Collagen makes up the skin support foundation, network, elasticity, density and even moisture. As we age our capacity to produce collagen decreases, in fact we start producing less collagen starting by the age of 20! By the age of 40 we produce 30% less collagen, with a 2% decrease each year thereafter.
What this looks like is slower skin cell turnover, descending of fat pads and structures, bone reabsorption and decay all resulting in an overall loss of our youthful appearance. What we start to see is fine lines begin to remain at rest, skin begins to thin and loose elasticity, deepening of cheeks and under eye hollows, and heaviness along our jowls and jawline.
A common misconception is that facial aging is caused by gravity, however most aging is caused by sun exposure, loss of collagen and poor lifestyle choices (smoking, diet).
Sculptra is a Biostimulator meant to restore facial volume and collagen bringing youth to the facial features. Alone with Radiesse, Sculptra is FDA approved to boost our skins own natural collagen production. In stimulation collagen we help treat the underlying cause of aging; collagen loss.
Benefits of Collagen:
- Restores Facial Volume and Provides Support to the skin to improve the look of smile lines (called nasolabial folds), marionette lines, pre-auricular wrinkles (the vertical wrinkles in front of the ears), radial cheek folds (vertical wrinkles on the lower cheek) and chin wrinkles.
- Provides Gradual and Natural-Looking Results that become visible over a period of a few months.
- Long-Lasting: studies say Sculptra can last more than two years.
How Does It Work?
Once injected Sculptra Aesthetic works deep within the skin’s surface, and is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body to help stimulate collagen production to reinforce skin’s inner structure and increase facial volume.
Downtime: Technically, there is no actual downtime. It is an out-patient treatment that takes less than an hour and patients can return to work shortly after their appointment. However as with any injections, there may be some potential swelling or the potential of bruising at the injection site.
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