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A Youthful Look That is All Yours

June 3, 2020

The best of the recent advances in treatments for a youthful appearance produce results that emerge looking all your own. The FDA-approved aesthetic injectable Sculptra is a prime example, and there’s a genuine reason for this. Unlike injectables that merely weaken the muscles behind wrinkles or support the skin’s surface with only their own volume, Sculptra stimulates the body’s production of collagen, restoring volume and maintaining it through the skin’s natural abilities.

Taking effect over the course of a brief series of subtle treatments, the effects of Sculptra build, and the benefits are known to last as long as two years. The look of fullness and smooth skin achieved with Sculptra comes from a collagen stimulator called PPLA that works at a deeper level of the skin. At the deep dermis level, Sculptra revitalizes collagen production, restoring the skin’s inner structure to give real volume, rather than the temporary appearance of volume.

When Collagen Needs Help

The body’s own production of collagen gives direct access to the skin strata that can make a difference, and so stimulating that production is a kind of grand prize in developing efficient, effective solutions. It’s been an ingredient in topical applications and even nutritional supplements, but neither route produces an effect very efficiently. As a supplement, collagen is largely neutralized by digestion, and as a topical ingredient, it can’t penetrate quite deep enough to have a lasting effect.

Sculptra is considered a breakthrough, because it helps form collagen at a dermal level that wasn’t accessible to these other two means of application. And collagen alone is not the whole answer. It supports the work of two other components that make up youthful skin, HA (hyaluronic acid) and elastin. HA lubricates and cushions the skin, keeping it hydrated, and elastin is a protein that maintains the skin’s shape.

So, sheer volume is not the only benefit of well-placed collagen; it actually works to enable two other solutions – when it is placed at the deep dermal level.

Your Own Best Self

On the path to achieving and maintaining a youthful appearance, the first, best goal is personal satisfaction. The impression we impart to the people close to us, important to us, comes next, and that goal is, “You look great,” not, “You look different.”

Making gentle changes offers more control of the overall impression, too. This calls for art as well as science. At Dermatology Consultants, our experience with a wide variety of the formulations available give us an excellent perspective for recommending the techniques that will be most effective for you.

We see that lately the subtlety of injectable fillers has been developed as never before. So, we see patients choosing Sculptra more and more. At Dermatology Consultants, you’ll find professionals who are passionate about providing options that are reliable, up-to-date, and suited to your own goals. Sculptra is just one example. Contact one of our three locations, and let’s discuss what’s right for you.


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