We live in a golden age of anti-aging. Today, you have access to a wide variety of treatments that can help you turn back the clock. What’s more, when you choose cosmetic injectables, those treatments take just minutes and come with no downtime.
It’s no surprise, then, that each year over 10 million Americans choose injectables like Botox®. Yet, there are other options as well.
At Zarreii Medical Aesthetics, Peymon Zarreii, MD, and our team strive to give you access to the widest range of cosmetic injectables available today. And that includes one we’re particularly excited about: Sculptra®.
Why are we wowed by Sculptra? To explain why it’s one of our favorite treatments available today, it’s first helpful to understand a basic component of our skin: collagen.
Collagen is a protein your body uses widely. In fact, about one-third of all of the protein in your body is collagen. This key protein sort of acts as a scaffold, supporting the structure of your tissues.
That’s true of the tissue that makes up your skin, too. And that’s a problem because your body naturally produces less and less collagen over the years. The loss of collagen that comes with age takes a toll on your skin, leading to thinning and sagging. Your cheeks get hollower. Your jowls droop. The folds around your mouth and nose get deeper. Your lips get thinner. Together, all of these changes make you look older and more tired.
Fortunately, Dr. Zarreii offers cosmetic injectables to restore volume in your face, reversing the signs of aging. But not all of these injectables are created equal.
While dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Belotero Balance® can replace lost facial volume, they don’t do anything about the collagen problem. The results from some of these fillers can last a year or more, but your body is always going to metabolize the filler eventually, returning your lines, sagging skin, and other signs of aging.
Sculptra works differently. Rather than simply adding volume to your face, it also addresses the reason you need the volume replaced: the loss of collagen. Sculptra delivers poly-L-lactic acid, a collagen stimulator, to your skin. As your body absorbs that acid, the acid kickstarts the production of a new, healthy network of collagen.
After a series of treatments to stimulate collagen production, Sculptra reduces the appearance of:
Not only does this make Sculptra an effective cosmetic injectable, but it also gives you results that last. Because your lines are smoothed not by the injectable itself, but by the new collagen, your rejuvenated skin has staying power. In fact, many people report that they’re still happy with their Sculptra results for more than two years after treatment.
If you want an anti-aging treatment that turns back the clock for your skin on a cellular level, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Zarreii about Sculptra. Get started by contacting our team at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics. Call the office or schedule your Sculptra consultation online today.