Many of you may have heard about Sculptra Aesthetic® but may still be unsure of what it is, what it does and who would benefit from it. Sculptra is what we in the plastic surgery world term a “volumizer”. Which means exactly like it sounds… it provides volume. This is an injectable solution, made of a form of lactic acid, that can be injected in the office to give more volume to certain areas of the face. Over the past years, the thought process behind evaluating the aging face has been undergoing dramatic changes.
As we get older, not only does our skin become more lax, but we loose volume to our face in the form of bone and fat. We have found that with injections of Sculptra® we can help to restore some of that lost volume as well as help stimulate collagen production in the skin. Plastic surgeons have realized that many of the wrinkles in the face and the general “aged” face appear because of this combination of lose in volume and skin laxity. Sculptra aesthetic® is unique in its actions to address both of these problems and feel completely natural to the touch. So now… instead of just filling in lines such as the nasolabial folds, we can address the underlying problem which is often the loss of volume to the cheeks and mid face while at the same time helping the skin look younger and more youthful. If you think about it… many young faces have prominent nasolabial folds but their face still looks youthful… so why should patients walk around with less deep nasolabial folds and still have an aged look to their face?
With all this being said, although Sculptra Aesthetic® can provide significant results to the face, it is not the solution for all patients and is often used in combination with other non-surgical or surgical cosmetic procedures. To learn more about this product and to see if you are a good candidate for Sculptra Aesthetic®, call my office to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.