Sculptra Collagen Stimulation
Conveniently located to serve The Woodlands, Houston, and Shenandoah
Sculptra Collagen Stimulation
Facial collagen loss is a key factor in an aging appearance. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin, provides overall volume and gives shape to your face. At about 30 years of age, collagen loss decreases elasticity an moisture. Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates collagen production, helping to replenish lost volume in your face.
The Woodlands Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lahiri uses collagen stimulation injections to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, by treating them with the appropriate injection technique. Collagen stimulation injections are suitable for:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth, also referred to as smile lines.
- The lines framing your mouth
- Chin winkles
- Other Facial Wrinkles
Sculptra Aesthetic helps your body to regrow your own collagen over an extended period. You can expect to see subtle, steady improvement in lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look.
Who Is the Treatment Suitable For?
Sculptra Aesthetic treatment is suitable for anyone who wants to reduce facial wrinkles and restore volume in key areas to create a more youthful appearance. It has received FDA approval for the treatment of wrinkles, folds, and more.
How Does It Work?
Sculptra injections contain poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is known to boost collagen production and produce long-lasting results. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra works within the skin’s deep dermis layer to naturally and gradually boost collagen production. This helps to revitalize the volume and inner structure of your skin.
As collagen strands rebuild, they add volume to the face and smooth away wrinkles. There’s no pre-testing required for this treatment, although you will be required to stop taking certain NSAIDs a few days prior to treatment, since these can lead to complications.
The Treatment Process
The sites to be injected will first be mapped and then cleansed. A local anesthetic is also applied to avoid any discomfort. Tiny injections are then administered.
The number of treatment sessions will depend on the desired results. Generally, 2 to 4 treatment sessions are carried out.
How Soon Are Results Visible?
Since Sculptra targets the deep dermis layer of the skin to gradually create collagen, it’ll take a few months for you to see the full results. Certain changes will be apparent in just the first few weeks, and you’ll be able to see the full effects a few months after the treatment. Results are longer-lasting than many other fillers and are visible for up to 2 years or longer.
You can get back to regular activities immediately after a Sculptra treatment session; there’s no downtime or recovery time to interfere with your daily tasks.
You may experience some swelling and redness in the areas following treatment, but these are temporary and will fade soon. Use an ice pack on the areas for a few minutes within the first 24 hours, and avoid tanning beds or excess exposure to sunlight until the redness subsides.
Contact Us Today
For more information on Sculptra in The Woodlands and the many other procedures we offer, please schedule a consultation and visit our practice.