Collagen, as you might know by now, is the main protein responsible for keeping the skin looking young and elastic. This protein is also what gives the skin the structural support in order to have these positive characteristics. Starting as early as 20, the body produces collagen at a slower rate and gradually decreases the production the older we get. As long as you are taking good care of your skin, you likely won’t start to develop wrinkles at a young age, but the reduction in collagen is a contributing factor to eventual wrinkles when you are nearing middle age.
In order to treat the loss of collagen and prevent damage to the skin from sunlight, specialists offer dermal fillers in conjunction to chemical peels here in Salt Lake. One brand of filler that has gotten rave reviews in recent years is called Sculptra, and for good reasons.
Sculptra is known for being one of the longest-lasting fillers available, and has the ability to help the body create new collagen in order to correct wrinkles and folds of any depth. All fillers are made to occupy space inside the wrinkle and fill it, pushing the skin back up where it is injected. The problem with other fillers is that their effects go away over 6-18 months. Sculptra, on the other hand, works in reverse compared to other fillers. While you won’t see results instantly, you’ll notice the skin looking healthier with a more youthful appearance over time as your body produces collagen in the area of injection.
Sculptra is made with PLLA, short for poly-L-lactid acid. This substance works to replace lost collagen in the dermis layer of your skin. Over time, it generates new collagen, making the results of Sculptra gradual and subtle. Sculptra was created to help those with facial wasting from HIV and rapid weight loss.
A series of injections may be recommended to give you the best results possible. We recommend taking three injections over a span of a several months. The results of Sculptra can last for more than two years, which is a remarkably long time for a dermal filler. Sculptra is not one to give your skin instant results, but in the long term, it will certainly work like magic with effects that won’t fade quickly like other fillers.
How Is Scultra Injected?
Many fillers are injected just underneath the top layer of the skin. Sculptra, however, is injected a little bit deeper, beneath the epidermis. From there, the PLLA works to restore lost collagen and supports the skin. This is how collagen, as well as your skin, is restored after sun damage and ongoing aging habits.
Where Does Sculptra Best Work?
Sculptra is great for restoring wrinkled skin, but we find these areas of your face to work the best:
Temples. Filling in hollow temples with Sculptra vs Filller is longer lasting and creates a more youthful look to the face.
Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the deep folds between the nose and mouth. Sculptra can work to decrease these folds to rejuvenate the skin around these areas.
Marionette lines are lines that frame the mouth. With Sculptra, these lines can too become less noticeable, giving you a more youthful appearance and smile as a whole.
Chin wrinkles can also allow you to look older than you actually are. Sculptra can treat these wrinkles effectively, too, so that your face can look younger with long-term results.
Sculptra works differently than other dermal fillers. It creates collagen over time to give your skin youth and elasticity longer than other products and procedures. Consider getting a Sculptra treatment in Salt Lake and enjoy feeling YOU again.