Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that can help combat the wrinkles and facial sagging that occurs when the body’s natural production of collagen decreases as we age. Sculptra Aesthetic can also promote natural-looking progressive rejuvenation as it helps to stimulate the ongoing production of collagen.
Men’s faces are every bit as likely as women’s to develop lines as they age; although men are typically less sensitive to minor wrinkles, the weakening in facial structure that occurs as collagen becomes scarcer can produce changes to one’s appearance than can be every bit as distressing.
The Role of Collagen
Collagen is a protein that is synthesized by the body – it forms fibers that form the basis for the body’s connective tissue. As such, it plays a crucial role in our skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage, as well as in other vital parts of the body, such as corneas and blood vessels. Collagen also plays a key role whenever the body needs to heal from wounds or damage.
Collagen, together with elastin and keratin, is responsible for our skin’s strength and elasticity. The body starts to produce slightly less collagen as we age – a gradual reduction in collagen production starts when we’re in our 20’s, and the cumulative loss of collagen is the primary reason for the externally visible cosmetic changes that come with advancing age.
Loss of skin volume and tone, and the lines, wrinkles, and sagging that develop are primarily caused by the depletion of collagen over time.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra Aesthetic contains a synthetic biodegradable polymer (PLLA) that is injected into the underlying layers of the skin. It acts to replace lost collagen by increasing the resiliency and volume of the skin, but it also acts to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.
What Problems Can it Address?
In the hands of a skillful practitioner, Sculptra Aesthetic can be used to restore lost facial volume, fill sunken areas, and greatly reduce lines, wrinkles, folds, and the appearance of many types of scar tissue.
It’s often used to reduce the appearance of the nasolabial lines that form between the lower region of the nose and the corners of the mouth; it’s also widely used to reduce the appearance of loose or sagging jawlines and uneven skin texture around the chin.
Sometimes quite subtle improvements can be achieved with Sculptra Aesthetic, rejuvenating your appearance while maintaining and even enhancing your masculine characteristics.
Are Results Natural-Looking?
Sculptra Aesthetic is normally injected over the course of several treatments, spaced apart by approximately four weeks. The results develop slowly after each treatment, so the overall effect is that of a natural, gradual improvement. Of course, the skill and experience of your practitioner are also extremely important – they can help ensure that facial changes remain natural-looking and well balanced while not making it obvious that you’ve undergone a cosmetic procedure.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified and highly experienced in using Sculptra Aesthetic on both male and female patients. We can provide expert advice on the best ways to address your particular situation and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.