Dermal fillers are extremely popular primarily because patients can see an immediate result. There is another alternative, however, that is not a dermal filler. Sculptra is a product that acts to restore lost collagen. With several treatments placed about a month apart from each other, the treated areas will be stimulated to produce more of the body’s natural collagen, thus restoring a more youthful appearance. The benefit to a product like Sculptra is that it encourages your body to produce its own collagen and helps to replace what was lost.
As we age, wrinkles or folds develop as collagen becomes thinner in the skin. A patient can also see a gradual correction to the area with results lasting up to two years, which is twice the length of results for the longest lasting dermal filler. Patients need to be aware that immediately after injection of Sculptra, correction immediately after their treatment is seen primarily because of the volume of the product. But because the majority of this volume is water, this affect will go away as the product is absorbed over a few days. The magic of this product is what is happening under the skin that a patient cannot visually see but will become evident over a 3 month course and with additional treatments. It begins to work deep under the skin and reinforces areas with collagen loss, volumizing and smoothing the area naturally for a more youthful look.
Although Sculptra is more predominately requested for injection in certain areas of the face, because it stimulates the bodies natural collagen production, it can be injected anywhere that a patient feels collagen has been lost and where they can benefit from collagen being restored. For anyone considering Sculptra, we advise visiting their website at:www.sculptraaesthetic.com or calling our office.