As we age, our bodies undergo lots of changes. We tend to lose fat on our faces, as well as the elasticity in our skin that gives it that youthful bounce and glow. This occurs because our bodies stop producing as much collagen, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to develop. This leads many people to turn to cosmetic procedures to try and reduce the number of aging signs that show up on their faces.
A unique treatment that is relatively new is called Sculptra. Sculptra is an injectable derma filler that is used towards filling in fine lines and wrinkles to add more volume to certain areas. Instead of just simply pumping up the area with fillers like Juvederm, Sculptra is unique in that it stimulates collagen production, allowing the face to naturally renew itself over time.
With so many different ‘filler’ options out there, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. We’ll discuss the difference between Sculptra and Fillers so you can decide which option is better.
The main difference between Sculptra and Fillers is the production of collagen. Fillers do not illicit a natural response in your body to produce collagen, unlike Sculptra. Fillers, like Juvaderm and Restylane, are made with hyaluronic acid and designed to immediately fill in wrinkled areas to improve volume.
Most facial fillers only last for 6-12 months, which is preferred by some patients for a variety of reasons, while Sculptra injections can show long-lasting effects that span years.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is made of a very safe biodegradable compound that was approved by the FDA in 2004 but has been used in a variety of medical procedures for over 30 years. Treatments at the Westport Dermatology and Laser Center only take about 45 minutes, and some patients may come in for multiple injection appointments. Collagen development can take some time, with more long-lasting results taking a couple of months.
However, you should be able to see immediate results at the moment, as well. The same thing goes for filler injections, too. Patients can expect to leave their appointments with noticeable changes in their faces in the injection areas.
Schedule a consultation with the providers at Westport Dermatology and Laser Center in Westport, CT by calling 203-226-3600.