While it’s impossible to deny that ageing is a natural part of the human ageing process, we ultimately live in a youth-based society where people are judged in many ways according to their looks and age-related changes in our skin and facial area, particularly in women, can be extremely upsetting to the point of causing real psychological trauma.
During the past few decades, the cosmetic surgery and facial rejuvenation industry has risen to the challenge, developing a wide variety of both surgical and non-invasive procedures designed to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of ageing.
One of these solutions is dermal fillers, also known as a ‘liquid facelift’, which are substances that are injected into wrinkles and creases in the skin in order to add volume beneath the surface and thus bolster sagging and other age-related imperfections.
Dermal fillers are safe and gentle and are administered quickly and easily by cosmetic surgeons; they are minimally invasive and therefore require little to now down time and they often keep the skin supple and wrinkle-free for anywhere from one year to over a decade.
One of these outstanding dermal fillers is Sculptra, an injectable substance derived from poly-L-lactic acid, which fills out the face over time in order to provide subtle, long-term results that combat aging on a permanent basis.
Sculptra is designed to work slowly on the skin over a period of time and often requires up to three treatments over a few months in order for results to be seen clearly; once injected, Sculptra goes to work in the deep dermis layer of the skin in order to stimulate collagen formation and thereby restore a full look to aging skin that has become less defined over time.
As a biodegradable and a biocompatible substance, Sculptra is absorbed naturally into the body little by little as it stimulates collagen, therefore providing a gentle and long-lasting facial rejuvenation solution; Sculptra is highly recommended for slight to deeper naso-labial folds as well as contouring issues and a variety of other wrinkles in the face, although Sculptra is not for use in the lips.
There are three different types of substances used for facial injections; toxins such as Botox, which work by temporarily disabling the underlying muscles, conventional fillers which are generally liquid and/or gel substances that fill in the area under the skin, and collagen stimulators which work by stimulating the underlying structure of the skin. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that contains no bacterial, human or animal compounds and that is naturally absorbed by the body; the substance is so natural in fact that no pre-treatment allergy test is required as with most other dermal fillers.
Sculptra has been used around the world since 1999 and as it is a non-toxic, natural material, side effects are very rare and seldom serious; however on occasion side effects will occur and they are normally issues such as pain, redness or bruising at the injection site, slight swelling and/or small bumps under the skin in the treated area.
Your surgeon will be sure to discuss any concerns around risks and side effects before treatment in order to ensure that all precautions are taken.
So if you’re looking for a safe, long-lasting and natural solution to your aging concerns, contact our office today to discuss whether Sculptra is right for you and say goodbye to aging skin!
The price of Sculptra treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center of Indianapolis and Carmel accepts CareCredit® financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
Dr. Sally A. Booth and her staff will be happy to discuss the details with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in Carmel or Indianapolis. Dr. Booth and his staff at Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center provide personalized care to residents of Indianapolis and Carmel with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (317) 848-2427 to speak with our friendly staff.