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If you’re like most people, it’s possible you’re feeling a bit discouraged as you look in the mirror. Age eventually catches up with us, and the signs inevitably appear in our faces. Tight, smooth skin begins to sag and develops wrinkles, causing us to look older than we feel. When you’re ready to turn back the signs of aging, visit Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA and ask about Sculptra.
What Is Sculptra?
You may have already tried fillers like Botox, and these work very well for a time. After a while, though, you may need more than to just hit pause on muscle movement. What is eventually needed is to rebuild the skin from the inside out, and the key to doing that is collagen.
A healthy collagen layer provides the structural support skin needs to remain smooth and elastic. As we age, our collagen production drops naturally, and eventually, there’s just not enough there to support the skin. Sculptra works by powerfully stimulating your body to produce more collagen.
How It Works
Sculptra is an injectable liquid form of lactic acid: something your body naturally produces after you exercise. When injected strategically into the skin, it activates collagen growth, causing the tissues that support your skin to gradually grow in volume. As new, healthy collagen builds in the area, the lactic acid gradually dissipates to make room for it.
Because this treatment is causing your skin to rebuild itself from the inside out, it doesn’t have immediate results. Instead, expect to see results somewhere from four to six months after your treatment.
FAQ About Sculptra
What Areas Can It Treat?
This injectable is most often used at the temples and to reverse the look of hollow or sunken cheeks. It’s also often used in the chin or jawline, and it can reduce the folds and wrinkles on the chest, as well.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who has lost volume in their face due to aging or weight loss or who is seeing more wrinkles than they’d like could be a good candidate for Sculptra. This treatment can be used on both men and women and on people of all ages. If you’re interested in finding a solution to wrinkles and volume loss, come talk to us about your filler options.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results appear at four to six months, and many patients will continue to see positive change for as long as nine months. After that, you can expect to keep your results for two to three years, which is longer than the results typically seen from hyaluronic acid fillers.
What Is Downtime Like?
There is no real downtime with this treatment. For the most part, you can go about your daily activities as normal after treatment. All you need to do is avoid extensive sun exposure or intensive exercise for a day or two.
Are You Ready for a Younger You?
If you’re unhappy with folds and wrinkles on your chest or extensive volume lost, Sculptra might be the right choice. Contact us at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA today to learn more.