Sculptra® is a unique type of soft dermal filler. It’s most commonly used to diminish the signs of aging and rejuvenate the appearance of the face by adding volume and enhancing contours. Although it is a liquid-based injectable solution, it is unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Botox, Radiesse, and Juvederm in that it subtly and gradually increases tissue volume instead of producing immediate results. Sculptra produces enduring results that give the skin a more natural, healthy radiance.
How Sculptra Works
Most people tend to produce less collagen as they age, which often causes the skin on the face and body to lose elasticity and begin to droop. Instead of hyaluronic acid, Sculptra is formulated with microparticles of PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid). PLLA is able to replace lost collagen, which is the primary connective tissue protein needed to keep the skin firm and toned.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are administered in a single injection and yield immediate results that continue to improve over 2-3 weeks. Some patients desire a more discreet approach to altering their facial contours, because they don’t want the effects noticed overnight. Sculptra is a good solution because it produces slower but more natural-looking results.
Most patients receive 3-4 separate Sculptra injections over a 2-3-month period in order to achieve the results they desire. The unique administration schedule allows for gradual changes in the facial contours that slowly manifest, making them increasingly evident over time.
As the weeks pass, the Sculptra injections accumulate correct sunken cheeks, harsh jawlines, and deep nasolabial folds, and other severe wrinkles fill in and smooth out without everyone around you noticing the effects all at once. This allows for a more measured and predictable recovery process, which makes the results appear more natural and healthier.
The rejuvenating effects of a series of Sculptra injections last more than 2 years in some patients, far longer than other soft dermal fillers. However, every patient is different and will have a unique Sculptra experience.
If you feel that Sculptra injections seem like a good fit for your aesthetic goals, then contact the professional team at the Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness medical spa in St. Petersburg. Dr. Hermann and her staff are seasoned experts who have thousands of satisfied patients. Call today at (727) 325-5428 and get on the path to achieving a flawless facial appearance!