Although the loss of body fat, in general, sounds like a good thing, when it disappears in some areas can have a negative impact on the aesthetics and appearance of your face. This often happens with age, and as your body produces less collagen, sunken areas or indentations can begin to appear.
The wide variety of minimally invasive, dermal injectable treatments available provides many options to help slow or reverse the signs of aging. Since each of these treatments and products works differently and often works best when addressing a specific aesthetic condition, knowing how each works can help you make the best decision for you and your goal.
Developed in 1999, Sculptra® is a dermal injectable that was first created to treat the loss of fat cells in the face of people living with HIV. Over time, aestheticians and doctors realized the aesthetic benefits Sculptra® can provide, and the FDA approved it in 2014 to treat deep wrinkles and folds in the face.
The active ingredient in Sculptra®, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), helps restore volume from the loss of fat cells in the face by boosting your body’s collagen production. Although the PLLA is artificially created, it is harmless to the body and is easily broken down by your body’s natural processes.
Like many other aesthetic treatments of a similar type, the results of Sculptra® are temporary. However, most patients see results almost right after the final session of their treatment plan. And in most cases, the results from Sculptra® can last up to twice as long as many other options, requiring follow-up treatments after two years.
Along with providing fast and long-lasting results, Sculptra® treatment has minimal risks of reactions or side effects and does not require any recovery time or restrictions after each treatment.
If you are noticing a loss of volume in areas around your face, the doctors and staff at Farris Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, can develop the perfect treatment plan using the best options that match you and your aesthetic goals. Call Farris Plastic Surgery at 214-363-1073 or visit www.farrismd.com to see how easy it can be to meet all your aesthetic goals.