Want to Look Younger but Not Filled? Consider What Sculptra Can Do!

Want to Look Younger but Not Filled? Consider What Sculptra Can Do!

Spa Services | Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc. | St. Louis, MO

It used to be that our facial structure was our facial structure and we had to live with it. There has been a longstanding perception that cheekbones were the key to high and prominent facial contouring. If we weren’t born with it, we had to accept our lot in life – or we had to change our facial structure with cheek implants. Not anymore!

With the advent of dermal fillers, the world of aesthetic medicine changed forever. Immediately, men and women not naturally-blessed with strong cheekbones were getting the fullness they craved. Men and women affected by age-related muscle and fat loss have been able to restore the appearance of a round and youthful face with dermal fillers. The only problem has been that our love of dermal fillers has paved the way for us to alter facial structure in such a way that our natural beauty is diminished.

You may have seen exactly what we’re talking about. If you’ve observed images of celebrities who have gone a little crazy with fillers, your initial reaction may be to avoid getting the treatment you’d like to have due to a fear that you may not look younger, but “overdone.”

There is another way.

Sculptra as a Natural Anti-Ager

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that is often lumped in with all other dermal fillers. The thing is, Sculptra is not a dermal filler at all; it is a collagen stimulator. Here’s the difference.

The average dermal filler is composed of hyaluronic acid particles in a gel base. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that binds to water molecules. Therefore, when introduced into lines and wrinkles or deflated cheeks, hyaluronic acid temporary build volume with water. Sculptra is a formulation that includes poly-L-lactic acid. You may have heard of lactic acid, or even felt its presence in the form of sore muscles after a tough workout.

The tiny particles of PLLA in Sculptra begin to deteriorate after a few days beneath the skin. This might sound counterproductive – it’s anything but. When PLLA breaks down, fibroblast cells – the ones that make collagen – sustain controlled damage. As a result, they kick into high gear to repair, and that means more collagen. After a few Sculptra treatments, scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart, this collagen production keeps on going for up to two years. For about 8 months after treatment, facial structure continues to improve. Talk about aging backwards!

Discover how Sculptra, with or without the conservative use of hyaluronic acid fillers, can help you age gracefully. Call our St. Louis office at 314-567-3567.

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