Sculptra: What Is Poly-L-Lactic Acid?

Published on February 1, 2019 by

Having smooth, radiant, and flawless skin is something many of us would like to have, but it’s not something that’s easily obtainable. Although much of the quality of our skin depends on a number of factors including nutrition, genetics, lifestyle habits, exposure to pollutants and so on, there are ways of reversing the first signs of aging and restoring the youthful glow that we so crave for.

One such medical wonder that has helped millions of men and women around the world achieve beautiful skin instantly is the dermal filler, Sculptra.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is composed of Poly-L-Lactic acid, a chemical component that has been found to be incredibly effective at correcting common skin problems that people develop as they get older. Sculptra is one of the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation treatments that work gradually and subtly over time to provide you with naturally-gorgeous skin that makes you look more youthful.

Sculptra will help correct aesthetic issues such as shallow to deep nasolabial folds, smile lines, chin wrinkles, marionette lines, and other types of facial wrinkles and fine lines. It is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation procedure for the correction of lipoatrophy or loss of volume in the fat pads on the face.

How Does Sculptra Work?

The Sculptra treatment works by gradually rejuvenating collagen production in the skin which is the chemical responsible for making your skin look youthful and vibrant. The lack of collagen production is the most common cause of facial aging in both men and women.

As we age, the skin becomes less elastic and the underlying muscles begin to weaken, leading to a visible loss of volume and a much older look. As these problems worsen, it will eventually lead to a sagging and sunken appearance that looks unappealing.

The Sculptra treatment is used by plastic surgeons and skin specialists worldwide to enhance the structure, volume, and framework of the face and provide you with a youthful plumpness that will take years off your appearance and leave you looking great! It’s a highly effective treatment that can be down in much less time than it takes to perform a surgical procedure.

Once the filler is injected into your skin, the Poly-L-Lactic acid will break down and absorb into the underlying tissues, giving way to an increase in collagen. This results in a facial enhancement that looks natural and continues to improve over the course of time as your production of collagen increases.

In general, the Sculptra treatment is performed as a one-time regimen that includes up to four injection sessions, each of which is spread three weeks apart. It is a great solution for anyone who is in good general health and want a non-surgical way of improving their facial skin. Since it is an injectable treatment, the process is short and patients can return to their normal activities in no time at all.

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Interested in learning more about the Sculptra treatment? Contact our Dallas office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Byrd today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, he will help guide you through the treatment process with excellent care from beginning to end.

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