Sculptra Dermal Filler
Boca Raton, Palm Beach Florida.
The first signs of aging are often seen in the face, specifically in the areas around the chin and mouth, and nose. Here, a lifetime of laughing, frowning, talking and smiling can be seen as deep wrinkles and creases. As we age, the face loses skin elasticity, structure and volume due to slowed cellular turnover and decreased structural production. When the skin loses is youthful volume and is left with deep creases, the face can appear tired and aged.
Fortunately, Ennis Plastic Surgery offers a long lasting and clinically proven solution to an aging face. Sculptra Aesthetic is a dermal injectable that is designed to give gradual and lasting results. Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable for the correction of facial wrinkles and creases.
To learn about sculptra, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-266-4344 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
One of the main reasons for visible aging in the face is lost collagen. Collagen is a protein in the deep dermal layer that gives the skin structure, integrity and elasticity. It works with the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid to keep the skin youthful and supple. Unfortunately, with aging, the body slows collagen production. This occurs rather early in life, which is why many relatively young individuals experience early facial aging.
Collagen production slows by the time we reach our mid- to late-20s. By the age of 40 years, most people have lost up to 20% of their collagen structure, and by the age of 50 years, up to 30% is lost. It is no wonder that there is such a high consumer market for products looking to restore this vital structural protein.
Sculptra works to restore lost collagen by targeting and stimulating the deep dermal layer of skin.
The ideal candidate for Sculptra Aesthetic is looking to:
- Address facial creases around the nose, mouth, and chin
- Increase the body’s own collagen production
- Restore the youthful fullness of their face
- Find a longer lasting injectable treatment option
- Utilize a minimally invasive approach to age management
Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to treat these common areas of facial lines and wrinkles:
- Nasolabial folds: These deep folds are found running from the nose to the mouth. They are often referred to as “smile lines” and are one of the most common areas of complaint for individuals with facial wrinkles.
- Marionette lines: These creases run from the corners of the mouth downward to the chin. These lines can make an individual appear unhappy or mad. They can detract from an otherwise beautiful smile.
- Chin creases: These commonly occurring lines run horizontally across the chin, creating an unwanted crease due to lost facial volume. This horizontal crease is often permanently* obvious, and exaggerated with facial expressions.
How It Works
Most dermal fillers are water or gel-based substances that diminish facial lines by plumping the skin, pushing the dermis space beneath existing wrinkles. The results are immediate and last several months. However, Sculptra Aestheetic is a different type of dermal filler. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that is used to diminish facial wrinkles by improving the underlying structure of the skin. Results are not immediate. In fact, the results appear gradually with time. However, unlike traditional dermal fillers, the results are proven to last two years or more.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It works with the body deep within the dermis layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production. This revitalized collagen production helps to restore the skin’s inner structure, volume and elasticity.
As the PLLA micro-particles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen fibers gradually begin to help restore lost facial volume. This restored volume fills in facial creases, wrinkles and folds. The injection helps the body to recreate the structure needed for facial fullness.
If considering a dermal filler for facial rejuvenation, the first step is to meet with our clinical team for an individualized consultation. During the consultation, the patient and clinician will discuss expected outcomes, precautions and treatment approaches. For some injectables, the patient may need to discontinue using certain medications prior to injection. However, most patients are able to utilize Sculptra Aesthetic injections with little preparation.
What to Expect with Sculptra
The procedure for Sculptra takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on how many injection sites are administered. The clinician uses a small needle to inject the gel substance beneath the skin. The clinician will inject the substance into the designated treatment areas in a precise and exact manner in order to best stimulate collagen production.
Side effects of Sculptra are similar to those for any dermal injectable and may include discomfort, redness, bruising, and itching at the injection site. Small bumps can be noticeable at times when pressing on the treated area.
The typical treatment protocol involves three series of injections delivered over the course of 3-4 months. The number of injections varies from one person to the next, depending on the extent of collagen loss and the degree of correction required. A customized treatment protocol will be determined by the patient and the clinician.
How Long Does it Take
Results emerge gradually over the course of the treatment plan. The best news is that the results last two years or longer. Patients should not expect to see immediate results and they should not be disappointed. A few days after injection, the patient may look the same as he or she did prior to injection. This is normal and expected.
The Sculptra Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effect over the course of at least three treatments and a few months duration. Because the results are gradual, patients see subtle but noticeable results. Once the full regimen is completed, patients are pleased to see their beautifully revitalized face and even more pleased with the length of time the results last.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
At Ennis Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to offer the most up to date and clinically sound options for age management in the form of dermal injectables. Our clinical team is dedicated to delivering beautiful and natural results, while ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction. If you are looking for a minimally invasive and long lasting approach to managing facial wrinkles, consider Sculptra Aesthetic. Call 561-266-4344 today to set up an individualized consultation and learn more about this exciting and reliable treatment option.