Dermal fillers are increasing in popularity for their ability to restore youthful volume to the face without surgery. There are many brands of dermal fillers on the market, but Sculptra® is a favorite of many patients because of its unique benefits.
1. Improves Aging at the Source
Sculptra® is different because it focuses on the deeper layers of the skin where facial aging begins. As we age, the levels of collagen in the skin naturally decline. Since collagen is what provides volume and firmness to the skin, replacing this loss with dermal fillers helps fill in lines and wrinkles and restores a more youthful appearance to the face. The unique compound in Sculptra® works to stimulate new collagen production rather than simply adding immediate volume like other fillers.
2. Lasts Longer than Other Fillers
By repopulating collagen within the skin, Sculptra® actually reinforces the underlying soft tissue framework of the face. This means that the results are far more comprehensive than just filling in lines and wrinkles temporarily, and is one reason why patients see results for so much longer than other fillers. Sculptra® has been shown to give a more youthful appearance that can last more than two years.
3. Treats Broader Areas
Like other dermal fillers, Sculptra® is typically used to fill nasolabial folds (smile lines) and wrinkles around the mouth and chin. However, unlike other injectables, Sculptra® can be used to restore fullness in larger areas of the face, such as along the cheek bones. The back of the hands, which really tends to show one’s age, is another place where Sculptra® can restore fullness and erase the signs of aging for a rejuvenated look.