Dermal filler for a natural appearance
Sculptra Aesthetic ™ is an injectable filler that creates a more youthful appearance in individuals with aging skin. It achieves a natural and vibrant look by working in unison with the body’s natural process, subtly and gradually over time. Dermal fillers such JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® rejuvenates the skin’s appearance by injecting hyaluronic acid, producing immediately noticeable results. Sculptra Aesthetic™ aids in the stimulation of the skin’s natural collagen production, which helps increase facial volume that had been lost through the aging process.
The role of collagen
Collagen is a crucial component of smooth, healthy-looking skin. As we age, our body’s collagen production decreases. Studies suggest that we lose about 1% of our collagen every year after the age of 20. This degradation can occur at faster rates for some, prematurely causing loss of skin volume and the noticeable formation of wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic™ can help, even if a person has experienced decades of collagen loss. The Sculptra treatment program usually consists of three injections over the course of three to four months, providing subtle and natural improvement that can last up to two years after the last injection.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is classified as an injectable dermal filler. It was granted approval for use by the FDA in 2009. Sculptra Aesthetic was specifically approved in the U.S. for the correction of shallow to deep smile lines, contour deficiencies, and other kinds of facial wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a synthetic material that works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used safely for millions of patients. It is absorbed naturally by the body; in fact, it is also used as a primary ingredient for dissolvable stitches.
The benefits of Sculptra treatment
Sculptra Aesthetic™ is extremely effective at replacing lost collagen in the mid to lower face and chin area. It is also used for the successful treatment of:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth, otherwise known as “smile lines”
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
- Volume loss in cheeks
Individual results and treatment regimens will vary from one individual to the next.
Treatment for aging skin in Charlotte, NC
If you are finding it difficult to live with aging skin and hands, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide the most effective treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your aging skin.