There are many dermal filler injections available that add volume under the skin. Many contain hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture, creating smoother, more youthful skin. While these fillers can combat the loss of collagen in the skin, they do not necessarily increase collagen. Sculptra injections are a different type of dermal filler, offering long-lasting collagen benefits to the skin.
Collagen Is Vital for Youthful Skin
Collagen is a naturally-occurring substance in the body. It is integral to the skin’s structure, helping it retain its elasticity and volume. Starting in the 20’s, collagen production levels begin decreasing. By the 30’s and 40’s, the skin can begin losing its elasticity from lower collagen. Wrinkles and deep lines can appear as the skin slows its regeneration process.
Sculptra Injections Enhance Collagen Production
Sculptra is a biologic cosmetic that contains poly-L-lactic acid. When injected into the skin, Sculptra triggers collagen production. Although Sculptra injections do not have the immediate results of other dermal fillers, it does help reduce wrinkles and lines. Over the weeks and months after injections, collagen increases, smoothing skin, adding volume and reducing lines. The results can last for up to two years and occur gradually. Deep lines soften, and wrinkles are smoothed through the natural regeneration of the skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sculptra Injections?
For those that prefer a more natural, gradual approach to anti-aging skin treatments, Sculptra can be a wonderful option. Common places treated with Sculptra include the nasolabial fold around the nose and mouth, the temples and into sunken cheeks. It is also used for the chin, neck and chest to treat folds and lines caused by aging skin.
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra injections, visit a local dermatologist who offers cosmetic skin treatments.
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Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists
141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060