Dermal fillers can work wonders for aging skin, helping you achieve a naturally younger appearance — without the need for invasive surgery. Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD and the care team at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offer a wide range of dermal fillers to help you do just that.
One of our favorite fillers is a product called Sculptra®. This facial injectable works to restore your youthful appearance naturally. And the best part? With Sculptra you can enjoy long-lasting results for over two years. Keep reading to learn more about this filler and its long-term benefits.
All about Sculptra
FDA-approved Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that boosts your body’s natural collagen production. The filler’s active ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a biocompatible agent that triggers your body’s natural healing response.
As a result, your skin begins to produce more collagen and other key skin proteins, like elastin. These proteins help your skin stay elastic and firm, but as you age, your body’s production of collagen naturally declines.
This decline in collagen levels leads to issues like sagging skin, loss of volume, and wrinkles or folds. By improving your body’s collagen levels, Sculptra restores your youthful appearance naturally by helping your skin renew itself.
The benefits of Sculptra
Because Sculptra rejuvenates your appearance by triggering an increase in collagen production, results aren’t immediate. It typically takes a series of Sculptra injections over several weeks to complete your treatment.
Results generally develop over time, and it can take several months for the full effects of the filler to take hold. This is a tremendous benefit since gradual results look more natural and less like you had work done.
Since Sculptra helps your skin rebuild itself, the results last longer than most other injectables. Most patients enjoy long-lasting results for two years or longer, and you can get touch-up treatments periodically to extend your youthful appearance.
Injections are quick and can easily fit into your lunch hour or between appointments, and there’s no downtime required. Plus there’s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction since it's made from synthesized lactic acid, a substance your body naturally produces.
One of the other benefits of Sculptra is the ability to use the filler to address many issues. You can use Sculptra to reverse many signs of aging, including:
- Restoring facial volume
- Softening boney cheeks
- Redefining the jawline
- Improving skin texture
- Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and folds
Your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider may recommend using Sculptra along with other revitalizing products, such as Botox®, to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Ready to learn more about Sculptra and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals? Book an appointment online or over the phone at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston today!