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Poly-L-Lactic Acid Is the Key to Sculptra’s Effectiveness

Sculptra is an injectable treatment that is very effective in removing wrinkles from the areas around the mouth, chin, and nose. Creases on the upper lip and lines around the mouth can make you look older than your actual age. A Sculptra treatment can address such aging lines very effectively.

Sculptra can also restore volume under the eyes and in the cheeks. People can have sunken eyes due to aging or genetics, and this can make them appear constantly tired. Volume loss in the cheeks occurs due to aging or sudden weight loss and can lead to a gaunt look. Sculptra can also help if you have an unwanted chin indentation.

How does Sculptra accomplish these corrections so effectively? It’s all thanks to Sculptra’s key ingredient: poly-L-lactic acid.

What Is Poly-L-Lactic Acid?

Poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, is a synthetic form of lactic acid made in a laboratory. Because of this, it contains no animal products. Lactic acid occurs in the body naturally, which makes PLLA compatible with the human body. Due to the biocompatible nature of PLLA, the risk of allergic reactions is extremely low.

PLLA works from deep inside the skin to make it healthier. Unlike other injectables, PLLA doesn’t fill wrinkles immediately when injected into the face. Instead, it works over a period of time by stimulating production of collagen in the body. This leads to results that look very natural.

Collagen is a protein that builds and holds the structure of the skin. Without adequate collagen, skin texture begins to break down and wrinkles begin to form. Volume loss also follows. When the skin develops more collagen, it becomes healthier. Wrinkles vanish as the skin starts to look smoother and more youthful.

Your Treatment – What to Expect

A Sculptra treatment begins with marking of the regions of the face that will receive the injections. Following this, local anesthesia or a topical numbing cream will be applied to these areas in order to ensure that the process is not painful or uncomfortable.

Once the areas have been properly numbed, the Sculptra is injected using a very thin needle. Typically, this procedure will only take less than a half an hour to complete.

After Your Sculptra Treatment

Results from your Sculptra treatment last for a long time. Once the initial session is over, the skin continues to show improvements over time. You can see results from the treatment for around two years. PLLA dissolves slowly and safely in the body.

The first treatment may require two to three sessions depending on the condition of the skin. You may need minimal maintenance sessions. Most people only require one maintenance session after the initial treatment.

Sculptra is a safe treatment. If you are pregnant or planning your pregnancy, it is important to tell this information to your doctor, as you may not be suitable for the treatment.

Make Your Appointment to Learn More About Sculptra

Are you ready to get rid of facial lines and depressions with the help of Sculptra? If so, it’s time to arrange an informative consultation with our office. Dr. Anita Mandal, an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To get started, contact our office today and schedule your consultation.

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