Can we replace lost collagen to improve the look of skin?
Good news! It’s possible to boost your body’s natural collagen production! Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time within the deep, dermis layer of the skin, correcting shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds such as smile lines for a more youthful-looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production over time, helping to reinforce skin’s inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging
What is collagen?
Collagen is a strong, flexible fibrous type of protein that is found throughout our bodies, including our bones, muscles, tendons and in the middle or dermis layer of
the skin. It acts as skin’s support structure or scaffolding that helps maintain skin’s shape1. In fact, 70% of our skin is composed of collagen.
Why is collagen important?
As we age, our body’s collagen production decreases. The cells in our body that produce collagen, called fibroblasts, are no longer able to produce it as efficiently as they once did, and existing collagen becomes fragmented, bent and frayed. Gradually, skin loses its youthful bounce, leading to lines, wrinkles, and folds, as well as a loss of skin volume and support.
What can I do to restore my collagen?
Sculptra Aesthetic alongside lifestyle changes, such as minimizing sun exposure or quitting smoking, can act to improve collagen structure in skin. Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time within the deep, dermis layer of the skin, correcting shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds by stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production over time.
What is the treatment like?
The typical treatment regimen for Sculptra Aesthetic consists of three injections over a period of three to four months. Results appear gradually over a period of a few months, and are long-lasting, more than two years. Individual results, as always, may vary.
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Are there any common side effects?
You may experience slight bruising, lumps, and/or temporary swelling from the injections. But in general, when done correctly, they are very safe, effective, and side effect free.