As we get older, our skin starts to produce less collagen and elastin. By the time we hit our 40’s, the loss of elastin and collagen is noticeable. This is true even if we have done everything right. We could have stayed out of the sun, used sunscreen, ate a healthy diet, and used topical skin care products. Still, the aging process takes its toll on our appearance. When you look at yourself and you see the changes that time is taking on your once youthful and vibrant face, you can start to feel disappointed. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to improve your appearance. One of these steps is using Sculptra®.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is made from Poly-L-Lactic acid. This is a synthetic form of the lactic acid your body produces when you exercise. This product has been reviewed and approved by the FDA. It does not have animal products nor does it have human DNA.
Sculptra® is a bio-activator. What that means is that this product is designed to encourage your body to create collagen. As your body creates its own collagen, over time, your tissue begins to grow in volume. Over the course of a few months, the Sculptra® in your system begins to dissipate and your own body tissue replaces it. Since the purpose of this treatment is to encourage your body to rejuvenate itself, the results from it are not seen instantaneously. It can take several months before you see the full results from this treatment.
Will There Be Downtime?
Everyone has a busy life. And so while we want to look our best, we also realize that we can’t take days or weeks off from our life in order to recover from an invasive procedure. Thankfully, when you are done, you should be able to walk out of the clinic and go right back to your normal activities.
Is Sculptra® Right for Me?
The best way for us to answer that question is to invite you in for a consultation. During our consultation with you, we are going to look at the volume loss your face has experienced and see if this treatment can produce successful results.
Both men and women can benefit from this treatment. It may be right for you if you are worried that the loss of volume in your face, either because of age or weight loss, is making you look older than you feel.
You do not have to let the aging process win. Take steps to protect your appearance. Visit Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge to learn more about Sculptra® and how it can help you regain some of the youthful volume you have lost. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!