The natural aging process has a way of depleting all of the proteins in our skin that support skin structure, such as collagen. When the natural production of collagen begins to decline as a result of the aging process, the signs are visible as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity develops. Steven H Dayan, MD in Chicago, IL knows that some of the most effective anti-aging treatments are dermal fillers. In fact, a filler like Sculptra Chicago may be ideal for those who have moderate age-related concerns.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler with a malleable gel-like formula that can enhance the appearance of your facial features, minimize the appearance of age-related concerns, and even improve the overall health and tone of your skin. Sculptra treatments have found great success in European countries and now Americans can benefit from this unique dermal filler treatment. This dermal filler is an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy subtle anti-aging rejuvenation with long-lasting results.
Why Is This Treatment So Effective?
The key to this treatment is the fact that the formula is composed of Poly-L-Lactic acid, a special compound that works naturally with the body to stimulate collagen production. Poly-L-Lactic acid essentially supplies the sub-dermal layers of the skin with the natural tools necessary to produce collagen to restore structural support to the skin.
Collagen is one of the most vital components of your skin’s health and structure. This protein molecule is responsible for providing the skin with volume to produce a supple, smooth skin texture. A dermal filler that can effectively stimulate collagen production in the body for long periods of time is an ideal solution to moderate to severe age-related concerns.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
Sculptra is an ideal treatment for deeper wrinkles and moderate to severe skin laxity. This treatment can be used on most areas of the face, although it’s most common to use this treatment on areas such as:
- Nasolabial folds
These three areas of the face are typically where the signs of natural collagen depletion are most obvious. For example, skin laxity in the cheeks can lead to facial sagging in the jowls or below the jawline. Likewise, deeper nasolabial folds require additional facial volume from a dermal filler to minimize the appearance of these wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
Sculptra in Chicago is an injectable non-surgical treatment, which means the treatment is performed using a small needle. Several injections are made into targeted areas of the face to instantly boost facial volume. Over time, as the dermal filler is absorbed into the body, your body will naturally respond to the filler by increasing the amount of collagen produced in the skin.
Like most dermal filler treatments, you can expect your appointment to take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete depending on how many areas of the face are being treated. Usually, a topical numbing cream is applied pre-treatment to ensure you are comfortable during the injections. Most patients will require between one and three appointments for full correction of age-related concerns; we will help you determine the appropriate number of treatments to achieve your results.
When Can You See Results?
The results of this treatment are generally more gradual than other dermal fillers. Sculptra is unique in that these gradual results build up over a course of several weeks, which is why you will require more than one treatment appointment so we can monitor your progress and help you achieve flawless results. For many people, you will notice the full results of your filler treatment only several weeks after your last treatment appointment.
The results of your treatment will continue to improve as your body increases collagen production. Collagen maturation is a process that takes time to complete, so please be patient with your results. If you want to enhance your appearance for the immediate future, using skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid can plump the volume of your skin, improve skin tone, and minimize other visible signs of aging.
What Are the Benefits of Sculptra?
Sculptra in Chicago is a popular treatment because of how effective the results are. As a non-surgical treatment, one of the greatest advantages of this treatment is the fact that it isn’t invasive and has very little risk of causing any skin scarring. In addition to this treatment is an ideal solution for moderate age-related concerns, other benefits of this treatment include:
The results of this treatment are known to last for up to 24 months – and sometimes more if your body continues to produce collagen at a higher rate. Sculptra is one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers available to patients and is generally compatible for most people, including those who have not achieved their desired results with other dermal fillers.
Improves Skin Health
One of the most undersold bonuses of Sculptra is the fact that the treatment can also help improve the health and tone of your skin. While the volume of your skin will certainly improve as your body begins to produce more collagen, patients of this treatment also rave about the way this treatment improves the overall appearance of the skin. Many patients enjoy a more even skin tone and better skin texture with this treatment.
The goal of most cosmetic treatments is to produce natural-looking results and Sculptra is well known for producing subtle, gradual improvements that look and feel natural. These natural-looking results are a benefit because they help you look healthier and more attractive.
Who Is Sculptra Right For?
This dermal filler is right for those who have moderate to severe anti-aging concerns, as well as those who want to contour the appearance of the face, particularly the cheeks and jawline. This dermal filler is also compatible with survivors of HIV/AIDS and other autoimmune conditions.
Enhance Your Beauty With Sculptra in Chicago
The natural aging process means that some things are inevitable – but with the right cosmetic treatment, you can fight back against collagen depletion. Sculptra Chicago is an ideal treatment for those who want to naturally enhance and improve their overall aesthetics.
Last Updated on February 16, 2021 by Dr Dayan