At Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester, MA we know many patients are wanting to rejuvenate their skin while still allowing them to look their age. For those patients, Sculptra may be just what you have been looking for!
Whether we like it or not, the signs of aging are first to appear across our faces. That does not mean we have to keep it that way! If you are looking to improve the appearance of your skin by ridding it of unwanted wrinkles, we may have just what you are looking for.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra® is a dermal filler that gives your skin results in a series of treatments. Much like other dermal fillers, this product helps to replace lost collagen in areas where treatment is received. It gives your skin a naturally younger appearance without looking like you have had any work done.
This treatment is aimed to defend against many of the most common signs of aging but in a natural-looking way. Some of the most common areas to receive treatments include:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
How Does It Work?
Sculptra works a little differently than other dermal filler treatments. Many dermal fillers are repeated after the effects have worn off, while this option tends to bring about long-lasting skin rejuvenation results!
Sculptra is created by a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) solution that begins to slowly construct and reinforce the collagen framework of the targeted area. This not only helps with results in the short-term, but it also supports the body to produce collagen naturally!
These treatments are administered by a trained specialist into the deep dermis. It is here that collagen supports the structure of your skin that may need extra help from dermal fillers.
How Long Does It Last?
The effects of Sculptra tend to last longer than other dermal fillers. FDA-approved in 2009, this dermal filler can last for more than two years. Compare that to the normal 6-12 months of other dermal fillers.
With its ability to support the production of collagen in the body naturally, it assists in keeping wrinkles away. As we age, our bodies tend to struggle in producing collagen, and an increase in production can make the aging process not-so noticeable! We may feel older, but that does not mean we have to wear our age poorly.
Where Can You Use It?
Used to treat common signs of aging, Sculptra is used for treating smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Are you wondering if you are showing signs of aging with any of these? Here are some things to look for!
Also known as nasolabial folds or laugh lines, smiles lines are wrinkles that develop around the sides of your mouth starting at the edge of the nose to the outer corners of your mouth.
These lines are named after marionette puppets as these lines run straight down from the corners of your mouth – much like those of puppets. This oftentimes makes people look like they are unhappy.
This wrinkle is formed horizontally below the lip at the chin.
Though these wrinkles are not exactly preventable, they can be scared off with dermal fillers! Most of these wrinkles form due to facial volume loss and will gradually appear over time. Dermal fillers, especially those that encourage the production of collagen, will not only get rid of these signs of aging but will also prevent them from returning quickly.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Each treatment plan differs from patient to patient. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your skin goals and determine the best course of treatment for you. Though you may notice results immediately following treatment, the full, dramatic, long-lasting changes may take anywhere from 45-90 days to completely develop.
Patients will typically go through three treatment sessions, but it is possible for some to only need one or two. The three treatments are given throughout a period of time, usually spaced between 4-8 weeks apart.
There is also not much downtime from treatments, making it possible to jump right back into your busy schedule in nearly no time.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Though it is different for each patient, ideal candidates are those looking to get beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting wrinkle correction. Dermal fillers are not for everyone, and it is important to research and discuss options with your healthcare provider. Candidates should be in good health and showcase signs of aging they wish to have corrected, as this treatment is not a prevention to the many signs of aging.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today!
If you are wanting a natural-looking solution with long-lasting results, Sculptra may be the answer! Our team of experienced professionals is here to help you with all your skin goals. We are proud to offer a variety of cosmetic dermatology treatments to our patients ensuring they feel confident in their own skin!
It is our commitment to provide the highest quality cosmetic treatment available to all of our patients. Contact us at Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester, MA, to schedule your initial consultation appointment today!