We know you’ve heard of dermal fillers, and you may have considered dipping your toes in this popular treatment. But there is more than one type of filler, and they certainly aren’t one-size-fits-all. With advances in cosmetic procedures being made every day, it’s no surprise that fillers are advancing too. Let’s talk about one of these amazing fillers you may not have heard of and how it’s improving the world of anti-aging treatments in an entirely unique way.
Fillers are a class of cosmetic treatments that involve injecting a safe, biocompatible material just under the skin. The injections are strategically placed to add volume, smoothing lines and wrinkles at the surface. Most fillers are made with a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid (which is a naturally occurring substance in the body). They are effective at plumping the skin, but their benefit mostly ends there. HA fillers last several months to a year or slightly longer.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a biocompatible injectable material made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that has been revolutionizing facial fillers. Unlike many other fillers that work by simply filling in wrinkles or fine lines, Sculptra stands out by working with your body. This unique dermal filler also reignites your body’s collagen production, helping to restore the underlying structure of the skin. And Sculptra’s new, more advanced formulation means even more benefits.
How Sculptra Works
Collagen is a protein found all over the body. In the skin, it helps maintain firmness and keeps your skin looking young. As we age, collagen production declines, which contributes to wrinkles and sagging skin.
With Sculptra, the magic lies in its ability to stimulate collagen production. Sculptra works first by being injected into the desired areas. Right away, it subtly plumps skin to fill in wrinkles, similar to traditional fillers.
But Sculpta doesn’t stop there. It is also a collagen stimulator. This means that, over time, Sculptra gradually stimulates the body’s own collagen production, replacing lost volume and providing a natural-looking fullness over time.
Benefits of Sculptra
Because of this stimulatory effect on collagen, Sculptra holds numerous benefits, putting it in a league of its own among facial fillers.
- Natural-Looking: Patients love Sculptra because of the natural-looking results you can gain from it. Since Sculptra works with your body’s own collagen, the enhancements come on gradually over time, looking extremely natural and eliminating the fear of looking “overdone.”
- Long-lasting Results: As we mentioned, Sculptra’s full effects are not immediate but instead occur gradually over a period of a few months. However, once the desired effect is achieved, the results are long-lasting – often up to two years or more.
- Versatile: Sculptra’s new formulation means it can be used to treat a variety of areas, such as the chin and mouth area, for deep lines, creases, and folds. It’s also excellent for improving overall facial volume, particularly in the cheeks and temples.
- Non-Surgical: Like other fillers, Sculptra offers the opportunity to enhance your appearance without the need for invasive surgery. Injectables like Sculptra provide a minimally invasive alternative with less downtime.
Why Sculptra is a Game-Changer
Sculptra is changing the world of facial fillers by offering a unique approach. By stimulating collagen production for a natural, gradual enhancement, Sculptra presents a treatment that aligns with our bodies’ biology. Its impressive, long-lasting results, versatility, and non-surgical nature make it an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to refresh their appearance while maintaining a natural look. If you are worried fillers may be obvious and make you look like you “had work done,” Sculptra may be the innovation in injectable treatments that you’ve been waiting for.
Interested in Sculptra?
Sculptra is, without a doubt, a powerful tool in the facial filler arena, changing the way we think about non-surgical facial enhancements. But remember, the best treatment is the one that suits your individual needs and goals. Contact us today; our experts are here to help you choose the right aesthetic treatments for your goals.