in avoiding fillers or neurotoxin injections, Sculptra is a great alternative for an anti-aging treatment. If you have patience, you’ll see incredible results as your body starts to reverse the signs of aging. To learn more about this treatment and if it could be right for you, contact us today.