Since the dawn of Botox, injectables have become a primary method for facial rejuvenation. When the time to smooth lines and wrinkles comes, most people think of popular products like this, and dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Recently, Voluma, a Juvederm product, has also become somewhat of a household name. Rarely do we hear someone state right out of the gate that they want to restore the appearance of youth with Sculptra. Here, we will discuss some of the reasons why this product is worth consideration.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler and then some. Like other fillers, this formula immediately adds volume to restore natural contours in key areas. Secondarily, though, Sculptra aids in the natural rebuilding of collagen beneath the skin, and this is what sets it apart from other anti-aging treatments. Unlike most other fillers, this solution is made with poly-L-lactic acid strung together in what is called a polymer. It is these polymers that incite the production of collagen over the long term.
Some of the common concerns for which Sculptra may be used include:
- Hollow temples and cheeks
- A softened jawline
- Boney cheekbones
- Nasolabial folds and Marionette lines
Making the Choice
There is no singular filler product or any injectable product, that is right for every situation. Generally speaking, most fillers made with hyaluronic acid are suitable for small areas of concern. Using more than 2 to 3 syringes of fillers to produce the desired outcome could lead to an unnatural appearance. In such an instance, the greatest long-term benefit may come from Sculptra, or a combination of products.
Another reason why more patients are considering Sculptra is the longevity of this product versus others. Where a large majority of the common fillers we use today last an average of 6 months (up to 9), patients treated with Sculptra tend to need only a yearly touch up after 2 years of initial results.
Dr. Trussler is recognized as an experienced cosmetic surgeon in Austin. We understand that surgical procedures may not be necessary for the early signs of aging, and offer several injectable treatments to help you refresh your face. Call 512-450-1077 to learn more.