Want to Look Naturally Younger? Take a Look at Sculptra!
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
Aging is a natural process that none of us can completely sidestep. As time passes, the body makes less and less collagen, the protein that firms the skin. Elastin, collagen’s close-cousin, also declines with age, making the skin more prone to thinning and sagging. These are changes that have concerned adults for centuries. Only now are we developing ways to successfully support the body’s need for strong collagen and elastin stores. One of the techniques that many people turn to is Sculptra.
Sculptra is an injectable that does more than cover up the signs of aging (not that we’re against that, mind you). By choosing this injectable treatment, you are committing to a process of addressing the cause of cosmetic aging. Here, we discuss a few details you may want to know about Sculptra and how it can help you look naturally younger.
Sculptra doesn’t work like other fillers.
The fillers that most people are familiar with are those that immediately plump lines and creases using hyaluronic acid. The natural substance in these fillers binds to water molecules, adding volume to the dermis to smooth the skin’s surface. Sculptra does not contain hyaluronic acid. It works by depositing poly-L-lactic acid into the deeper layers of the skin. This acid works differently than its counterpart. The tiny microspheres in Sculptra do provide a bit of foundational support for loose, sagging skin but also stimulate fibroblast cells to naturally produce more collagen.
Sculptra won’t make you look like you’ve had work done.
To achieve optimal results using Sculptra, three to four appointments of injections are needed. Each provokes a subtle response in the cells that produce collagen and elastin. Due to the gradual increase in these substances, the skin seems to age backward. Patients note that people notice something different about them but cannot place a finger on what that is. Being an enhancer, Sculptra is not a product for someone who wants to look ten years younger. It is an ideal treatment for those who want to slow their progress into cosmetic aging.
Sculptra results can last two years or more.
One of the benefits that patients appreciate about Sculptra is that this injectable doesn’t mask anything, it supplements. As such, Sculptra’s collagen-enhancing capacity can achieve results that last two or more years. Research suggests that, after two years of younger-looking skin, patients typically need only an annual touch-up to sustain rejuvenating effects.
Schedule Your Sculptra Consultation
If you want to look younger and support your aging skin, consider the value of Sculptra. We are proud to offer cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology services in a comfortable Midtown Manhattan office. To schedule your visit, call 212.391.8600.
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