Sculptra Filler Specialist in Santa Cruz, Aptos CA
Sculptra is a dermal filler injected into the skin to stimulate collagen production, reducing wrinkles and restoring facial volume over time. It is often used for facial rejuvenation and can provide a more gradual, natural-looking result. April Umek, PA-C provides Sculptra treatment at Pacific Coast Aesthetics. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 28 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003.
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Sculptra injections are a fantastic dermal filler option that provides increased volume to the treated areas, resulting in smooth, supple skin that has a long-lasting youthful glow.
Sculptra is a type of cosmetic filler that is injected into the facial skin. Its primary use is to reduce the appearance of aging in the skin by smoothing out deep wrinkles, lines, creases and folds that develop in the skin due to a loss of collagen and volume that develops with age. When injected, Sculptra can restore that volume that has been lost due to aging, or sometimes due to illness. The primary ingredient of Sculptra allows it to be classified as a collagen stimulator as it works by stimulating the production of collagen wherever it is injected into the skin.
As we age, our collagen production gradually decreases, leading to the loss of volume and structure to our complexion, making the face appear to be hollower and allowing for deep wrinkles, fine lines, and other types of creasing to develop in the skin. The increased collagen production resulting from Sculptra injections allows for naturally youthful results that last.
Sculptra and other fillers can provide different results, some of which may be better for treating some skin concerns than others. One of the reasons many patients choose to receive Sculptra injections over other available options is due to the longevity of treatments. Sculptra will typically provide beautiful results for around 2 years following administration, whereas most other fillers will only last for around 6 to 12 months. The results provided from Sculptra injections are also less immediate than other types of dermal fillers, with collagen production occurring gradually over months. Other types of dermal fillers will provide immediate results as the formulation being injected is what causes the increased volume in the skin and the smoothing of wrinkles but will not appear as natural or last as long.
While it is most common for patients to start receiving Sculptra injections when they are in their 30s or older to treat signs of aging in the skin that have already started to develop, it is recommended that patients consider starting this type of treatment when they are a bit younger to prevent significant wrinkles and creases from forming in the skin. Patients will need to be at least 18 years of age to receive Sculptra injections if they are concerned about developing deep creasing or loss of volume in the complexion.
Since Sculptra is effective in stimulating increased collagen production, receiving the injections before significant volume has been lost will ensure that collagen production continues to remain fairly stable for the coming years, dramatically slowing down the effects that aging has on the skin while ensuring that the results remain natural. Developing visible signs of aging does not typically take place until we are at least in our mid to late 20s, making the most recommended age for receiving Sculptra when patients are in their late 20s to mid-30s when used for anti-aging.
The most common use for Sculptra injections is to reduce the appearance of aging in the skin by smoothing out deep wrinkles and creases while also restoring volume to the skin, making it a safe and effective option for most patients who could benefit from these results. Sculptra was created to restore volume in the cheeks and to enhance the shape of the cheekbones for patients who were experiencing significant loss of volume in their face due to disease, specifically HIV. This means that it is a great option for patients who are just looking for a non-surgical but long-lasting treatment that will restore volume to the face, including the cheeks and temples, but is not typically recommended for those who are looking to enhance the volume within their lips or to the upper eyelids.
Sculptra injections are not recommended for patients who are pregnant, nursing, older than 65 years of age, have an allergy to any of the ingredients, or have active irritation of the skin that is going to be treated. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 28 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003. We serve clients from Aptos CA, Santa Cruz CA, Capitola CA, Soquel CA, Live Oak Santa Cruz CA, Rio Del Mar CA, and surrounding areas.