Understanding Poly-L-Lactic Acid and Sculptra
Although our body possesses the extraordinary ability to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin tissue, our skin does lose its natural radiance and youthfulness with passage of time. A number of different factors ranging from the aging process, nutritional deficiencies, and excessive smoking to pollution, sun damage, and prolonged intake of certain medications can contribute to a gradual deterioration of our skin health.
However, with groundbreaking advancements in the world of medicine, it is now possible to not only reverse the first signs of aging, but also restore the natural beauty and suppleness of the skin. One such cosmetic procedure that has transformed millions of lives around the world is the injectable Poly L-lactic acid dermal filler called Sculptra.
What is Poly L-Lactic Acid?
The Poly L-Lactic Acid is a biodegradable and bioactive compound that is widely used in formulating injectable dermal fillers that may be used for the correction and restoration of a number of skin damage concerns, including facial fat loss, fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial folds. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the Poly L-Lactic Acid is fast emerging as one of the most popular skin rejuvenation procedures all around the world.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable filler that consists of Poly L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) as its primary ingredient and is widely employed for reversing the early signs of aging on the skin.
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that works by promoting the natural release of collagen within the body, and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the structure and volume of the deep skin tissue. Unlike the traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra stimulates the body’s natural collagen production process and helps it achieve natural looking results.
Since the Sculptra stimulates a natural biological process, its results develop gradually over a period of time.
How Sculptra Works?
Formulated from a biocompatible synthetic material called Poly L-Lactic Acid, Sculptra is naturally and gradually absorbed by the skin tissue and helps restore the lost connective protein, collagen in a series of treatment sessions.
The doctor will inject the Sculptra deep within the dermis, where the inner collagen structure of your skin lies. More often than not, the number of injections required per appointment varies from person to person depending upon the type of result desired and the level of collagen loss.
The Benefits of Sculptra
• Unlike the traditional skin rejuvenation procedures that are focused on fixing the symptoms of skin damage, Sculptra addresses the root cause of facial aging and provides natural looking results that can last more than a year.
• Sculptra has been found to be highly effective in correcting deep facial folds and wrinkles that cannot be fixed by traditional treatments.
• Other aging-related problems such as smile lines, marionette lines and chin wrinkles can also be effectively eliminated with the help of the Sculptra treatment.
Since Sculptra features a biocompatible and biodegradable formula, it has negligible side effects and makes for a safe cosmetic procedure that yields brilliant results.
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Sculptra is a great way to improve your facial aesthetic without having to undergo a highly invasive surgical procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Balikian.