If you have deep nasolabial folds, contour deficiencies, or other facial wrinkles, you may benefit from Sculptra treatments. As we age, collagen production in the body wanes. Collagen production actually begins to decrease as early as age 25. Over time, this lack of collagen can result in deep folds around the nose and mouth as you lose volume in your face. Sculptra is one long lasting option that will help you get back to the look you want.
How Does Sculptura Work?
Sculptra is not your average dermal filler. Instead of aiming for fast correction of lines and folds in the face, Sculptra aims for longer lasting results. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen growth in the face to reduce folds and wrinkles in the skin. Over the course of several treatments and about three months, you will notice more and more collagen in your face, which reduces the appearance of nasolabial folds and wrinkles.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
Sculptra does not work immediately like many dermal fillers. Because the goal is long lasting results from collagen production rather than filling the volume with a dermal filler, it takes multiple treatments spread out over time to get the desired results. Your treatment plan will typically consist of three injection sessions spread out about every three weeks.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most dermal fillers have to be repeated every six to twelve months, depending on the filler and the desired look. Sculptra differs from these other fillers in how long it lasts. Once you achieve your desired results after several treatments, your results will last up to two years. This is because the new collagen production continues for a time after your last treatment, and it takes time for the body to decrease in collagen again before another treatment becomes necessary.
If you are considering correction for your fine lines or nasolabial folds, contact us today for a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Sculptra. Now is a great time to start these treatments so you will be ready for summer.