What’s the secret to maintaining overall facial shape and volume?
Is it injectable fillers? Microneedling? Do you need a face lift?
Turns out the secret is Sculptra. Sculptra is an essential injectable that helps maintain your overall facial volume and shape, while providing natural results. Sculptra lifts, restores, and smooths. Imagine re-inflating a sagging balloon.
While cosmetic injectables can highlight the fun stuff like lips and cheekbones, Sculptra maintains a youthful face shape without changing your natural features. From 30-year-olds to 80-year-olds, this injectable gives you that “Sculptra Glow.” No other injectable in the aesthetic industry has this level of versatility. The results of Sculptra are graceful and gradual, and can last over two years.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable but it’s a biostimulator like PRF (platelet rich fibrin – the advanced cousin to PRP or platelet-rich plasma). A biostimulator is a product that is injected to stimulate growth of different types of your own collagen. Sculptra is a natural injectable that is commonly recommended for everyone over the age of 30 years old.
For your face, Sculptra can provide:
- Lift from the temples and edges of face
- Softening of fine lines
- Volume replacement
Here Are The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Sculptra
1. Graceful and natural results are achieved
One of the key benefits of Sculptra is that it provides natural-looking results. Unlike traditional facial fillers that can create an overfilled appearance (when not done with an experienced injector), Sculptra works with the body’s existing cellular processes to restore volume and improve skin texture gradually.
It does this by stimulating collagen production in the skin. Read on for why collagen is key to maintaining a youthful looking face.
2. Sculptra stimulates collagen over time
Sculptra is an injectable that stimulates collagen growth over a period of time. You might ask, what is collagen? And why is collagen important?
Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its elasticity and firmness. But starting at age 30, your body begins to lose collagen, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity. Because Sculptra naturally stimulates your own collagen production, it can help to restore volume to the face and improve the appearance of those signs of aging. The result is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
The secret to Sculptra’s effectiveness is in a little compound called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which helps the body stimulate collagen production over time.
When PLLA is injected into the skin, it kickstarts the process of generating new collagen growth. In the weeks and months following your Sculptra injection, your body absorbs the PLLA and new collagen is left behind – making your face look fuller and more youthful.
3. Helps maintain a youthful V-shape
As we age, our facial features begin to invert, which plays a big role in making our faces look older. The Triangle of Youth is a common term that we use at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center to describe the shape of a youthful face.
Before the age of the 30, for most people the widest part of the face is at the cheeks and the narrowest part is at the chin. When the face begins to invert with time, everything gets reversed. The widest part of the face becomes at the bottom and the narrowest part at the top.
Sculptra helps maintain that youthful V-shape by naturally stimulating new growth in the skin where it’s injected.
Common injection areas of Sculptra include the temples and other peripheral areas in the face (jawline, and outer edge by the ears). With the help of Sculptra, the widest part of the face remains at the cheeks and helps bring balance to a sagging jawline that’s common after age 30 and beyond.
“Maintaining facial volume precisely is the key to avoiding the sagging skin under the chin – don’t let your balloon deflate!” Says Jozlynne Cross, RN
4. It’s a low-maintenance injectable
Sculptra is a low-maintenance injectable option. Once the desired results have been achieved from Sculptra, you don’t need to invest as much time and money into touch-up treatments as you do with other facial fillers.
Patients may choose to have additional Sculptra treatments in the future to maintain results, but these treatments are typically less frequent than traditional facial fillers. Sculptra provides long-lasting results, with few appointments – and that’s what makes it such an attractive and beneficial treatment for many.
At our Naples medspa and laser center, we understand life is always busy, especially if you’re a traveling snowbird. Sculptra provides an easy and convenient way to maintain a youthful appearance, without the worry of scheduling frequent injections.
5. The results of Sculptra are long-lasting
Sculptra provides long-lasting improvement to your facial structure. Just how long does Sculptra last?
While traditional facial fillers typically last anywhere from six months to one year, Sculptra’s results go the distance — more than 2 years. This means that while the results aren’t immediate, you’ll continue to see gradual improvement in skin texture and volume over time. Patients typically require two to three Sculptra treatment sessions to start, spaced about six to eight weeks apart (but this can vary at the discretion of your provider).
“Sculptra is miraculous and graceful. It’s injected and gradually stimulates collagen for volume replacement – a must for temples. The lift starts there.” – Kolleen Werly, PA-C
Sculptra Before and After at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center
At Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Naples, Boca Grande, Traverse City, and Petoskey, we recommend starting with two vials of Sculptra.
Who needs two vials of Sculptra?
- Anyone over 30! Yes we start to lose collagen in our 20s so many get Sculptra in their 30s to maintain their lifted, youthful facial shape.
- Anyone in their 30s or above who hasn’t had Sculptra in one year.
- Anyone looking to gradually improve their “tired” look. Rule of thumb if you are starting Sculptra is you can actually use about a vial per decade without looking “done.” Two is always helpful but if you’re 50 and a newbie with us, you just might want another round in a few months for more improvement.
Watch Amanda Rapanos, PA-C Medical & Aesthetic Lead receive her Sculptra injections
Why your Sculptra injector matters
Choosing the right injector is key when it comes to injecting Sculptra because the injections require precision and expertise. By selecting a qualified and experienced injector, you can rest assure that you’ll receive the best possible results from your Sculptra treatment. Additionally, a skilled injector will be able to customize your treatment plan to suit your individual needs, ensuring that you achieve your desired outcomes.
At CSLC, we’ve been ranked the #1 Sculptra Provider in Michigan. Sculptra injections are one of our favorite treatments at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center and we believe it’s one of the best values in aesthetics. The results of Sculptra are not only graceful and predictable, but long-lasting.