September 12, 2016
Author: Steven Greene, MD
Sculptra® is a dermal (skin) filler that treats wrinkles, folds, and volume loss in the face. Facial volume loss contributes to the appearance of sunken cheeks, depressed temples, and sagging jowl lines. Sculptra® is unique in its functionality because once injected under the skin, it begins to gradually stimulate your body’s natural supply of collagen growth. Lost facial volume is then replenished by your own collagen production rather than by a synthetic filler substance.
So what exactly is collagen and why is it so important? Collagen is the protein responsible for elasticity in the skin. As we age, our skin thins due to collagen depletion. Wrinkles and volume loss are visible signs of collagen depletion. When our body produces more collagen, our skin becomes more structurally supported to combat signs of aging.
Many patients wonder how long the effects of their filler will last. After three treatments, Sculptra® lasts up to two years! The life of most facial fillers lasts anywhere between 6-12 months.
At Dr. Greene's office, we believe you should 'love the skin you're in!' With Sculptra® -- look natural, feel younger, and see the results. Call our office today to set up a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Greene to learn more about Sculptra® and other cosmetic services.
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