People who know skin know collagen. Collagen is the protein whose job it is to provide support to the skin. Without it, the skin can sink and wrinkles can form. Unfortunately, as we age, our body’s production of collagen decreases.
Dr. Kearney uses Sculptra Aesthetic to replace lost collagen and correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is different from other fillers in that its results are not immediate. This filler is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which works within the skin to replace lost collagen. Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time as collagen is replaced. This makes for a natural-looking appearance that improves over time, not an instant change as with other fillers. Dr. Kearney usually recommends three injection sessions over a few months for the best results. These results can then last for over two years!
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is injected into the deep dermal layer of the skin. Microparticles of PLLA work within the deep dermis to rebuild lost collagen and provide structural skin support. As the PLLA is absorbed a collagen framework is created. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to shallow to deep wrinkles and folds.
Where is Sculptra effective?
Sculptra is effective for:
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called smile lines
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
Interested in addressing your smile and marionette lines? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 and let’s talk about Sculptra.