As our faces lose volume with age, it’s common for skin to develop a lax quality that contributes to the formation of wrinkles. This is largely due to the decline in natural collagen production that’s responsible for providing a firmer framework that better supports the overlying skin. With dermal fillers like Sculptra, NYC patients can restore lost volume, smoothing away deep lines and wrinkles and even filling in existing scars. Replacing lost collagen, it is an injectable filler that gives you results over a longer term period, in a natural manner that produces a subtle change in appearance.
How Sculptra® Helps
Sculptra is a safe, synthetic, biocompatible material that is used to correct depressions and surface irregularities in the skin. Skin creases, wrinkles, depressions, and folds can all be treated and improved with Sculptra. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is a well-known material that has been used in medical products for more than 20 years. It is commonly used as a component of dissolvable sutures and surgical implants. Sculptra is biodegradable, meaning that it is gradually broken down and naturally removed from the body.
How Sculptra Works
Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin into the areas that are undergoing treatment. Over the next few weeks, Sculptra stimulates the production of your own new collagen. It is this new collagen that ultimately produces the improvement in the appearance of the skin. Generally, two or three treatment sessions every four to six weeks are required to obtain the optimum result. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after leaving the office. Makeup may be applied a few hours after the treatment.
Sculptra is suitable for deep facial wrinkles and folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), along with marionette lines and chin wrinkles. After completion of your treatment course, skin creases, wrinkles, depressions, and folds are all improved. Treatment results last for up to two years in most patients. The desired results can be maintained after that with minor touch-up treatments.
Sometimes, Dr. Green may recommend that Sculptra treatments may be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to further enhance the result. Sculptra® can also be very effective for rejuvenating the appearance of your hands.
Sculptra Before and After Photos:
45-54 Year old woman treated with Sculptra and Fraxel
55-64 Year old man treated with Sculptra (4 months)
*Disclaimer: Results may vary with each patient.
Sculptra is all natural and does not contain human, animal, or bacterial components. It does not require any surgery or lasers, nor does it require allergy testing prior to treatment.
If you’re frustrated with the continued appearance of hollowness, age and deep wrinkles, there’s finally a natural solution that can help. To learn more about Sculptra, contact us online today or call 212-535-3088.