In recent years, the landscape of skin enhancement and aesthetics has gradually shifted toward embracing a more natural aesthetic. This emerging trend focuses on accentuating inherent features, providing a refined look that complements rather than overshadows.
At Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery, serving Oak Brook and Chicago, IL, we are at the forefront of this nuanced approach to skin aesthetics. Sculptra, a revolutionary biostimulator, aligns perfectly with this ethos. Offering a harmonious blend of subtlety and effectiveness, Sculptra enhances the skin for a rejuvenated appearance that is both beautiful and authentically you.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable biostimulator made from poly-L-lactic acid that is designed for facial rejuvenation and skin enhancement. It works beneath the skin, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production over the course of a few treatments. This injectable supports a gradual and more enduring improvement in skin texture and volume.
How Does Sculptra Treatment Work?
During a Sculptra treatment, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. This biocompatible, biodegradable substance helps kickstart the skin’s collagenesis process — the natural production of collagen. Collagen is the foundational protein that gives skin its firmness and resilience. As the PLLA microparticles are gradually absorbed, they stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen, reinforcing the skin’s structural integrity. This regenerative process unfolds over several weeks, resulting in a natural and progressive improvement in skin texture and elasticity.
Is Sculptra a Type of Dermal Filler?
Sculptra is a biostimulator rather than a dermal filler. Its primary role is to minimize wrinkles, but it does this through collagen production rather than simply filling in the lines. This treatment is unique in that it focuses on long-term skin health and natural-looking results rather than immediate improvements.
How Can Sculptra Enhance Your Skin?
Collagen naturally diminishes with age. By the time you are 30, your body can undergo a 1% decrease in collagen every year. This can increase even more with age. The result can be thin, crepey skin that has lines and wrinkles. Sculptra actively encourages the skin to regenerate its own collagen right where you want it, leading to a gradual strengthening and rejuvenation of the skin from within.
One of the benefits of Sculptra is its ability to restore lost volume in the skin. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat, leading to a more hollow or sunken appearance. Sculptra addresses this by enhancing the skin’s structure and subtly replenishing lost volume. This restoration process is gradual, so enhancements appear natural and blend with your overall facial contours.
The collagen-stimulating properties not only enhance volume and elasticity but also contribute to a smoother, more even skin texture. Over time, patients can observe a noticeable improvement in their skin’s tone, with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines or dry, leathery skin.
Sculptra for Facial Rejuvenation
- Smile Lines and Nasolabial Folds: These are among the first signs of aging to appear on our faces. Sculptra effectively softens these lines, offering a more refreshed look while maintaining the natural expressiveness of the face.
- Chin Wrinkles: Often overlooked, chin wrinkles can significantly age a face. With Sculptra injections, these wrinkles can be subtly smoothed, contributing to a more youthful chin and jawline.
- Flattening Cheeks: A loss of volume in the cheeks can lead to a tired or aged appearance. Sculptra works to gently lift and restore the cheeks’ natural fullness, resulting in a more youthful and vibrant facial profile.
- Marionette Lines: These lines can give the face a downturned expression. This treatment can soften these lines, enhancing the overall appearance with a more positive and youthful expression.
- Hollow Temples: Hollowing in the temples is a common sign of aging that can change the shape of the face. Sculptra’s ability to restore volume can significantly rejuvenate this area, balancing the overall facial aesthetics.
Sculptra for Body Contouring
The Sculptra butt lift is an approach to enhancing the buttocks that doesn’t involve invasive surgery. Instead, the strategic application of Sculptra helps to add volume and shape to the buttocks. This treatment can be a good choice for those seeking a more pronounced yet natural-looking buttock enhancement without fat grafting or implants.
Treating Hip Dips
With Sculptra, the appearance of hip dips can be reduced. The injections help fill out the indentations in the hip area, resulting in a less pronounced appearance over the course of multiple treatment sessions. This can enhance the contour of the hips and contribute to a more balanced and harmonious body profile.
The Skin Rejuvenation Process With Sculptra
Consultation and First Injections
When you come for a consultation, we’ll talk about your skin and your concerns and discuss if Sculptra is the right treatment. If it fits your situation, we can administer your first round of injections. While Sculptra injections are generally well-tolerated, some patients may experience slight pinching or discomfort. Initially, results may not be immediately visible as Sculptra sets the stage for future improvements by initiating the collagen production process in the skin.
Second Injection Appointment
After the second appointment, subtle yet encouraging changes become noticeable. These Sculptra injections contribute further to the enhancement in the volume, shape, and texture of the skin.
Third Injection Appointment
A few weeks following the third injection appointment, the full extent of the results start to become apparent. You will notice a more refreshed look in your face, or shape and volume in your hips or buttocks. Once you see these results, you can enjoy them for the next two years before considering additional treatments.
Learn More About Our Face and Body Sculptra Treatments
Sculptra is one of the innovative strides that have been made in aesthetic enhancement, offering natural-looking and long-lasting results. At Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing these advanced treatments so that our patients in Oak Brook and Chicago can experience the full benefits of Sculptra. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us at (630) 574-7777 or complete our convenient online form.