Sculptra – Liquid Facelift
Sculptra, also known as the “liquid facelift,” works by both filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. During the Sculptra procedure, a patient is numbed with topical numbing cream and given a series of injections in the desired area. The material used in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid – a synthetic version of the substance that is naturally produced by muscles during exercise, has been used in plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 20 years.
The results of a sculptra treatment
Sculptra achieves excellent results in treating all parts of the face including the areas around the eyes and lips, between the mouth and nose, cheeks and neck. It adds volume to the cheeks, to folds around the chin, and to hollow areas around the eyes. Results are natural looking and appear gradually over a few weeks’ time. While the results of other fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm® last six to nine months, Sculptra can last two years or more because it causes the body to stimulate its own collagen. Side effects of a Sculptra procedure are minimal, other than short-term swelling and redness.
There are a number of treatment options available to treat the effects of facial lines and wrinkles. It’s important to talk to your dermatologist to determine what the safest, and most effective, treatment option is for your unique situation. The doctors and LA Laser and Skin will answer all of your questions regarding Sculptra or any other treatment options provided in our California and Nevada offices.
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