As you get older, your body produces less collagen, which can take away your youthful appearance. Sculptra® treatments are effective at stimulating collagen production, so they can reduce the signs of aging and make you look younger.
The loss of collagen is one of the major effects of the aging process. Many patients have heard about collagen, but don’t understand how it affects their skin. As a chemical compound, collagen increases skin elasticity and makes it feel firmer.
Your skin elasticity determines how well it’s able to bounce back after it’s pulled. The aging process causes your body’s collagen production to slow down, and as a result, you end up with sagging skin and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are frequently used to reverse the effects of aging because they’re effective at restoring lost volume. Since Sculptra® is a dermal filler, it’s able to replace lost collagen, but it’s slightly different than most other dermal fillers.
Unlike other dermal fillers, this injectable aims to replace lost collagen naturally. The treatment process is simple, and the results can last for two years.
How Sculptra® Treatments Work
Once injected, most dermal fillers provide instant results. However, this treatment is different because it provides gradual results. The benefits take longer to appear, but they tend to last significantly longer than what you’d get from alternative dermal fillers.
The purpose of Sculptra® is to naturally stimulate the growth of collagen. During the procedure, the formula is injected into the target areas, and the chemical compounds are slowly absorbed by the body.
Over time, the formula stimulates the growth of collagen in areas with skin depressions and wrinkles. Patients need to know that the benefits of Sculptra® can take many weeks to appear, but once they appear, the results will last a long time. In addition to improvements in volume loss, the skin texture and complexion improves as well.
Are You a Candidate?
Sculptra® treatments are only approved for specific areas of the face. An ideal candidate should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the treatment. A person’s candidacy for this treatment will ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office.
Learn More During a Consultation
Sculptra® serves as an efficient way to stimulate natural collagen production, and it has the potential to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Talk to our team of cosmetic professionals at Torrey Pines Dermatology to learn more about how Sculptra® can stimulate natural collagen production in your face. We are located in La Jolla, but we also serve the San Diego and surrounding cities. Contact us today to request a consultation.