As we age, our body slows its production of collagen. This can cause unwanted lines, wrinkles and hollowness of the face. If you are one of the many patients who wish to smooth these wrinkles and fill the lost volume in your face without undergoing surgery, Sculptra™ may be right for you. Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial injectable to smooth unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. Read on to learn about the many benefits this treatment has to offer.
Reduced Risk of Allergy
Sculptra™ is made of bits of suture material called poly-L-lactic acid. Because this substance is already present in the human body, there is very little risk that a patient will be allergic. However, discussing your allergy history with Dr. Berman during your consultation will ensure a safe treatment experience.
Since Sculptra™ is an injectable, there are no incisions or lasers required. During your treatment, Sculptra™ will carefully be injected into the treatment areas for a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. Patients may experience mild redness, swelling and bruising following treatment, though this should resolve quickly.
Sculptra™ differs from other fillers like Restylane™, Juvederm™ and Voluma™ because it is not an immediate fill because instead of having its own volume it causes the body to create collagen which in turn creates the volume. Thus, the effects can be longer-lasting than the hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane™ or Juvederm™. Patients often need to receive three treatments of Sculptra™ for optimal results.
Stimulates Collagen Production
Sculptra™ works by stimulating collagen production in the skin. This newly produced collagen adds volume under the skin, smoothing unwanted wrinkles and folds.
If you are located in the Boca Raton area and are interested in Sculptra for a younger-looking facial appearance, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa today to schedule a consultation.