Want to Look Younger but Not Filled? Consider What Sculptra Can Do!
- Posted on: Mar 30 2018
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!
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