Aging is inevitable, and with age, our collagen supply begins to decrease. This causes the wrinkles and aging skin to start settling in. With aging and sagging skin comes all of the cosmetic and quick fixes to avoid this as much as possible. These cosmetic procedures are only a temporary fix, filling and restoring volume, but what is the best option?
Traditional fillers are a quick fix for creating volume and filling in wrinkles, but is instant gratification the best answer? Traditional fillers can last between three months to two years depending on the product used and where it is injected. Most medical professionals who use traditional filler recommended a refresh every few months. There has to be a better and longer-lasting answer.
To achieve youthful skin, not to be cliche, but it starts from within and Sculptra does just that. Continue reading the main reasons why you should consider Sculptra as your filler option.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Most traditional fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid which is injected into the skin at different depths to help fill facial wrinkles. Oftentimes, it is placed on the bone, such as the cheek, nasolabial folds, lips, and under eyes. Traditional filler only lasts up to two years and is absorbed by the body.
Unlike these fillers that produce immediate, but not long-lasting results, Sculptra can last up to 5-7 years. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based filler, Sculptra helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production. This helps restore its underlying structure and increases volume that has been lost to aging. It can be considered the only liquid facelift on the market.
How Long Does it Last?
One of the most attractive reasons that draw people to choose Sculptra, is its longevity. Most injectable fillers last anywhere from a few months to two years at the most. However, Sculptra can last over two years and up to seven. This depends on the area you inject, the number of injections you get, as well as how your body reacts to the filler.
Sculptra is composed of poly-L-Lactic acid, which is injected into the deep dermis. It works with your body to regenerate collagen, in turn helping with structure, volume, elasticity, and texture. Targeting collagen is important when your goal is more youthful skin, while we age. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for helping to support the structure of our skin.
When Sculptra is first injected, you see the results immediately, but it will be gone the next day. This is due to the fact that our bodies take 4-6 weeks to produce their own collagen. Although the results aren’t instant, it is the reason Sculptra is the longest-lasting filler on the market. The recommended time frame for treatment to treatment is only once a year, which is also the most cost-effective option.
What Areas of the Body Can Sculptra be used?
This FDA filler can be used on many parts of the body. It is most commonly used in the cheeks, temples, chin, and jawline but now is used for so much more. Below we will discuss the different types of target areas you can use Sculptra for.
Sculptra for the Face
- Smile Lines: Between the nose and mouth (Nasolabial folds), commonly called “smile lines.”
- Marionette Lines: The lines framing your mouth into your chin, are also known as “marionette lines” or “laugh lines.”
- Chin Wrinkles: Wrinkles on and around your chin.
Sculptra for the Body
- Decolletage: A combination of Sculptra and laser resurfacing treatments can provide improvement to the thin delicate skin of the lower neck and chest.
- Arms: Tighten the upper arms and tricep area, as well as target cellulite.
- Abdomen: Focused on allowing the loss of flaccid in this area.
- Knees: For the treatment of upper knee skin laxity.
Brazilian Butt Lift with Sculptra
- Improves a flat or saggy appearance
- Contour for rounder buttocks
- Smooth out dimples and cellulite
- Restore lost volume
- Enlarge existing curves of the buttocks
85% of women over the age of 20 have some sort of cellulite on their bodies. Cellulite presents itself as small dimples or deep grooves on the surface of your body. Sculptra helps to tighten loose skin, flattening and smoothing and maintaining cellulite. Sculptra is injected into each dimple to stimulate your target area, and assist in the production of its own collagen. After injection, massaging the area treated will help with distributing the product evenly under the skin. This helps prevent lumps and bumps from further forming.
Sculptra is the best option for filler when trying to achieve a more long-lasting natural look. It can be your one-stop shop for targeting multiple areas of the body. It is the longest-lasting filler on the market and brings you youthful skin from within. If you are still not convinced, visit Glamor Medical’s website where you can see the results in before and after photos of Sculptra.
14 thoughts on “How is Sculptra Different from Traditional Fillers?”
This procedure is a good choice for those who want to enhance their looks without much of the invasive procedures.
I love that this is a more subtle approach than other fillers. I say to each their own, but I have stayed away from fillers because of how drastic they can change the face.
Honestly, I’m afraid of all needles and such stuff. But after the second baby, my body needs some help and care. So maybe sculptra could be a good choice for me.
I like the fact that this would last longer than other fillers. This would be a better choice for women who would want to look youthful for a long time.
I tend to go more natural but still find it interesting to learn of all of the different options available.
Hhhhmmmm…it’s nice to know about sculptra! I will read more about it! Thank you for sharing.
I really like that Sculptra offers a natural look and is long lasting. That means less needles, which is always a good thing!
Fillers are incredibly popular right now, it is nice to have an alternative option to the more popular choices.
I didn’t realize that you could use a filler to manage cellulite. I sadly can’t use fillers because of my transplant. But several of my friends do. I will mention this product to them.
This is a great blog and very informative. I have never heard of this type of filler and look forward to possibly getting it done!
What a great post on the sculptra . Will definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing
That sounds intense but thank you for explaining about the differences, it might be able to clear some doubt for those who are considering them. Thank you – Knycx Journeying
First time hearing about this. I loved reading about the benefits for your skin.
Sculpta seems promising! My best friend loves cosmetic surgery. She is fascinated with it. She’ll love this for sure.