Sculptra: The Filler that Gets the Job Done
- Posted on: Aug 30 2017
In the world of aesthetic medicine, products that seem to get the most attention are those that produce immediate or near-immediate results. Botox is one example, taking only about seven days to significantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Then there are dermal fillers, which smooth the skin’s surface as they are injected. The proven results of such products have led to extraordinary popularity. You may even have a favorite. But what if there’s more?
Every so often, the idea of long-term gain may make an appearance in the big picture. As this pertains to facial aging, we look to Sculptra to achieve the desired outcome. Sculptra is technically a dermal filler, but it works in a slightly different way to reduce the signs of aging. Here, we want to discuss what Sculptra is and why more men and women are considering this injectable as their new go-to.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic fills lines and wrinkles and also aids in the preservation of much-needed collagen. This product, by stimulating fibroblasts with Poly-L-lactic acid, encourages an increase in the ongoing production of this chemical. In so doing, Sculptra also supports the foundation of smooth skin: thickness and firmness.
Why Sculptra is an Option to Consider
There are some reasons why more patients are taking notice of Sculptra treatment. A few of the most common include:
- Youthfulness is gradually restored. Sculptra works by getting to the heart of facial aging, the deterioration of connective tissue beneath the surface. Over the course of a few treatments, conducted over approximately three months, this foundation is rebuilt in such a way that everyone notices a more vibrant appearance, but no one quite knows why.
- Results look natural. All dermal fillers, as well as Botox, can restore a youthful appearance without degrading natural beauty if administered by an experienced clinician. Sculptra’s mechanism, though, is all-natural in and of itself. The “magic” happens beneath the surface, in the cells that produce collagen, so your body is in control of how it uses that chemical as stores is rebuilt.
- Youthful beauty lasts longer. While there is the benefit to the immediate results of dermal fillers, there is also a great deal of value in prolonging results as long as possible. Instead of touching up lines and wrinkles every 3 to 9 months, Sculptra patients may not schedule their touch up for two years or more.
Do you want to know more about what Sculptra can do for you? Call our Palo Alto office at 650-600-7889.
Posted in: Facial Rejuvenation & Injectable