No matter who you are, or what you’ve had done, there is no way around the aging process. Sorry Ponce de Leon! Our supply of collagen dwindles as we age, and with it the skin’s support structure. We can fight extrinsic aging because it is caused by sun and environmental damage. But the intrinsic skin aging that simply comes with age is a given.
To combat this, at Park Avenue Skin & Spa, Dr. Sobel uses long-lasting Sculptra Aesthetic to replace lost collagen and correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra, unlike other fillers
Unlike most fillers that produce instant results, Sculptra is different. After your Sculptra session, you’ll see improvement, but your real improvement will come over time. This filler is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which works in the dermis layer of the skin to replace lost collagen. Because it slowly rebuilds collagen, Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. This makes for a natural-looking appearance that keeps improving, not an instant change as with other fillers. You won’t return to work and look markedly different the next day. Dr. Sobel recommends three injection sessions over a few months for the best results. These results can then last for over two years!
How does it work?
While most fillers are injected just below the epidermis, Sculptra is injected more deeply, into the deep dermal layer of the skin. Microparticles of PLLA work within the deep dermis to rebuild lost collagen and provide structural skin support. As the PLLA is absorbed a collagen framework is created. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness to shallow to deep wrinkles and folds.
What aging effects are best for Sculptra?
Sculptra is effective for:
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called smile lines
- The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
Interested in addressing your smile and marionette lines for up to two years? Call us at Park Avenue Skin & Spa at 212-288-0060 and let’s talk about Sculptra!