Sculptra is a long-lasting wrinkle treatment for people in Irvine

You don’t have to tolerate the lines and wrinkles that age you, nor do you have to explore invasive surgical procedures to regain that youthful appearance. Arta Dermatology offers a non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery procedures to get the results you desire: Sculptra.

What makes Sculptra special?

Sculptra is a dermal filler. There are many different types of fillers on the market. Some of the most common fillers, such as Juvéderm, are made from hyaluronic acid.

These solutions are injected precisely into treatment areas via thin needles. They are designed to plump up sunken spots. This plumping also has a smoothing effect on lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid. This material has been used for years in dissolvable stitches. Unlike many popular fillers, you will not see immediate results. However, the results are well worth the wait. Instead of merely adding volume to restore youthful contours and smooth lines, Sculptra actually stimulates collagen.

Since this is a process, results occur gradually (usually over a few months and 3 sessions). Since Sculptra also prompts fundamental changes that speak directly to the root cause of your folds and valleys, it is a long-lasting filler. You can expect the results of treatment to last for at least 2 years.

Is Sculptra right for you?

With more birthdays, less collagen is produced. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its firmness. Many other beneficial components of the skin are also in shorter supply, including elastin and hyaluronic acid for skin flexibility and moisture. Together, these changes can result in sagging, wrinkling, and a rough, leathery texture than can make lines appear worse.

Furthermore, this process can be hastened by lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and tanning.

Fundamental changes underneath the skin also promote the development of expression lines. The cumulative effect of years of frowning, smiling, or squinting, makes lines form and remain in skin that can’t bounce back as well as it once did due to the loss of fibers, like elastin.

Sculptra works in the underlying dermis to replace lost collagen and restore fullness to shallow areas.

Generally, injectable solutions such as Botox work on the upper portion of the face to reduce the expression lines around and between the eyes. Fillers are typically used for the lower part of the face. You may be a good candidate for Sculptra if:

  • Smile lines between the nose and mouth are bothersome
  • Marionette lines around the mouth detract from your overall appearance
  • Wrinkles on the chin are distracting

Arta Dermatology can determine if Sculptra treatment is right for your unique case after an examination in the Irvine area office. Call (949) 531-7111 to schedule an appointment.


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