Collagen plays a vital role in the skin structure. As collagen wanes with age, the skin loses its volume and firmness. Hollows under the eyes and in the temples can occur; lines, wrinkles and folds may appear. Dermal fillers can artificially plump under the skin, but they do not add collagen or slow the aging process. Sculptra® is a different type of dermal filler – it stimulates collagen to restore more volume and elasticity to the skin. At pēkomd® cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center, we offer Sculptra injections at our clinic in Toledo, OH.
Most facial fillers use hyaluronic acid to attract moisture under the skin for more volume. While attractive to patients due to the instant results, the volume dissipates in less than a year for most types of dermal fillers. Sculptra injections work differently. While they do not offer the same immediate results, the injections stimulate collagen to add natural volume and firmness to the skin and face. Sculptra treatment is performed with 2-3 series of injections several weeks apart, slowly increasing collagen in the facial skin and tissue.
Collagen Treatment for Youthful Skin
Sculptra injections can restore volume and firmness to the skin. Over a few months, a series of collagen treatments are given to enhance the skin. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid, PLLA, a synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. Injecting PLLA into the skin causes the body to release collagen to surround the PLLA, which naturally deteriorates and is eliminated. The result is more collagen to boost the skin structure, smoothing lines and wrinkles while adding volume to the face.
Sculptra treatment can last for two years or longer – you can have maintenance treatments to extend the results. Since the volume is from collagen, not a filler, the results look natural. Patients love to watch their face age in reverse as their collagen increases through the series of treatment.
If you want to combat lines, wrinkles and volume loss in your face, collagen treatment with Sculptra injections may be the answer. To learn more about Sculptra and our many med spa treatments, contact us at pēkomd®. Call our cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center in Toledo, OH, to schedule your aesthetic consultation.