Every birthday that rolls around is another reminder that you are one year older. Your skin loses its bounce and vitality as you age. You are finding that topical creams like moisturizers and eye gels are not enough to target and fight back the signs of premature aging. The skin on your temples is thinning and beginning to cave in, your cheeks are looking hollower, your marionette lines are becoming more prominent, and your jowls are starting to peek through. You are looking to age gracefully, but need a little assistance to bolster your skin’s appearance. Sculptra is an excellent way to inject volume back into your face in a subdued and understated way.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA- approved synthetic injectable composed of an active ingredient, Poly-L-lactic Acid, which stimulates the production of your collagen, thereby increasing facial volume.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body that functions to give your skin its elasticity and bounce which keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Sculptra assists in replenishing the decreased levels of collagen in your skin. This injectable consists of micro-particles of Poly-L-lactic Acid, suspended in a saline solution that is injected just under the skin in areas of the face such as:
- Fat pads on cheeks
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
Within the first 24-48 hours post-injection, your face will have a temporary filled out appearance due to the water component in the injection. Once the water is absorbed, it will take about six to eight weeks before any amount of volume manifests. For Sculptra to be effective, it takes approximately three treatment sessions over the span of 3-6 months.
Why Should You Choose Sculptra Over Other Injectables?
If you are not looking for an “all at once” drastic change, but rather a progressive enhancement of your face for a more natural look, Sculptra is the best option for you. Sculptra differs from other injectables as it is an ongoing transformation, with results showing in about six to eight weeks after treatments and lasting up to two years before touch-ups are needed. Conversely, although dermal fillers offer instant gratification results, the restoration effects of Sculptra is more natural because it is made up of your own bodys collagen, and therefore you appear more natural.
Fillers act as a band-aid for your fine lines and wrinkles. They do not address the core issue, which is a loss of facial volume due to reduced collagen. Sculptra targets this problem by stimulating collagen growth so, over the course of a few months, the volume is restored, and reduction of your facial wrinkles gives you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Although Sculptra does not provide instant results, the end result is worth the wait. After the passing of a few months, you will see a beautifully enhanced, youthful and natural looking face.
Come Visit Us
Our professional team at Ageless MD would love to give you a slow progressive improvement with your face and in the most natural way possible. To schedule your consultation today with Dr. TJ Tsay, please contact us at (714) 760-9918.