For those looking to bring back youthful contours and revitalize facial features, Sculptra may be the right treatment for you. The stunning aesthetic improvements and overwhelming safety of these treatments led to the FDA approval of this unique filler for cosmetic use in 2009.
To value how Sculptra is different from other facial fillers, a little knowledge of the facial aging process is helpful. The face begins to show the signs of aging most notably by the loss of facial volume. This loss of volume in the face is similar to a balloon that loses air or volume. That is, as air or volume is lost, the balloon becomes lax, sags, and wrinkles.
I commonly explain to my patients that the loss of volume is occurring deep to the skin. Examples of this are the loss of facial fatty tissue, collagen, and even the thickness and width of the bones in our face. Facial volume truly does give support and structure to the skin, thereby keeping the skin firm around the cheeks, eyes, jawline, and mouth. For example, the loss of volume in our temples causes our eyebrows to drop and creates an aged and hollowed appearance to our upper face.
Sculptra is placed deep in the tissues providing optimal volume correction where it’s needed most and as a side benefit slows the progression of the aging face. Sculptra works by stimulating your own tissues to produce collagen. Consequently, Sculptra is considered a class of facial fillers, known as bio-stimulators.
The results of Sculptra are long-lasting, with results lasting at least two years.* I believe the treatments should be performed in a series, with treatment sessions typically spaced every 6 to 8 weeks apart. Most patients require 2 to 4 treatments to meet their goals.* Some of the main advantages of Sculptra include virtually no downtime, little to no discomfort, and the results are gradual and natural, so friends, family, and co-workers will not know that you’re having anything done. Consequently, Sculptra has become one of the most popular filler choices for my patients.
If you would like to explore the benefits of Sculptra, schedule a consult with me so we can chat about it!
* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.