Do you sometimes look in the mirror and think, “where did my youthful glow go?” You’re not alone!
Many people struggle with the signs of aging and are looking for a solution that effectively addresses their concerns. In our industry there are many options for patients to resolve some of the physical signs of aging. A cornerstone to Ageless Health Medicine is that we provide patients with solutions that compliment their natural anatomy, do not distort their personal beauty and leave them feeling refreshed and maintained. You can get natural looking results in a number of ways, it’s often best to combine treatments. For patients who are specifically concenred about the quality of their skin, or at the stage in their treatment that is best to address the quality of the skin we love the results we see from Sculptra.
In this blog post, we will explore how Sculptra works and the benefits it can offer those looking to address their skin quality concerns holistically. We will also cover some important information about the treatment. Let's get into it!
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a type of injectable that is designed to add volume to the face and smooth out wrinkles. It is made from poly-L-lactic acid (synthetic sugar), which is biocompatible to the body.
Sculptra is different from other injectable treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers, in that it stimulates collagen production from within.
How Sculptra Can Help Get Rid of Lines and Wrinkles
Sculptra works by stimulating the collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein naturally found in the body and is responsible for giving skin its structure and firmness.
By the age of ~25 our bodies stop making collagen. From that point on we see a reduction in collagen of 1%-1.5% per year. If you’re not sure how that can affect your appearance, have you ever noticed the hands of an elderly individual? When holding my own grandmother’s hand I can feel how sensitive and thin her skin is, I can see her veins more prominently, she has spots that have developed; but this isn’t unique to the hands, these changes take place all over the body. Increased collage thickens the skin, resulting in tighter/firmer skin with less visible sagging, and can pull the skin up all together, it improves the tone of skin creating a more balanced and desirable appearance, and resolves many texture issues as well, such as pore size and bumps, and in certain parts of the body reduces the appearance of cellulite. When Sculptra is injected into the skin, it works by stimulating the production of new collagen over time. This results in added volume, smoother skin, and a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Sculptra
There are several benefits to using Sculptra as a treatment. Some of the most notable include:
- Non-surgical:Sculptra is a non-surgical treatment, which means there is no need for incisions or anesthesia. This makes it a safer and less invasive option than surgery.
- Long-lasting results: Sculptra can provide long-lasting results that can last for up to two years. This is longer than many other injectable treatments, such as Botox, which typically lasts for about three to six months.
- Natural look: Sculptra works gradually over time, which can make the results look more natural.
I do like to tell patients, unlike most of the treatments in our industry that are instant gratification or close to it, Sculptra does take time. Patients return for after photos and start to see benefits around 3 months after their first dose. Once your body has created new collagen that is your bodies new baseline for that naturally orccuring collagen depletion of 1%-1.5% per year; you literally turn the clock back only our skin, and then time marches on from there.
FDA Approval of Sculptra
FDA Approval ensures that a treatment has been thoroughly tested and found to be effective and safe for its intended use. Fortunately, Sculptra has been an FDA-approved treatment since 2004.
Sculptra has been through FDA's clinical trials and processes and has been found to be safe and effective for its intended use of adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles.
Sculptra is a non-surgical injectable that can help you get rid of lines, wrinkles and other unwanted skin responses to aging, by stimulating collagen production in the skin. It offers several benefits, including long-lasting results and minimal recovery time. If you're considering Sculptra as a treatment option, you must talk to a licensed injector to determine if it's the right option for you.
If you're looking for a reputable provider of Sculptra in Bend and Gresham, OR, we recommend visiting Ageless Health Medicine. Our professional and experienced team of treatment providers can help you determine if Sculptra is the right choice for you and provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
Contact Ageless Health Medicine today at (541) 203-0508 for our Bend location or (503) 489-8427 for our Gresham location to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful appearance.