Collagen production slows as you get older, contributing to thinner skin that has less firmness and elasticity. While many facial fillers can mimic the appearance of collagen in the skin by adding volume, they do not necessarily create new collagen or firmer skin. Sculptra® Aesthetic is a biologic cosmetic treatment that can induce new collagen production within your skin. At HMS Plastic Surgery, we offer Sculptra injections at our plastic surgery center in Miami, FL.
Loss of volume in the face creates an older appearance. The cheeks and temples look hollow, and the skin is prone to more lines and wrinkles. Collagen induction treatments can add back the lost collagen that gives the face a more full and youthful appearance. The skin can appear tighter with fewer lines and wrinkles, which can take years off your face.
Sculptra injections contain poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. This substance acts like scaffolding in the skin, with collagen released to build around it. After each treatment, more collagen is produced, creating natural volume in the skin and face.
Benefits of Sculptra Treatments
Sculptra injections create natural collagen, which is superior to any filler that can be used to volumize the skin. Most patients receive 2-3 treatments spread a month or more apart to achieve the desired effects. The results appear slowly as collagen is produced, which many patients prefer, as it does not look “fake” or unnatural. The results can last up to two years or more before repeated maintenance treatments are needed.
Sculptra injections are a wonderful way to turn back the hands of time and achieve a more youthful facial appearance. The treatment can be completed in a short office visit, and no downtime is needed after your procedures. The most common side effects are from the injections, including slight swelling, redness or bruising from the small needles.
If you are noticing a gaunter appearance or wrinkles on your face, Sculptra collagen induction treatments may be right for you. To learn more about Sculptra injections and our other cosmetic treatments, contact us at HMS Plastic Surgery in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area.