You may recognize the word collagen from cosmetics, hair products, or even from your dermatologist or skin care specialist. But what is it, and why is it so important?
Collagen is a protein our body produces that promotes skin firmness and elasticity. The younger you are, the more collagen regenerates—which is why healthy-looking skin is almost effortless depending on your age. As we get older, collagen production slows down or stops, which can result in sagging skin and wrinkles.
While collagen loss and aging skin is natural, there’s a way to fight back. Read on to learn more about replacing lost collagen with Sculptra® Aesthetic!
What Is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps replace lost collagen with poly-L-lactic acid—a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material. When Sculptra is injected, poly-L-lactic acid is absorbed into the deep dermis, rebuilding collagen strands and restoring facial volume. After your treatment, Sculptra gradually continues to improve your skin’s structure over time, correcting the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds.
The typical Sculptra regimen is three injections over the course of three to four months, with results lasting up to two years. Treatments vary depending on how much collagen you have lost, your skin’s condition and the goals you have in mind, so be sure to consult with a specialist for a more accurate timeline.
Sculptra vs. Other Fillers
Sculptra Aesthetic stands out among other fillers because of its ability to rebuild what your skin has lost. Traditional treatments inject liquid or gel substances under the skin to add volume and eliminate lines and wrinkles. While these fillers are effective and results are immediately visible, they don’t provide the same long-term improvement over time. With Sculptra, the benefits last long after the injection!
Sculptra in Knoxville, Tennessee
If you feel that Sculptra Aesthetic can benefit you, our staff would love to meet and discuss the goals you have in mind! This injectable can correct “smile lines” between the nose and mouth, “marionette lines” framing your mouth and chin wrinkles. For real results that last, call our office at 865.588.1662 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Plus, visit our promotions page for special offers on our services!