Collagen is the key structural component of smooth, healthy-looking skin. As you age, however, your body’s collagen production begins to decrease. In fact, you lose about 1 percent of collagen per year after the age of 20, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique dermal injectable that stimulates the skin to create more collagen, working within your body to encourage it to make more of its natural support structure.
Even if your skin’s collagen production has been declining for decades, Sculptra® Aesthetic can boost your skin’s internal processes to help restore its structure and increase facial volume that has been lost due to aging. Even if decades of collagen loss have already occurred, Sculptra Aesthetic can restore facial contours for a more youthful appearance.
Sculptra can be used on the cheeks, mid-face, temples and around the eyes for naturally age-defying results.
Sculptra Aesthetic can add volume and definition to:
- hollow cheeks, temples or chin area
- nasolabial and melolabial folds (nose to mouth/mouth to chin)
Dr. Sinha performed my procedure. He always takes the time to make you feel comfortable and to listen to your needs. His goal is to make you look the best but in a natural way. He is the best in the business and I totally trust him with any procedure he performs.
What is Sculptra made of?
Sculptra is a synthetic polymer of lactic acid, which our muscles naturally produce after strenuous exercise. Sculptra is made in a laboratory and contains no animal products. It is bio-compatible and very gradually breaks down in your body by the processes of your own cell enzymes.
What makes Sculptra different?
Unlike dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Sculptra is a collagen stimulator. Rather than being an injected gel that dissolves over time, Sculptra works with your body to force it to produce new collagen. This long-lasting rejuvenation helps prevent wrinkles, drooping and loss of volume.
What can I expect from Sculptra treatments?
Sculptra also differs from other injectable products in that it does not result in immediately noticeable effects. Instead, your appearance will gradually improve over a series of facial injections, as Sculptra begins stimulating the production of collagen. The number of injections and amount of Sculptra needed vary among individuals, and Dr. Sinha will determine the best course of treatment for each patient during a comprehensive consultation.
The effects of Sculptra are subtle, and Dr. Sinha typically completes a course of injection treatments in three sessions, four to six weeks apart. This waiting period allows the product time to stimulate your own collagen before more product is added.
After each treatment, the skin will begin to produce more of its own natural collagen. The natural-looking and flattering results from Sculptra injections typically last about two years.
Mild swelling may occur at the injection site, but typically subsides within two days.