Youthful skin is taut and resilient thanks to a supportive protein called collagen, whose fibrous structure makes tissues in your body firm and flexible. Ideally, you would always have an abundance of collagen, but your natural production of this protein slows down due to the aging process and lifestyle factors such as smoking and excess sun exposure. As a result, your collagen structure changes from a network of densely packed fibers to a disorganized web.
This decline in collagen may lead to volume loss in areas like your cheeks and temples, causing a gaunt or hollowed appearance. Meanwhile, the resulting skin laxity can blur your jawline definition and lead to the appearance of deeply etched wrinkles like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. If these aesthetic concerns are affecting your self-confidence, you might be considering facelift or neck lift surgery.
However, for people who are not yet ready or willing to commit to surgical solutions, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva offers a long-lasting injectable option called Sculptra®.
What Is Sculptra?
Advancements in aesthetic medicine have paved the way for many innovative treatments that provide outstanding results without the risks, costs, and healing time typically associated with surgical procedures. Since earning its first FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® quickly became a household name and ignited a demand for minimally invasive products that shows no signs of slowing down.
While neuromodulators like Botox minimize wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them, and facial fillers reduce fine lines by plumping and adding contour, Sculptra is in a class of its own. This unique injectable product works within the body to encourage accelerated collagen production, providing shape and volume to the targeted areas long after the initial treatment.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra consists of a facial volumizer called poly-L-lactic acid, which is a primary component of absorbable sutures. When a skilled injector like Dr. Indeyeva injects PLLA into strategically selected areas of your face, your body will break down the PLLA particles and replace them with new collagen.
Sculptra’s one-of-a-kind results can stimulate collagen production and create smoother, tighter skin in the following areas:
- Marionette lines between the corners of your mouth and your chin
- Nasolabial folds, also known as “parentheses lines,” bracketing your mouth
Why Choose Sculptra?
As an expert injector who travels the country training other professionals in safe, effective injectable products and techniques, Dr. Indeyeva has used Sculptra in hundreds of to produce long-lasting, natural-looking results and facial re-volumization. Many patients continue to enjoy the effects of Sculptra for two years and above, and maintenance injections can further prolong your youthful appearance by promoting additional collagen growth in the treated areas.
If your cosmetic concerns include prominent tear troughs or a lack of definition in your lips, Dr. Indeyeva may suggest using an alternative filler choice for non-surgical eye rejuvenation and lip enhancement. Combining other injectables with Sculptra – such as neuromodulators or the Restylane® product family of hyaluronic acid fillers – can subtly refresh your look without the need for any incisions, sutures, or post-procedure activity restrictions.
Experience Equals Excellence
While Dr. Indeyeva is proud to use her talents as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a highly sought-after aesthetic trainer to create natural-looking facial plastic surgery results. Furthermoreshe understands the benefits of offering minimally invasive alternatives for busy patients in the greater Austin area. She has a passion for helping her patients look and feel their best at any age by providing life-changing treatments that empower people to achieve their maximum potential.
To learn more about Sculptra in Austin or any of the other procedures we provide, please connect with us today.