Sculptra is a dermal filler that has the ability to add volume by stimulating collagen. It is made from poly-L-lactic-acid, a biocompatible substance that has been used by doctors for dissolvable stitches and facial enhancement since 1999. It does not contain any bacterial, human, or animal components; therefore, it does not require allergy testing. Sculptra works deep within the dermis at the source of the signs of aging. It can help correct both deep and shallow folds in the skin for a very natural look.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injection that allows individuals to see results over a longer period, giving a more gradual change to one’s face over time. Patients who are interested in seeing instant results from their dermal filler would not be a good candidate for Sculptra treatments. This is because Sculptra treatments will require several sessions over a period of several months in order to see the full results. Collagen stimulators take time to produce volume, so the results will not be as fast as Botox®, Juvéderm, or other facial fillers available through Skin Wellness Center.
Good candidates for Sculptra treatments are those who want to restore fullness to their face slowly and discreetly to address fine lines and wrinkles that may make them look older than they feel inside. Sculptra is used in areas such as the marionette lines (the lines from the lips to the chin), smile lines, crow’s feet, cheekbones, and other places of concern. Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck in Birmingham can consult with patients to discuss all the parts of the face in which Sculptra can help turn back the hands of time.
One of the many advantages of Sculptra treatment is the long-lasting results. By stimulating collagen growth, the body naturally maintains the more youthful look for a longer period. This allows Sculptra treatments to last for up to two years after the final injections. If you want gradual, subtle, and beautifully natural results, Sculptra may be perfect for you.