There’s no doubt that dermal fillers are in demand. Dermal fillers have been used for years to treat the signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines and creases, as well as facial volume loss.
Why Are Dermal Fillers Popular?
Dermal fillers are a great option when you want to correct minor flaws or add volume to your face without surgery. They can be used on many areas of the body, such as lips, cheeks, chin, neck, chest, abdomen, hands, feet and more.
Dermal fillers are also popular because they require no downtime, are administered quickly and are minimally invasive.
You may have heard of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restalyne for treating the signs of aging.
What is hyaluronic acid? It’s a naturally occurring substance found in your skin that helps keep it plump and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid can be injected into the face to help smooth out wrinkles, lift sagging areas of the face and increase facial volume. However, hyaluronic acid-based fillers don’t correct deep wrinkles or other severe wrinkles.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler made with poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra is a biostimulator, meaning that it stimulates the body to produce more collagen. It can be injected into areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, cheeks, forehead, chin, jawline, neck, hands, arms and buttocks to add volume and shape.
Sculptra has been FDA-approved since 2004. It was originally used for the treatment of moderate to severe hypertrophic scarring such as the scars that result from acne, deep skin folds, and moderate to severe wrinkles.
But now the FDA has approved Sculptra for treating fine lines.
With Sculptra’s ability to smooth fine lines and improve skin quality and texture confirmed, many plastic surgeons and dermatologists believe it could push the filler to greater demand. Right now, many people recognize names like Juvederm and Restlyne and choose those fillers because they work faster than alternatives like Sculptra.
However, quicker isn’t always better. With Sculptra, patients often see results that last up to two years — which means less maintenance.
Sculptra Target Areas
The most common areas treated with this product include:
Volume loss around the eyes. As we age, we often experience loss of facial fat around the eyes, which can make us look tired, sad or even angry. This condition is called ptosis. Sculptra can restore lost facial volume and enhance your appearance.
Marionette lines. These lines appear between the nose and mouth, usually due to repeated smiling or frowning. The lines become deeper with time, making the person appear older. Sculptra can reduce these lines by smoothing them away.
Deep wrinkles on the nose, mouth and jawline. Wrinkles form over time from repetitive movements. Over time, these lines deepen and become permanent. Sculptra can treat these lines and prevent them from becoming permanent.
Chin dimples. Dimples occur when excess tissue pushes down under the skin, creating an indentation. They can be caused by genetics, pregnancy, weight gain or sun damage. Sculptra can eliminate these dimples and give you a smoother, more youthful-looking chin.
Forehead depressions. Foreheads are prone to develop depressions over time. These depressions are known as glabella rhytids. Sculptra can smooth out these depressions and create a more youthful appearance.
Cheeks that appear hollowed out. When the cheekbones begin to sink, the area becomes hollowed out. This creates a sunken appearance. Sculptra can help restore fullness to the cheeks and bring back a more youthful appearance.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra works in three ways:
1. By stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
2. By producing new collagen.
3. By increasing blood flow to the area where it is injected.
The Bottom Line: Sculptra for Fine Lines
Sculptra’s ability to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and increase volume by stimulating the body to replace lost collagen can mean the dermal filler is a one-stop treatment for all your signs of aging.
How Long Does Sculptra Last?
As Sculptra is a collagen stimulator and increases collagen production, the results of your injections improve over time. After injection, you should expect to see long-lasting results within three months that can last up to two years.
Is Sculptra Safe?
Yes! Sculptra is safe when administered by an experienced physician like Dr. Jack Peterson.
Can Sculptra Be Paired With Other Skin-Rejuvenating Treatments?
Yes! Many patients find that Sculptra can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin® and others injectables. Additionally, you can use Sculptra along with other aesthetic treatments and skin-rejuvenating services.
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