Facial skin aging can be countered with a vast array of treatments and procedures, some more effective than others. Applying moisturizers carries benefits, but the aesthetic impact is often minimal. Going through plastic surgery offers a permanent alteration, but the risks and recovery time make it hardly worth it for many people. At Dermatology Center of The Rockies, located in Longmont and Estes Park, CO, our specialists provide a treatment that is both long-lasting and natural-looking. We choose to address the cause of skin aging with Sculptra®, an injectable treatment that enables the body to heal itself. Explore our website or call us today to learn more details and schedule your first consultation.
The Inner Workings of Sculptra®
Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It’s injected deep into the skin tissue for the body to absorb its microparticles. Once absorbed, the injectable enables the body to produce more collagen and rebuild the skin’s structure. Once collagen production increases, aesthetic benefits soon follow as facial skin regains its youthful appearance.
An efficient stimulator like Sculptra® comes as a huge improvement over the large number of collagen creams and dietary supplements. Since its molecules are quite large, they are unable to penetrate the skin, which means collagen creams are ineffective at worst and just simple moisturizers at best. The collagen molecules found in certain supplements never reach their intended destination since the stomach breaks them down.
Since Sculptra® works together with your own body, you can enjoy the treatment’s benefits for up to two years after the initial injection. To properly stimulate collagen production, we often perform three injections over the course of four months, although this may depend on your individual response to the treatment.
Ideal Candidates for Sculptra®
Anyone over the age of 21 can benefit from Sculptra® injections unless they are allergic to one of its ingredients or have an active skin infection at the time. Treatment with Sculptra® carries no serious side effects, though some patients reported tenderness, itching and redness in the targeted area. However, these potential side effects are minor and tend to resolve themselves within a matter of days.
Although Sculptra® has been FDA-approved since 1999 and is made with biodegradable and bio-compatible materials, it should only be administered by experienced medical professionals. At Dermatology Center of The Rockies, our specialists will provide you with a thorough examination before going forward with the treatment. Visit our website or give us a call today to schedule your first consultation! Allow your body to heal itself with the aid of Sculptra® so that your face can regain its natural, youthful-looking appearance.