Part of the natural process of aging is the loss of volume and skin tightness on the face. This is due to the loss of collagen and elastin that keeps the skin youthful and firm. With the loss of collagen comes hollowed out areas of the face and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. To combat this, many patients incorrectly believe that their only option is plastic surgery, but this isn’t always true. Those who struggle with mild to moderate volume loss and aging of the face can ask the team at Silk, A Medical Spa in Encino, CA about an injectable known as Sculptra.
How Sculptra works
Sculptra is a specialized cosmetic injectable that is used by professionals to help patients restore volume and youthfulness to the face as the process of aging occurs. This injectable is made of poly-L lactic acid, or PLLA, which is a biodegradable and biocompatible compound that has been used in dissolvable stitches. It stimulates the skin to produce more collagen where it is injected, then allows the body to naturally break down the PLLA and leave behind collagen to replace volume loss and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is a wonderful option for patients with the early signs of aging who want to combat volume loss in the face and cheek area.
How many injections do I need?
While one treatment will provide noticeable results, Drs. George Sanders and Stephen Bresnick of Silk, A Medical Spa will recommend two to three injections spaced a month to two months apart. The results take time to build, and are often seen around six weeks after the first injection. Once the results are achieved, patients can enjoy them for two years or more. Touchup injections may be needed to slow the signs of aging and help maintain a youthful appearance longer.
Ready to find out if you are a good candidate for Sculptra injections?
Connect with Drs. George Sanders and Stephen Bresnick to talk to our professionals about your options at Silk, A Medical Spa. We are conveniently located at 16633 Ventura Boulevard, Ste. #902 in Encino, CA and is open to new and returning patients who call (818) 981-8888 to request an appointment.