Sculptra: Activating Your Body’s Natural Anti-Aging Processes

Advanced Dermatology, PC Blog Sculptra: Activating Your Body’s Natural Anti-Aging Processes

Did you know that your body can fight aging all on its own?

Collagen, the number one protein in your body that supports cells and tissue, starts to decrease as you get older, and by age 45, you may face as much as 25% collagen loss, which is one of the reasons you start to see signs of aging. Fortunately, there’s a procedure that will allow us to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, and give your body the help it needs to fight the signs of aging! That procedure is called Sculptra.

How does it work?

Unlike conventional hyaluronic acid fillers, which work by injecting to fill lines and wrinkles, Sculptra is made with poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. That helps to strengthen the skin’s internal structure and increases the facial volume that is lost with age. Injected, it acts on existing collagen, activating your body’s natural anti-aging processes and helping you get younger-looking skin!

Sculptra is the first facial injectable that yields natural-looking results over time, and it is received in a quick injectable form, no surgery necessary!

What is it for?

Sculptra is primarily used on the face, but it can also be used to treat other areas of the body. It works to improve wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and any depressions on the body and face. It can also be used on buttocks and hips, by creating new collagen and treating volume loss and lipoatrophy.

Sculptra can be used as an alternative to traditional injectable dermal fillers, or it can be used alongside them. If you have questions on the treatment that would be right for you, get in contact and our experts will be happy to talk about your options.

Sculptra patient before and after photo

What will the treatment be like?

Sculptra is administered in an office, by a trained provider. After the injection, you can return to your activities as normal. No downtime is required. Results will appear naturally and gradually, and last up to two years.

After Sculptra injections, you may experience some bruising or redness around the injection area. This can be treated with a cold pack, gentle massage, or over-the-counter pain medications.

Is it safe?

Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable substance that has been proven safe for more than 30 years for use in medical devices. It is FDA-approved and commonly used in cosmetic applications across the country.

Sculptra may be just what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for a way to encourage your body’s natural anti-aging processes, Sculptra may be the right treatment for you. Without surgeries, lengthy recovery periods, and a natural, gradual onset of results, Sculptra may be the perfect treatment for those who are curious about cosmetic procedures but hesitant about plastic surgery or other injectable fillers.

If you are interested in Sculptra, we would love to answer your questions. Please reach out to us, and we will have a qualified professional ready to discuss options with you!

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