Sculptra injections are great for patients looking to turn back the hands of time and create improved contour and fullness in your face. With the help of this injectable, the face becomes much fuller and more youthful because much of the volume has been replenished…all with minimal recovery.
So what makes it different than dermal fillers?
Injectables like Botox and fillers have become popular alternatives for facelifts and other more invasive procedures. These innovative injectables replace loss collagen to provide you with more youthful, natural-looking skin.
Botox, specifically, works by relaxing the contracted facial muscles that cause wrinkles; whereas dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth the skin.
Sculptra, however, is different than both of these because it actually enhances the deep layers of the skin, such as the deep folds between the nose and mouth, lines from the corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles, using Poly-Lactic acid. This ingredient stimulates the body’s collagen production, gradually resulting in a more youthful appearance that can last more than two years.
Why does Sculptra work so well to reduce the appearance of aging?
The face begins to show the signs of aging most notably because of the loss of volume. You could compare it to a balloon losing air: as volume is lost, the balloon sags and wrinkles. The same happens with the face. As you age, you experience a loss of facial tissue, collagen, and even the thickness of the bones in your face. Because the face is losing volume, you start to experience deep folds.
Most fillers are just placed in the superficial lines that appear in your face, such as the ones that appear around the mouth or eyes. Sculptra is placed deep in the tissue which provides optimal volume correction where it’s most needed. And, of course, the benefits are seen far longer than most dermal fillers.