With so many options available, it’s no wonder that most people think of Botox and fillers such as Juvederm first when considering ways to decrease signs of aging in the face – after all, these are the solutions magazines and consumers so often rave about. Sculptra – a poly-L-lactic acid – is ales-widely-known treatment that differs from fillers or plumpers in concept, application, and resilience.
Much of the creasing that occurs naturally over time is a result of collagen loss in the skin. When injected (using Dr. Rajani’s renowned micro-cannula technique), Sculptra acts as a catalyst for collagen growth. The product is a powder that is combined with sterile water and carefully distributed in the areas that need the most lift or firming. Typically, the majority of the product is placed in the upper face to create lift, with smile or “marionette” lines also treated.
Sculptra is a great option for those seeking a subtle, gradual improvement in their skin’s appearance. Immediately post-treatment, the water in the product creates a “filled” look similar to that of traditional plumpers. Over the following week, the water is absorbed by the body and collagen growth begins, gradually tightening and thickening the skin.
Minimally invasive and long-lasting, with two to three initial treatments maintained approximately every one to four years, Sculptra is an exciting alternative. However, moreso than with other injectables, it is crucial to find a practitioner who is well-versed in the art of applying the product for the most natural and effective treatment. Dr. Rajani is one such elite practitioner – call today to learn if Sculptra is right for you.