Collagen stimulators like Sculptra®
Revive Collagen Production with Sculptra Injections
Expert Injector with Advanced Techniques in Astoria, Queens
While beautiful skin happens naturally in your youth, maintaining it as your age gets older and the skin hardens. One of the main reasons – collagen production diminishes (sadly starting around age 25) resulting in skin that doesn’t have the same resiliency and fullness as it did in your youth. Collagen loss is the main issue resulting from aging skin and is the underlying cause of almost all cosmetic aging issues. Discover Sculptra® – the facial injectable that activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance.
When you combine the power of Sculptra® with the advanced Diamond Touch Technique® and training used by injectors certified in the Diamond Touch Technique® you get amazing, natural-looking, youthful results every time!
What SCULPTRA® Treats
Address the underlying cause of aging with Sculptra® which is designed specifically to replace lost collagen and reduce the appearance of:
- Volume is key to ageless beauty. Supple skin, free of lines, wrinkles mostly and strategic volume placement using Diamond Touch Technique®.
- Smile lines (wrinkles or facial lines that extend from the outside of the nose to the edge of the lips, similar to nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines (wrinkles or facial lines that surround the mouth’s edge)
- Chin wrinkles (wrinkles or facial lines extending from the jawline to the chin, and occasionally up to the bottom of the lips)
Restore the inner structure of your skin and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging. 80% of users were still satisfied with their treatment 25 months after their last injection*.
Benefits of SCULPTRA®
To get the best results, most patients need three injection sessions over a few months. Here are a few of the reasons patients love Sculptra®:
- FDA-approved injectable
- Works gradually to replace lost collagen – a key cause of wrinkles, lines, and folds
- Stimulates the body’s production of collagen
- Gives subtle yet noticeable results that can last up to 25 months*
- Considered the “liquid facelift” or “facelift in a bottle”
- Ideal for patients who don’t want to look like they’ve had “work done”
- The effect remains after the product degrades
- No downtime after treatment
- Natural-looking results*
How Sculptra® Works
As we age, typically starting around 25, our skin loses collagen. This is the compound that gives your skin volume and its smooth texture and youthful look and feel. FDA-approved Sculptra® Aesthetic helps stimulate your body’s collagen production. It works subtly and gradually to restore your skin’s health from the inside out. Sculptra® helps combat annoying signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and facial volume loss.
One of the benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic is the long-lasting, natural results. As opposed to other injectables, Sculptra® utilizes biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps rebuild lost collagen. This gradual absorption and stimulation of collagen which fills in skin depressions like wrinkles allow results to last up to 2 years*.
Patients love Sculptra® because treatments are long-lasting, natural-looking and don’t have to repeat to the frequency of other dermal fillers*.
Treatments are typically done over the course of three to four months, with a total of 3-4 injections spaced approximately one month apart, depending on your specific needs*. One treatment of Sculptra® can have results which appear gradually over three to four months and last up to 2 years!*
How It Differs from Other Collagen Products
Not all treatments or injectables are created the same. Traditional collagen creams claim to deliver collagen that is absorbed by the skin but collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis. It makes them suitable moisturizers due to the other vitamins they include that can briefly improve the skin’s appearance.
Collagen dietary supplements are meant to facilitate the production of collagen within the body. Results for these types of treatments are inconclusive as collagen is a protein that, when ingested, is broken down by the digestive system.
Collagen stimulators like Sculptra® are injected into the body where it is absorbed and works with your body within the deep dermis rather than topically to revitalize collagen production. As collagen strands are rebuilt, they gradually help restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
Best Candidates for Sculptra®
Our Sculptra® patients range from the late 20s to the early 80s but women and men in their 40s and 50s tend to make up the largest age segments for this treatment. As with most aesthetic treatments, the earlier you start the better the results and the easier it is to maintain natural results at minimum cost. We recommend starting this type of treatment around age 35 to get the best volumizing results.
What is Sculptra® made of?
Sculptra® Aesthetics’ main component is an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-acid (PLLA), which is a safe and long-lasting synthetic (artificially created), biocompatible (can be used harmlessly in the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) substance. In fact, PLLA has been used for more than 20 years in many surgical products, including dissolvable sutures and soft-tissue implants.
Is there any downtime?
There is little to no downtime associated with this treatment. Most of our patients return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
While Sculptra® injections are designed to be a one-time treatment with a series of 3-4 injections spread out about 3 weeks apart.
How long does Sculptra® last?
One of the reasons our patients love using Sculptra® is due to the long-lasting results. While most fillers only last 6-12 months, Sculptra® is clinically-proven to last up to 25 months*. In fact, 80% of users were still satisfied with their treatment results 25 months after their last injection*.
How soon will I see results?
Unlike other fillers that produce immediate results, Sculptra® is designed to give you noticeable results the emerge gradually over time and last more than 2 years*. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see instant results. With Sculptra® Aesthetic, you’ll gradually see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and lines*. To get the best results, most patients can an average of three treatments over the course of a few months.
Is Sculptra® Aesthetic safe? What are the side effects?
FDA-approved in the United States, Sculptra® has been used worldwide since 1999. Since Sculptra® does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.
Side effects from Sculptra® are generally rare but occasionally some patients experience mild itching, slight redness, swelling, and slight bruising at the site of the injection. However, these side effects will only last a few days and will generally taper off. If they persist we will prescribe something to help alleviate the side effects.