Why are people drawn to this biostimulator?
As we age, our skin loses its youthful fullness and elasticity. It can be hard to keep up, despite the growing availability of topical and injectable solutions. Consumer reports for collagen products have skyrocketed in these last years, as the reach of interest in anti-aging techniques and services grows well beyond big-city beauty meccas. More people than ever are looking for dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid and polyalkylimide, and polymethyl-metharcrylate microspheres (common names include Juvederm and Restylane) to treat deep wrinkles, enhance cheekbones, and augment lips.
Skin-care manufacturers respond to demand, and new products become available seemingly every day. Those that weather the market are designed with the body in mind—in enriching its natural production of proteins like collagen, which is the most abundant; found in bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. Think of collagen like a scaffold; it is an integral part of connective tissue, both keeping the body’s cells in place and providing the skin’s strength and elasticity.
Sculptra (Polylactic acid), is a dermal filler that has become popular with men and women looking to soothe the signs of aging. Why might some choose Sculptra over Juvederm? Because it’s a stimulator: it signals your body to produce its own collagen. It has been used for decades as a suture material, and is now making waves as a cosmetic powerhouse.
Known to work particularly well for “laugh lines” and deep nasolabial folds, Sculptra is different than other fillers in that results continue to improve gradually over a window of a few months. Patients can expect three monthly treatments, during which the body will experience a re-stimulation of collagen production. It might take four to six weeks to reach full desired results, but these results can last for up to two years.
First approved in 1999, Sculptra was once used to fill small facial deficits. But synthetic polymer Poly-L-Lactic Acid—what comprises Sculptra—has been used as suture material for over 50 years. It is now widely available, in over 40 countries, and not only for the face.
The skin on our hands takes a beating, and can give away age as easily as that on the face. Laxity, loss of volume, and damage from the sun can cause a thin and wrinkled appearance. Loss of collagen affects this skin as it does the face, leading to more vein and bone visibility. Sculptra can assist with this; injections will fill the volume loss, which smoothens wrinkles, resulting in more youthful-looking hands.
Again, because Sculptra stimulates collagen production, the results are comparably longer lasting than other dermal fillers like Juvederm. When used on hands, patients can experience desired results for one year after treatment. And with virtually no recovery time; patients will typically return to normal activity immediately following the injection session. Further, because Sculptra is mixed with lidocaine—and because a provider will often use topical numbing creams—the most painful part of the experience is the slight discomfort of the first prick. After that, it’s virtually painless. Of course, while all dermal fillers can cause some bruising or tenderness, this should not persist for more than two days following treatment.
Another popular request is for cosmetic enhancement to the curve and shape of the buttocks. Sculptra shines here, as well—stimulating the production of collagen in these deep layers of the skin. Safer than surgical alternatives, a Sculptra “butt lift” can be effected by a licensed provider in a relatively quick session.
Different from other dermal fillers, which will add volume, Sculptra’s Poly-L-Lactic acid is injected into the dermal layers, functioning as a kickstart to your body’s natural production process. Because the development of collagen can take several weeks, patients will likely need three or more sessions to achieve desired results. But again, these results will last longer than other dermal fillers. Like the hands—it is a quick experience, and patients are cleared to drive immediately after the procedure.
Who are these biostimulators—dermal fillers that promote natural production of collagen—for? Patients who prefer using material from their own body. Patients who prefer no risk of rejection or other complications, and who are attracted to the long-lasting, durable nature of Sculptra.
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