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What Is Sculptra?

Are you looking for an anti-aging treatment that does not involve extreme measures like surgery or implants? If so, you should consider Sculptra. This fast and simple treatment can help restore facial volume and diminish lines and wrinkles that can give away your age.

How It Works

To understand how Sculptra works, it may be helpful to first know what collagen is and how it helps your skin remain youthful. Collagen is a very common type of protein found in the body, particularly in the dermis layer of skin, which rests under the outer layer of your skin. The dermis contains a large amount of collagen and elastin.

Elastin is responsible for the elasticity of your skin, which allows it to bounce back after being stretched. Collagen provides much of the bulk and structure that supports the dermis layer of skin. As you grow older and are exposed to things like UV radiation, your levels of collagen will naturally decline.

Sculptra is a type of injectable containing something called polylactic acid. After injection into the treatment site, Sculptra stimulates your body into producing collagen to make your skin appear more youthful. Collagen is one of the most abundant types of protein found in the body, which creates volume in your face and cheeks as it tightens your skin.

What Does Sculptra Treat?

The most common use for Sculptra is for helping minimize nasolabial folds, commonly called ‘smile lines’ that run from the corners of the mouth to the nostrils. Some other areas that Sculptra is commonly used for include:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Neck lines
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Hollow temples
  • Jawline sagging
  • Marionette lines (laugh lines)

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Is Sculptra the Same Thing as a Filler?

No. Sculptra contains a different active ingredient and works differently than facial fillers. Most facial fillers contain an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid. This is a natural substance that draws moisture into soft tissues like your skin.

In contrast, Sculptra replenishes facial volume through the use of a gel containing polylactic acid. It acts as a trigger for the creation of natural collagen within your skin.

Achieve Natural Results

In contrast to other cosmetic treatments that may be perceived as appearing unnatural, your Sculptra results will appear very plausible and natural. No exotic substances or implants are required. Instead, Sculptra works with your own body by stimulating the production of natural collagen to help minimize lines and wrinkles. Instead of looking like an entirely different person, you’ll simply look like a younger version of yourself.

Why Is Minimally Invasive an Advantage?

The minimally invasive nature of Sculptra treatment means that you will obtain real results without the need for any downtime. So you could have your treatment performed over lunch time and return to work or your normal activities right away.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Sculptra?

The best candidates for Sculptra are those who have experienced some mild to moderate facial aging, such as nasolabial folds, and are not allergic to any of the ingredients found in Sculptra. The best candidates also do not have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.

Good candidates for Sculptra also understand that they will not obtain immediate results. Sculptra is a type of treatment that works over time, as it stimulates the production of new collagen within your skin.

Schedule Your Treatment at MaVie

Are you ready to see for yourself how Sculptra can turn back the clock on aging skin affected by wrinkles and volume loss? If so, please contact your MaVie Med Spa provider to schedule your Sculptra consultation or treatment today!

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