Why Do We Get Wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles slowly become noticeable on the face over time, the result of collagen loss due to aging. Our natural skin produces collagen, an abundant protein in the body, which supports the elasticity and volume that gives our skin a smooth appearance. However, over time this production declines and sets the stage for lines and wrinkles to become noticeable as volume decreases and the loss of elasticity allows the skin to sag. Addressing this issue is at the heart of many cosmetic treatments and is the key to restoring a more youthful appearance with smoother skin.
Dr. Guarino offers Sculptra® Aesthetic as an effective treatment option for the restoration of lost volume in the face. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA approved injectable collagen replacement treatment that offers gradual, lasting results for both men and women. Sculptra® Aesthetic injections restore a protein known as poly-L-lactic acid and have also proven to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen over time.
Benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic
One of the key benefits of Sculptra® is that it provides results that are lasting- up to 2 years. It penetrates deep into the skin’s surface to address collagen loss at the structural level. Unlike dermal fillers and other common treatments for lines and wrinkles, Sculptra is the first FDA approved injectable that boosts volume and elasticity by supporting your body’s natural collagen production process.
Am I A Candidate for Sculptra?
Dr. Guarino will meet with you to discuss your personal cosmetic concerns, goals, and health history. Although most patients are good candidates for Sculptra, anyone with a compromised immune system may need to consider alternative treatment options available in our Hamilton Med Spa.
How Many Treatments of Sculptra Do I Need?
Most patients will enjoy great results with three to four injections given about once a month. After your consultation and exam, Dr. Guarino will recommend a plan of treatment and number of injections that is right for your needs and cosmetic goals. Sculptra is intended to be a one time treatment.