May 22, 2013

Sculptra: Rebuild Lost Collagen, Lift Tissues, Fill the Face!

Sculptra is something I have thought a lot about lately. Right now I am in the process of writing a book chapter on this facial revolumizing agent. Pouring over the literature I feel like I am bursting at the seams to share some of the insights about our use of Sculptra over the past decade.

Inspired by this knowledge, here are three short video vignettes highlighting the use of Sculptra in the upper face (temples and brows), midface (cheeks and lateral jawline), and lower face (chin, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines).

Sculptra to the Upper face:

Sculptra to the Mid-face:

Sculptra to the Lower face:

The new face of rejuvenation is natural, subtle, and truly restoring. We now understand the important role of fat compartments and bony loss in the aging face. Thankfully, we can disguise many of these changes through volumetric restoration of the face with today’s fillers.

Sculptra has the distinct advantage of gradual, long-lasting volume replacement. It works by stimulating our own body to produce collagen in the areas of placement, a process called “neocollagenesis.” Therefore Sculptra is termed a “biostimulatory agent.”

Sculptra can be combined with other procedures for a synergistic effect. While Sculptra provides “lift” to tissues through volume re-inflation, combining this injectable with Ulthera, an ultrasound technology can provide superior results in terms of lifting the brow, defining the jawline, and improving jowls.

Other fillers can be combined with Sculptra use. The temporary numbing effect for Sculptra injection makes it an excellent complement to use of hyaluronic acid fillers such as Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane around the mouth and lips.

Voluma, a new hyaluronic acid filler from the Juvederm family of products, acts in a similar fashion to the deep filling effect of Sculptra. It could be used initially to help fill the face as Sculptra is used over time to gradually rebuild other areas of collagen growth over time.

Interested in more about Sculptra, Voluma, or other fillers used in facial rejuvenation? Call us at Art of Skin MD at (858) 792-7546 or contact us through the Art of Skin MD contact page.