Sculptra Aesthetic® is a dermal filler used to restore fullness or volume to facial areas like the cheeks, temples and jawline. Gradually, Sculptra replaces lost collagen; over the course of three to five treatments, the appearance of fullness that has been lost over time is restored, and with it a more youthful appearance.
Here are five great reasons that you and your aesthetic provider my decide that Sculptra is the dermal filler of choice for you:
Sculptra is great for restoring volume in your saggy jawline.
Sculptra provides volumetric expansion in facial areas caused by diminishing collagen stores that make you appear older. Sculptra can be used to target facial wrinkles, facial lipoatrophy (facial wasting,) “marionette” lines, chin wrinkles, and sunken cheeks and temples.
Sculptra is a gentler alternative to fat grafting.
Sculptra is a less-invasive alternative to fat grafting or fat transfer dermabrasion that involve transferring fat from another part of your body and injecting it underneath the surface of the skin to raise sunken or depressed areas. Sculptra is a long lasting, effective alternative treatment for deep lines and sagging skin, and it doesn’t require the invasive procedures necessary to harvest fat from the body.
Sculptra is safe and offers a reduced risk of allergic reaction.
Because the main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), synthesized from lactic acid already present in the human body, the risk of an allergic reaction is very slight. Sculptra is a safe and biocompatible material—this injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid has been used for more than 30 years in absorbable sutures and other medical applications.
Sculptra stimulates collagen production.
Collagen is a natural protein contained in skin, bone, cartilage and tendons; there are 27 different types of naturally occurring collagens in the body. Collagens produced in skin tissue are essential for its strength and elasticity. Over time, your collagen stores diminish causing skin to wrinkle and sag. In an effort to fight these signs of aging, many people turn to collagen injections to replace their original supply. By stimulating new collagen growth, Sculptra works to replenish volume and reduce deep lines and sagging skin.
Sculptra can last up to 2 years!
Because Sculptra is a relatively thick substance, its volume-adding affect after three to five treatments can last up to two years, which is significantly longer than most other dermal fillers.