How Does Sculptra Work?
By the time we’re in our mid-40s, we’ve lost up to 25% of our collagen network deep in our tissues. Collagen is the skin’s most important protein, providing the framework for our facial structures and the firmness of our skin. Time weakens collagen fibers so they stretch and break, making the surface of our skin more prone to wrinkles and lines. Our bodies are slower to produce new collagen, compounding the wrinkles and lines. Our mouth is the most expressive area of the face, so it stands to reason lines around it are deeper than those anywhere else.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that adds volume to the tissues underlying nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Because it’s not like other fillers, Sculptra acts as a scaffolding for the building of collagen. The gel itself does the heavy lifting, in the beginning, to fill in deep folds in the face. As the PLLA microparticles are absorbed, collagen production is ramped up to replace them, so your facial structure remains firm for far longer than with traditional fillers. It’s a longer-term improvement for deep lines and wrinkles, preserving your youthful volume and beauty.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If moderate creases and nasolabial folds are a concern of yours, and you’re in general good health with realistic expectations of the outcome of your treatment, you may be an ideal candidate for Sculptra. Start with a consultation with the experienced Pure Beauty Medical Spa team.