Irvine patients embrace gradual results of anti-aging treatment for lasting wrinkle reduction: Sculptra

Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra produces natural, lasting results gradually. In fact, Sculptra’s maker, Galderma Laboratories, report 75 percent of women surveyed wanted gradual results that last 2 or more years. The balance of women surveyed (25 percent) preferred immediate results that last just one year.

On average, 3 injection sessions scheduled over a span of a few months resulted in dramatic improvements that can last at least 24 months.

Sculptra is considered an “anti-aging” treatment, because it improves the appearance of common signs of aging. These signs include:

  • Expression lines
  • Deep folds
  • Shallow areas

Many of these age-related concerns go hand-in-hand. Youthful skin is firm and smooth. Young skin contains plenty of beneficial proteins, such as collagen.

As collagen production slows down over time, skin may start to sag. Underlying fat loss also causes portions of the face to shift and “slide south.” As volume is lost to the cheeks, the mid-face can appear hollow. Folds appear around the nose and mouth.

Skin that formerly retained its shape after you smiled doesn’t bounce back quickly to its original position. “Smile” and “marionette” lines may remain etched on the face, regardless of if you’re making an expression or not.

Made from the same type of safe material used in dissolvable stitches, poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra may be injected into the areas most plagued by these types of aging changes:

  • Nasolabial folds along the nose and mouth
  • Lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Chin creases

Sculptra can treat shallow to deep lines and wrinkles. Sculptra’s effects are gradual because it combats the root cause of these signs of aging: collagen loss. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra helps to replace lost collagen. As collagen is replaced, the structure of your skin is reinforced. Your face appears fuller and those wrinkles and folds are “filled in.”

Unlike Botox and Dysport, this type of injectable treatment does not inhibit the muscles that produce some types of surface irregularities such as expression lines. You can rest easy knowing that the ability to express yourself is not affected by this approach to treatment.

Sculptra’s side effects are usually temporary and limited to the injection site. You may notice some swelling, redness, bruises and areas that are bumpy or tender to the touch.

Sculptra has been the Anti-Aging Treatment of choice for many patients in and around Irvine. To experience the ease of attaining natural looking and long-lasting improvements to your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Farshidi. Call (949) 531-7111.


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