Along with the wisdom and experience that arrive with age, there also comes a natural loss of volume in your skin. This reduced volume may cause sagging, hanging jowls, or hollows under the eyes. You may also see this lack of fullness and volume in other parts of the body, particularly the buttocks.
When any area of skin experiences a decrease in volume, it can lead to an aged appearance. Because of this, many people seek to restore fullness to their skin and regain a more youthful look.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, provides a non-surgical cosmetic procedure known as Sculptra, which works to increase volume across various parts of the body.
Sculptra can be used to add fullness to cheeks, under eyes, and other areas. It can also be used to add volume to the butt, giving it a rounder, firmer appearance, as a form of non-surgical Brazilian butt lift (BBL).
Curious about what Sculptra treatment is like? In this guide, we’ll explore the benefits of this dermal filler.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra injectables are bio-activators, which means they stimulate collagen production. These injections contain poly-L-lactic acid, which works deep beneath the skin to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance.
Other dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which simply plumps skin from just below the surface.
As time goes on, your skin will break down the PLL from the Sculptra treatment, but the new collagen will remain and continue to amplify. This will also increase the elastin in your skin.
With a boost in collagen and elastin, you can expect firmer, more plump skin that looks youthful and fresh.
How Can Sculptra Be Used?
Sculptra is similar to a dermal filler in that it can enhance certain features by adding volume to the skin. This innovative dermal filler is unique because it can be used on the face, but it can also serve to add volume to the cheeks, under the eyes, around jawlines, or on the buttocks.
Sculptra is often used in what is known as a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift (BBL) with the purpose of adding fullness to the butt and giving it a more firm and round appearance.
The Benefits of Sculptra
Sculptra is a dermal filler that can offer a wide range of cosmetic benefits, including the following:
- Increasing fullness in the cheeks
- Enhancing cheekbones
- Adding structure to the jawline
- Plumping lips
- Filling hollows under the eyes
- Adding volume to the buttocks
In addition to a wide array of applications, Sculptra also sets itself apart from other dermal fillers with its longevity. This dermal filler can produce results that last for years, much longer than many other treatment options.
Are You a Good Candidate for Sculptra Treatment?
If you are interested in enhancing your features with a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, you may be a good candidate for Sculptra dermal fillers.
Some patients who receive Sculptra desire to increase the volume in their cheeks or under their eyes. These are typically older individuals who have experienced a loss of skin volume with the natural decline in collagen and elastin that occurs with age.
Patients may also seek Sculptra to enhance their cheekbones or jawline. Dermal fillers like Sculptra can add fullness to specific areas to create a sharper, more defined face shape.
Other Sculptra patients want to enhance their backside without the need for traditional surgical interventions. Sculptra can be used to provide a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift (BBL).
The best way to know whether you are a good candidate for Sculptra treatment is to consult with one of our experienced cosmetic medical providers.
Dr. Galanis and the staff at Galanis Plastic Surgery can assess your unique needs and help you to determine whether Sculptra is the best procedure for you.
How Is Sculptra Administered?
Sculptra is a dermal filler that is injected into the skin in specific, targeted areas. Once you have met with our staff at Galanis Plastic Surgery, you will work together to determine which areas of your face or body you’d like to enhance.
In a simple outpatient procedure, Sculptra can be injected into these areas. The lactic acid in the injection will begin to stimulate collagen production, which in turn will increase volume in the area.
Sculptra is minimally invasive. Treatment usually involves no recovery or downtime. You can expect to return home immediately after your procedure and resume normal activity.
Over the next several weeks, you will begin to see your results appear. To achieve optimal results, you will likely need to have several Sculptra treatments.
Our aesthetic professionals typically recommend three sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. While the results of Sculptra may take some time to appear, the final outcome can last for years. In fact, some patients report their Sculptra results last as long as three years! This is because of the presence of poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates ongoing collagen and elastin production.
Sculptra Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA
Do you want to add volume to sullen, hollow cheeks? Are you striving to build a fuller, rounder backside? Sculptra treatment can help enhance certain facial features that have lost volume over the years or to add fullness to the buttocks, giving your backside a rounder appearance.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, provides Sculptra treatment to help patients in LA and Southern California achieve the look they desire. Dr. Charles Galanis and our cosmetic medicine staff will work directly with you to assess your needs and determine whether Sculptra can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.
To learn more about dermal fillers like Sculptra, contact us today to schedule an appointment.