Our skin is one of the first things people notice about us. As time goes on, it can make us look older than we feel. Many treatments for this exist using different methods. What is great about Sculptra® Aesthetic is it stimulates your body to produce collagen, the key protein responsible for healthy and structurally integrous skin. This can help to restore your facial structure and reverse sagging and loss of volume caused by aging.
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a protein that helps give our skin structure. The more collagen you have, the more of the other essential building blocks of healthy skin you have as well. By the time we are in our twenties, facial aging has begun, although many people do not realize it at this point. The older we get, the more collagen is lost. The most natural way to treat collagen loss is to stimulate your body to begin producing more.
How Does Sculptra® Aesthetic Work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is considered to be a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator. Unlike topical collagen options, this one works deep down in the dermis. As your body absorbs the poly-L-lactic acid particles, collagen is produced. Gradually, this new collagen will help to rebuild the internal structure of the face.
Each treatment session should be scheduled approximately three to four weeks apart. What is best for you and your needs will be discussed at your consultation when your personalized treatment plan is made. This is also when the number of injections needed during each treatment will be discussed.
There is very little downtime with Sculptra® Aesthetic. Aftercare instructions are quite simple and involve things like facial massage and avoiding direct sunlight for a while. You are free to wear makeup a few hours after your treatment.
Curious? Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
Are you interested in learning more about Sculptra® Aesthetic and what it might be able to do for you? If so, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD! At our convenient locations in Redlands and Sun City, our dedicated team of knowledgeable professionals will be happy to explain the process to you in detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you start your journey to a more youthful looking you! Contact us today to set up your consultation!