Sculptra® Collagen Stimulator
Aging brings on changes like loss of volume in the cheek and temporal areas, making a person look tired and older than they feel. It begins in the 20’s and how fast one ages is determined by genetics, personal habits, stress, and environmental factors like unprotected exposure to UV rays that accelerate the breakdown of collagen. Collagen acts as the matrix to which elastin, responsible for suppleness, and hyaluronic acid, responsible for plumpness, to attach to. However, collagen production slows down through the years, and at age 40, up to 20% is lost. Before one knows it, the cheeks look deflated and deep nasolabial folds develop.
Sculptra® Aesthetic (poly-L-lactic acid) is perfect if you want natural looking results that erases years through a subtle increase in facial volume. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, volume replacement is achieved by stimulating one’s own collagen from within, so an overfilled look does not occur. The more collagen skin has, the more elastin and HA it can hold. Results build up over a course of 3 or 4 injection monthly sessions and can last up to two years.
Sculptra® works by stimulating the body to produce collagen in response to Poly-L-Lactic Acid. When Sculptra® is injected, results are seen immediately, but subside rather quickly because it is mostly saline. The true results will become more apparent over the following months, and only get better!