Are you noticing wrinkles, sagging and over all facial aging when you look in the mirror? Although this is a natural process, that we all experience as we age, most of us don’t enjoy losing our youthful appearance. What if I told you that we have a product that can help restore your facial volume and give you back the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds? Sculptra Aesthetic, our latest injectable dermal filler, addresses the underlying cause of aging, not just the symptoms.
Let’s dive into collagen for a minute so we can better understand why Sculptra can be incredibly beneficial. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Our skin contains type 1 collagen which is the strongest type of collagen responsible for skin strength and elasticity. It’s literally a building block of the skin and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1% less collagen in the skin each year. Which means by age 45 you face up to 25% collagen loss and the resulting wrinkle formation and sagging is inevitable.
Sculptra, an FDA approved injectable, contains a biocompatible, biodegradable substance called poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates collagen production. Treatment is injected within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra works with your body to help revitalize lost collagen and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.
Other fillers may provide you with immediate results by relaxing muscles and filing space. These injections must be maintained every 3 to 6 months. Remember Sculptra stimulates collagen production, and this process is a gradual one. You may see some improvements of firmness and youthfulness within the first week of treatment; however, subtle, natural-looking results develop over time. Sculptra is administered over a series of treatment sessions. Results improve with each injection as more and more collagen builds up.
The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost but an average of 3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed for natural results that can last up to 2 years or more.
Ready to invest in your more youthful look? Sculptra may offer the long-term value you are looking for.
Want to learn more about Sculptra here at our Fenton, Michigan med spa? Get in touch online or call 810.701.8088. Ready to schedule an appointment? Book online now.