If you want to slow down the hands of time and reduce visible signs of aging, Sculptra for face may produce the effective, natural looking results you desire. Sculptra is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to combat the aging process through the regeneration of natural collagen production. What does that mean? Sculptra addresses the underlying causes of facial aging, not just the visual signs, for skin that’s truly rejuvenated.
Sculptra’s use of unique product ingredients is revolutionizing the dermal space and becoming a popular anti-aging treatment option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for men and women. Additionally, this anti-aging injectable can also serve as an ideal treatment for younger patients who have experienced volume loss in the face.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that addresses the underlying structure of the skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and gently lift the face. As a type of anti-aging injectable, Sculptra contains a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) stimulator that activates collagen production wherever it is injected into the dermis, the middle layer of tissue under the surface of the skin.
Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, Tribeca MedSpa’s Medical Director since conception, explains, “There’s a whole new classification of filler. There’s filler which occupies space (hylauronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane), but there’s also filler which stimulates a biological reaction, like Sculptra. The basis for many skin therapies is inflicting small, controlled injury to the patient. Then, the body’s response is to heal and make new proteins. Sculptra is a chemical irritant to the skin, which induces the bottom of the skin and the top of the subcutaneous tissue to elaborate more structural proteins and you can overall rejuvenate a face with these biostimulants.”
Sculptra is FDA approved for use in the temples, cheeks, jowls, under eyes, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Once injected, Sculptra for the face helps repair the skin’s structure and enhance facial volume through collagen production. The results are natural and gradual, with maximum results developing two years post-treatment and lasting for an additional two years.
Because Sculptra contains a biodegradable PLLA, it is easily broken down and absorbed by the body for minimal downtime. In fact, this non-invasive approach to anti-aging and facial hollowing allows clients to return to normal activity immediately post-treatment. Though the exact number of sessions varies, most clients require three sessions over a period of a few months.
Why is Collagen Key for Anti-Aging?
Sculptra is classified as a collagen-stimulating anti-aging injectable, but what does that mean in layman’s terms? Put more simply, Sculptra enhances collagen production, and collagen production is the key to anti-aging. To understand why collagen is important for smooth, vibrant skin, it’s important to first understand the role collagen plays in the body.
Collagen is what gives the body structural support. Its main responsibility is to help new cells grow, replace injured or dead skin cells, and give strength and elasticity to the skin. Collagen production naturally decreases with age, which contributes to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial hollowing over time. Increasing collagen production combats the natural aging process.
How Does Sculptra Differ from Other Anti-Aging Injectables?
Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, not a filler or neurotoxin. A dermal filler, such as Juvéderm, contains gel-like hyaluronic acid to add volume to the face. A neurotoxin, such as Botox, contains Botulinum toxin type A to relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Sculptra contains neither of these ingredients.
A Sculptra injection contains active ingredients that are meant to prompt the body’s natural collagen production to add volume slowly over time and in a way that looks the most natural. Sculptra gradually improves structural support from the inside out for optimal anti-aging effects.
Why Choose Sculptra for the Face?
With an entire suite of anti-aging injectables to pick from, you might be curious why some Tribeca MedSpa clients select Sculptra over dermal fillers or neurotoxins. One major consideration when choosing Sculptra over other anti-aging injectables is the timeframe for results. Sculptra works over an extended period, whereas an alternative treatment like Botox can be visible within a week.
Other considerations for choosing Sculptra for face include:
- Age. Most patients who are ideal candidates for Sculptra are aged 40 years and older; however, it can benefit younger patients with volume loss in the face.
- Results. Sculptra addresses the underlying structure of the skin to smooth and lift the face, but it cannot dramatically add volume the way a dermal filler can.
- Treatment Areas.Sculptra is best suited for the temples, cheeks, jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds, whereas dermal fillers are geared toward the lips, smokers’ lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines.
How to Best Maintain Sculptra Results?
Like any anti-aging injectable, Sculptra for face tightening requires upkeep to prolong collagen production. The best way to preserve Sculptra results over time is to receive maintenance sessions — most clients receive three sessions over a period of a few months. Between treatments and everyday thereafter, we recommend following an anti-aging skincare routine at home and use proper, medical grade sun protection on a daily basis.
During a complimentary consultation, your provider will recommend an at-home skincare regimen that is tailored to your skin type, concerns and desired results.
Choose a Sculptra Specialist You Can Trust
If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or enhance facial volume, Sculptra anti-aging injectables might be right for you. Before settling on the first provider you find or one that offers the lowest price, seek a consultation from an experienced Sculptra provider in New York City.
The expertise of the provider administering your Sculptra injections matters as placement, amount of product used, and product type all play a factor in achieving optimal results. Because collagen production is stimulated at the injection site, a master injector and trusted Sculptra specialist is an absolute must.