Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps stimulate new collagen to strengthen the skin and fill areas of hollowing. Solana’s treatment for Sculptra aesthetic in Lemont, IL creates a more vital and youthful appearance with results that can typically last beyond two years.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® aesthetic is an alternative anti-aging treatment designed to stimulate collagen production.
Sculptra® helps to gradually replace lost collagen which depletes with age. Collagen is a structural protein produced in your skin that keeps skin firm and smooth. It is intended to target deeper wrinkles rather than artificial lines on the face.
A decrease in collagen production occurs over time with increased age, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. It can also provide volume to areas of the face that have sunken such as the cheeks or chin.
Sculptra® aesthetic helps to correct these deep lines and folds including lines such as smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. The correction of collagen production helps restore your skin’s natural firmness and provides a restored youthful appearance.
Sculptra® aesthetic for cellulite
Sculptra aesthetic can also help with cellulite reduction and diminish the effects of dimples.
Cellulite occurs when skin lays over particular areas of fat that pull down on the deeper tissues resulting in an uneven surface. While not harmful, cellulite becomes increasingly visible with age due to your skin tightening and losing elasticity.
This can lead to depressions and dimples forming on your skin.
While daily applied creams and other treatments can temporarily create the appearance of smoother skin, they only add moisture to the skin rather than target the fat cells under the skin. Without daily application, the cellulite becomes visible again.
Sculptra can reduce this effect and smooth out your skin for an extended period of time requiring less management.
While Sculptra® is a biocompatible synthetic material, alternative fillers like Juvederm are hyaluronic acid based.
Juvederm is a dermal filler with compounds found in the skin, specifically areas around your eyes. Hyaluronic acid provides volume and hydration to your skin by binding with molecules of water.
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid depletes with age, resulting in moisture loss and wrinkles.
These fillers will not last as long as Sculptra®, usually only six to eighteen months. However, they take less time to complete, requiring only one, brief consultation.
Juvederm is a filler best used on the areas around your eyes and lips. Juvederm delivers more immediate volume to a treated area where Sculptra increases collagen production over a series of months.
Sculptra® is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid which is a molecule commonly found in dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid is biodegradable so it can be easily broken down and absorbed by the skin without harming your skin.
Rather than placing the injection into the folds, Sculptra aesthetic places it within your cheeks for a more subtle change, undoing the damage of fat loss, gravity, and diminishing elasticity.
It is injected deep into the dermis where collagen supports and pumps the skin. It is then absorbed by the body and naturally stimulates collagen production. This skin-based reaction helps new collagen layers to continue to grow and fill in skin defects.
The collagen boost is produced by low-level inflammation in the deeper layers of your skin.
Deep facial wrinkles will be corrected by restoring elasticity and subtly lifting your skin before adding volume and a smoother texture.
Results are seen gradually over the treatment regimen, which is typically three injections over the course of three to four months depending on how much volume has been lost.
As an injection, the procedure does not require any recovery time. However, gently massaging the injection site for five minutes throughout the day after the treatment can help reduce swelling or redness from occurring.
The injection is absorbed by the skin tissue over a two-year period before it is depleted. At this point, a new collagen layer is created that can show visible results for over two years after the treatment.