At Laser Skin & Wellness Med Spa, we’ve introduced clients from all over Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach to the exciting results of Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Collagen Loss – The Non-Secret Trigger of Skin Aging
The primary reason for the noticeable aging of the face is collagen deficiency. Collagen is the fibrous protein that provides the skin its structure and support.
Unfortunately, loss of collagen is one of the first steps in the aging process, beginning in the early 20s. There are multiple factors that can play a part in the depletion of collagen, from genetics and natural aging to sun exposure, pollution, and smoking.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a FDA-approved injectable designed to correct facial folds and wrinkles slowly replacing the collagen your skin has lost.
Why Choose Sculptra Aesthetic Over Other Products?
Unlike other wrinkle and line treatments, Sculptra® Aesthetic works with your body to restore collagen for a more natural, youthful-looking result that can last up to 2 years once the regimen has been completed.
Collagen creams claim to deliver collagen that is absorbed by the skin, but collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed through the skin. To compensate, most creams contain vitamins and other ingredients that make them excellent moisturizers but only provide temporary results and no actual collagen replacement.
Dietary supplements designed to replace collagen are for the most part ineffective as the protein makeup of collagen is broken down during digestion.
Fillers like hyaluronic acid diminish the look of lines by pushing up the skin from beneath the treated area. These other injection type treatments may provide more immediate visual results but usually only last a few months, requiring you to undergo treatment more often.
Sculptra® Aesthetic results appear more gradually over the treatment regimen than these fillers but the results last much longer.
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
Slow and steady, like the tortoise, not the hare.
Sculptra Aesthetic is made with a synthetic biocompatible and biodegradable material named poly-L-lactic acid. When introduced to the body, this key ingredient is slowly and naturally absorbed to reproduce lost collagen and rebuild collagen levels.As each treatment progresses, collagen stimulators diminish facial lines by aiding in the restoration of the deepest structures of the skin.
The process involves the injection of the treatment into the deep dermis area. This is where strands of collagen work to support your skin’s natural structure. A typical treatment regimen can include 3 injections over the course of 3 to 4 months, but the number of appointments and the number of injections at each varies per patient, depending on how much collagen has been lost.The cost of Sculptra® Aesthetic will be determined by the needs of the patient.
If you’ve been searching for a more natural approach to treating the signs of aging you’ve developed, let our specialists at Laser Skin & Wellness Med Spas in the Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach areas provide you with the means to reverse the signs of aging.