If you’re on the hunt for a soft tissue filler that doesn’t require quite-so-frequent follow-ups,
SculptraAesthetic may be just what the doctor ordered. Known for its long-lasting quality (up to 2 years), and its markedly natural look, Sculptra is made with a biocompatible substance known as poly-l lactic acid (PLLA) which facilitates new collagen growth. As we age, the elasticity of our skin decreases, commonly causing droopiness and loss of volume in the face, and Sculptra has become known, even in celebrity circles, as a way of addressing this effectively.
The Sculptra difference
First introduced in 2004 as a treatment for lipoatrophy (fat tissue loss), Sculptra was FDA-approved for use as a cosmetic facial filler in 2009. Sculptra is different from other injectables in that instead of having an immediate filling effect on the face, it works gradually to build your own natural collagen where your face needs it most: in the deep nasolabial folds, the “marionette lines” framing the mouth, and chin wrinkles.
3 Sculptra secrets celebs are crazy about
1. Eliminates facial lines and wrinkles
Sculptra is particularly effective at treating large surface areas, so Dr. Egozi prefers to use it on jawlines, cheeks, and temples to add fullness to the face and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines—the most apparent signs of aging. Sculptra is most commonly injected to address the appearance of smile lines, marionette lines, and wrinkles in the chin area. Madonna has been known to get Sculptra injections in her cheeks. The result is clear: no wrinkles, and volume that looks remarkably natural!
2. Softens sharp features
As your skin gets older, it tends to get thinner too, rendering the boney areas of your face more noticeable. Cheekbones are a perfect example. Sculptra helps to soften the appearance of these sharpened features, adding more volume to soften their appearance and even helping your skin actually thicken in treated areas! Kim Kardashian is rumored to have taken advantage of this advanced capability. As the collagen builds in areas injected with Sculptra, it can become stronger and more youthful, for an all-around rejuvenated look.
3. Plumping power
When we lose volume in the face due to aging, we can end up with somewhat of a “hollow” appearance, which only serves to make us look older. One such often overlooked region is the temples. A subtle yet substantial difference is often observed when volume is added to these areas with Sculptra. While other procedures run the risk of an unnatural, “over-filled” look, Sculptra allows for added fullness without the appearance of being overdone. Just ask Olivia Newton John, who, despite her age, maintains a naturally plump and youthful-looking face.
Typically, Sculptra treatments are needed every 6-8 weeks, dependent on your personal goals. On average, patients require just 3 treatments, with the maximum effect noticeable 6-8 weeks after the first treatment.
Interested in learning more about Sculptra Aesthetic? Schedule a consultation at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center in Clearwater, Florida—we’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have!