Fillers have grown in popularity, and with good reason. They’re inexpensive and non-invasive, and you can get them done without needing to hide for a few weeks. Each filler has a particular application. While Restylane and Juvederm are effective for specific areas of volume loss in the face, Sculptra is likely to be recommended if you’re concerned about volume loss throughout the body.
When it comes to decreasing the outward indications of aging, there are many solutions, but none compares to Sculptra. Sculptra increases total facial volume by stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production. This non-invasive treatment aids facial skin in regaining a more youthful and natural appearance. Let’s look at why Sculptra is the one-stop solution for your stretch marks.
Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating injection. It is manufactured from polylactic acid, a sugar cane byproduct. This material has been utilized to simulate stitches that dissolve and are absorbed by the skin for many years. Sculptra was discovered to encourage collagen synthesis; the material was subsequently recognized as an excellent solution for those needing restored facial or skin volume.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that progressively replaces lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last up to two years.
Unlike hyaluronic fillers (HA), Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-based therapy. Polylactic acid is created in a laboratory from lactic acid molecules glued together in strings (a polymer) and includes no animal products or human DNA. It progressively fades away over time due to the work of your cell enzymes.
After being injected, it begins to operate deep within the skin to stimulate collagen formation, reinforcing the skin’s inner structure and restoring volume.
There are some significant differences between Sculptra and other fillers. The first is that it only lasts for a day or two while it has an immediate effect.
The collagen stimulation process begins once the swelling from the fluid in which the Sculptra is dissolved has subsided. Polylactic acid microparticles kickstart the creation of collagen sheets beneath the skin. The process takes around eight weeks, and patients have the unique sensation of seeing an actual change that is so slow that it is unnoticeable to those around them.
Sculptra is injected deep within the dermis, where collagen strands support your skin’s structure to address superficial to deep facial creases and folds.
Sculptra stimulates the growth of new soft tissue and collagen, resulting in thicker skin. Results are noticeable within the first few therapy sessions. In addition to improving skin thickness, Sculptra does not address the underlying cause of facial fat loss.
Sculptra progressively restores a more youthful appearance. Unlike HA fillers, Sculptra stimulates your skin’s natural collagen synthesis to help rebuild its inner structure and restore lost facial volume.
Collagen is a crucial structural component of young skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. After the age of 18, you lose about 1% of your collagen annually. This is when wrinkles begin to appear. Sculptra works even if decades of collagen loss have happened.
Sculptra helps the body regenerate collagen. Three injections are needed over a few months. The number of injection sessions and injections per session varies based on the amount of collagen removed.
Sculptra works by injecting a synthetic material called poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA) into the dermis. This substance is frequently used in dissolvable sutures because it is easily broken down in the body, leaving no remaining material at the injection site. PLLA boosts the body’s natural collagen-creation process in the dermis. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps to support the structure of the skin. Collagen also supports the functions of hyaluronic acid and elastin. Elastin retains the skin’s form, and hyaluronic acid keeps it hydrated. With continued injections, your body will naturally repair the lost collagen. Collagen synthesis begins to diminish in your late twenties, and by the age of forty, many people have lost 20% of their natural collagen. Sculptra aids in reactivating this process. Although some people assume that utilizing collagen-containing lotions or nutritional supplements is enough to help restore collagen production, these sources often do not significantly impact the appearance of the skin.
Stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines are some of the most visible indications of aging. These usually occur initially around the mouth and chin. Sculptra gives volume to the face and reduces the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Sculptra is most typically used to treat smile lines, marionette lines, and wrinkles around the chin.
Recessed areas on the face can give the appearance of being older. The temples are an often-overlooked area of the face that shows signs of aging. As you become older, your temples lose fat and can become very shallow. When volume is added to such areas, it often makes a natural, subtle, but noticeable difference. Sculptra allows you to enhance fullness without the risk of an unnatural “over-filled” appearance that other procedures may cause. Because Sculptra is meant to replenish depleted collagen gradually, the results are subtle and natural-looking.
Sculptra, unlike Juvederm, is not a quick fix. They smooth wrinkles by pushing up the dermis-wrinkle junction. Sculptra is a slower process since your body progressively produces more collagen. Final results take a few weeks to appear, and patients often require further injections following the initial treatment. However, the slower method has many advantages. People love it since it is less invasive and thus less evident that the patient has had any work done. A slow, multiple injection technique prevents the patient from being surprised by the results and showing work symptoms. The patient can also choose how much volume they want in each region without making a hasty decision.
Sculptra outcomes frequently look more natural than dermal fillers. The injection of Sculptra causes a continuous process of collagen activation. It creates a softer fullness that looks more natural. The gradual unveiling of results allows you and your doctor to decide how much Sculptra to inject. The lengthy method helps generate subtle and natural outcomes.
When compared to other injectable procedures, Sculptra produces longer-lasting benefits. Sculptra can last up to two years, unlike other hyaluronic acid treatments, which usually last a few months. Sculptra typically requires three injections over three to four months, with benefits lasting up to two years. Because it stimulates your cells to create more collagen, Sculptra treatments last longer. Even if you decide not to repeat the treatment, you will always be “ahead of the game” when it comes to aging.
Sculptra is a wrinkle and folds therapy that the FDA has authorized to treat smile lines, other wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and chin wrinkles.
Sculptra has several off-label uses, including Cellulite removal from the chest, elbows, and knees, but lifting or buttock enlargement without surgery.
Sculptra is another popular option for people who want to bulk up their appearance. It’s utilized to provide the illusion of enhanced muscle mass and definition to the: glutes, thighs, biceps, triceps\spectorals
If you want to appear more youthful — without looking like you’ve had work done — Sculptra Aesthetic may be a suitable option for you. Neurotoxins such as Dysport, Jeuveau, and Botox can reduce lines dramatically. Restylane hyaluronic fillers also cure the effects of age by filling in deep folds, removing years from your face while remaining natural. However, neurotoxins and fillers are not always sufficient. Some people’s faces lack the structure, support, and volume required for fillers to produce the desired impact in their appearance due to weight loss, aging, or other circumstances.
With so many filler formulas on the market, picking the perfect one can be a challenge. At My Face Lady, we will help you decide what’s the best treatment option for you. Get in touch with us by booking an appointment.