For years, surgical facelifts were the only option when it came to correcting wrinkles, creases and sagging skin associated with the natural aging process. But today, patients have another option that can help them achieve many of the same benefits as a surgical facelift but without the pain, risks or high cost. It’s called a liquid facelift, and it can be completed right in the office with no anesthesia, no downtime and at a tiny fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift procedure.
What is a liquid facelift?
The term “liquid facelift” is used to describe a treatment regimen that uses injectable fillers to achieve many of the same effects of a surgical facelift but without the incisions, long-term recovery and high cost of a traditional facelift. While there are many dermal filler options available today, one of the most effective options for liquid facelift treatments is Sculptra, a dermal filler designed to produce subtle changes over time for a more natural look that lasts for a long, long time.
How does Sculptra dermal filler work?
Sculptra dermal filler is different from other injectables because it works with your body to promote the natural production of collagen, a building block of healthy, youthful skin that helps skin look and feel firmer and better toned. As we get older, we produce less and less collagen with every year we age, beginning at about age 20. Over time, the reduction in collagen production causes skin to sag and lose volume, resulting in wrinkles and skin laxity. Sculptra is made of a special substance called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, an injectable gel derived from natural products that stimulate your body to generate new collagen so your skin becomes more elastic and resilient – more like the skin of your youth.
Because collagen restoration and regeneration takes time, the results of Sculptra treatment are initially subtler than other fillers, resulting in a more gradual improvement in appearance without causing immediate drastic changes in the way you look. And unlike other fillers, the results of Sculptra treatment last longer, typically as long as two years and sometimes longer. Most patients benefit from a series of three to four injection sessions spaced about three weeks apart to provide the stimulus necessary for adequate collagen production.
Where can Sculptra facial injections be used?
Sculptra treatment can be used throughout the face to address lines, wrinkles and volume depletion while also helping to create an overall more youthful appearance similar to that achieved with a traditional surgical facelift. Sculptra facial injections can be used in areas like the nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth and “marionette” lines that run from the corners of the mouth downward to the chin, as well as troughs that extend downward from the interior corners of the eyes. Plus, it can be used to address wrinkles in the chin and jowl area and to improve volume in the cheeks, gently lifting skin to reduce or eliminate sagging and wrinkling throughout the lower face.
Is Sculptra right for you?
A Sculptra liquid facelift can be an ideal option for men and women looking to improve not just their appearance, but the overall structure of their skin over time. Like other dermal fillers, it’s important to talk with a treatment provider about your goals and expectations to ensure the filler you select is optimized for your needs. To determine if a Sculptra liquid facelift is right for you, call Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine today to schedule an appointment and learn more.