Fillers and wrinkle relaxing treatments are fantastic temporary solutions to reduce the signs of aging, but what if there was something that could rebuild facial skin structure naturally? The good news is, there is! Sculptra is a natural collagen stimulator used to reboot the deep, underlying structure of the skin. The treatment has been used for many years to treat lipoatrophy (the facial fat loss associated with HIV/AIDS) and has recently become a popular treatment for mild to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The treatment usually involves three treatment sessions spread out over three or four months time.
Sculptra main ingredient, polylactic acid, has been used for more than 20 years in surgical products because it occurs naturally in the body and does not cause any allergic reactions. It replicates a naturally occurring acid that the muscles produce during exercise. Sculptra contains a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator that works with your body deep below the skin surface to revitalize collagen production and restore the skin structure and volume. The newly restored collagen strands gradually boost facial volume and diminish or disappear wrinkles and folds. Sculptra can also be used to balance asymmetry in the facial features such as the cheeks, jaw or temples creating a more attractive look.
Like most injectables, Sculptra requires little to no down time and any bruising or swelling should subside quickly. The procedure will also be pain free because most doctors use a liquid or topical anesthetic when administering injections. The results are gradual and you will see more and more improvement over the course of your 4 month treatment period. Like most cosmetic procedures, your practitioner experience matters to achieve the best outcome and produce optimal results. Make sure that your provider has excellent feedback and patient testimonials backing his/her Sculptra expertise.
If you are experiencing a loss of facial volume due to age or other factors, Kwan Dermatology is here to assist you in reversing the signs of age. Please schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled skin specialists to determine if Sculptra is a solution for your aesthetic goals.