One of the causes of wrinkles is the loss of collagen in our skin. It has been proven that collagen degradation continues to decrease from the age of just 30 years. This leads to a reduction in elasticity and a high loss of moisture. Unsightly wrinkles on the mouth, nose, eyes and chin are now the most common consequences. By using SCULPTRA, collagen production in the body is stimulated again, so that wrinkles can be smoothed out over the long term and your skin finally regains its old youth.
What is SCULPTRA?
SCULPTRA is a biostimulator made from poly-L-lactic acid or polylactic acid, PLLA for short. This is injected into the deep layers of the skin, where it stimulates the body’s own collagen production. The modern dermafiller is injected into the affected areas of the skin using a pre-filled syringe. There it triggers an inflammatory reaction, which now stimulates collagen formation, which tightens the connective tissue. This gives your skin new elasticity, so that wrinkles can be noticeably smoothed out.
Treating Wrinkles with SCULPTRA
SCULPTRA has special properties and is therefore recommended for the treatment of deep wrinkles and skin tightening. Above all, it is used for wrinkle injections in the area of the chin, nasolabial folds, as well as sunken temples or sagging cheeks and marionette lines. Furthermore, contouring of the jawline is also possible.
However, in the case of expression lines, such as forehead lines or crow’s feet, a pure SCULPTRA treatment is not recommended, which also applies to lip injections.
The course of treatment with SCULPTRA
The duration of the treatment always depends on the size of the area to be treated. The duration of the treatment is therefore usually between 30 and 60 minutes.
The place where SCULPTRA is used is always cleaned and disinfected extensively and thoroughly beforehand, so that the risk of infection remains as low as possible. If desired, a local anesthetic can be used before the treatment so that the injections are completely painless. The solution is then injected under the top layer of skin using a very fine and thin cannula.
The number of treatments required depends on the number and depth of the areas to be treated. The average number of treatments is two to four units. The treatments themselves are usually carried out at intervals of six to eight weeks.
The result can be seen right after the first treatment, which is due to the water-based solution. However, the volume increase decreases slightly with the water reduction and now gradually increases again with the formation of new collagen. The final result is visible after two to three months and can last for several years.