Collagen loss is a huge contributor when it comes to facial aging. Sculptra is an injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA to help treat this issue. With no set downtime and results that can last for quite a long time, it is easy to see why this treatment has become and remains so popular.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is classified as a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator. What sets it apart from other fillers is the fact that it affects your skin deep down in the dermis, rather than just at the surface level. The goal of this treatment is to restore the internal structure of your skin, which in turn helps to restore the lost volume. As the collagen strands are rebuilt, they will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Collagen loss begins around the age of 20. At the age of 30, you have already lost 10% of your collagen. By the time you are 50, you have lost 30% of your overall collagen levels. Both internal factors, such as aging, and external factors, such as sun exposure and stress levels, contribute to this loss. Replacing this collagen can help you look younger and healthier.
The active ingredient in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid, is a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic material. After injected, your body will slowly begin to absorb it. The injections are made into the deep dermis, where the supportive collagen strands are located. Gradually, the structure is rebuilt and the face looks more youthful. How many injections you will need at each treatment and how many treatments you will require depends on how much collagen has been lost. The first step in the process is to sit down at a consultation, where we can develop a plan to best suit your wants and needs.
Why Choose Sculptra?
There are many treatments out there, but they are not all created equally. Consider this option because:
- It can treat various issues.
- Results develop gradually and look very natural.
- Improvements can last for a while.
- There is no downtime or special preparation required.
- The treatment is safe and FDA-approved.
You can learn more about Sculptra and how it works by consulting our specialist at Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ. We would be more than happy to address your questions and concerns about this treatment. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!