While hyaluronic acid based fillers (Restylane and Juvederm products) and calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) have their places as the “workhorses” of dermal fillers, they also have their limitations. They do stimulate collagen production, but this is a secondary benefit after providing volume. Sculptra (polly-L-lactic acid) is an established product that primarily induces collagen production.
In our practice, Sculptra is used to treat the “thin” or “sunken” face. This can be a result of the aging process or physical fitness, as the “runner’s face” can be treated at a younger age to restore it to a more pleasing contour. Sculptra treatments involve augmenting with more volume than most dermal fillers and can be used to address difficult to treat areas of the face, such as the lower cheek and temples.
It is unique in its ability to provide augmentation and support to areas difficult to treat otherwise, while also improving skin quality. Treatments are typically done over three sessions, and with lasting results that patients are happy with for 2 years or longer.
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