It’s entirely normal for your appearance to change as you age. But just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s something that you want to deal with. Luckily, there are plenty of options available that will help you look and feel your best. Eric P. Bachelor, M.D. and his team in Pleasanton or Danville, CA can provide you with Sculptra, a natural-looking filler that will help you keep your appearance young and fresh-looking.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sculptra Injections?
Are you unhappy with the way you look? Do your cheeks and temples look hollow, or are you self-conscious about how undefined your cheekbones and jawline look? Whether you’ve always had these issues or they’re just a natural consequence of aging, know that you don’t need to put up with them.
Sculptra is a dermal filler designed to help fill in certain features on your face. It is carefully formulated, incredibly safe, and can help you achieve the more defined cheekbones or jawline that you’ve been missing. While it won’t work on all areas of the face, it can effectively improve the appearance of several areas. So, are you a good candidate? Let’s take a look at who this treatment might work best for.
You Want to Improve the Appearance of Your Temples
As you get older, you may notice that your temple area is less full. This can give you an older, gaunter appearance that you may not be satisfied with.
But if you decide to go with this treatment option, you’ll be able to fill in this area. You’ll be able to increase its fullness by around 40%, making you look younger and healthier in just a few quick treatment sessions.
You Want Fuller Cheeks
Your cheeks are often one of the first places on your face to lose fullness. Unfortunately, this can make you look gaunt and unhealthy. It’s also a major sign that you’re getting older, which is something you may not be comfortable advertising to the world.
This dermal filler was specifically designed to help add fullness to the cheek area. One of the benefits of filling in the cheek area is that doing this will also lift surrounding skin, helping you avoid and diminish any sagging that may take place.
You Want to Get Rid of Your Jowls
Jowls are one of the most unwanted signs of aging on your face. They are extremely common as your cheeks begin to lose volume. This causes the skin to sag, resulting in jowls that you may find make you extremely self-conscious.
This filler is a great way to help lift the skin. By lifting the skin, you’ll reduce or possibly even eliminate the appearance of your jowls. Instead of having to go with a surgical option, you’ll be able to receive an effective and non-invasive injectable that will provide you with the lifted appearance you want.
You Have Marionette Lines
Marionette lines are the wrinkles that appear around the corners of your mouth. They are so-called because they are similar to the lines on a marionette puppet. These wrinkles are caused by a combination of repeated facial expressions and a loss of volume.
These are very common wrinkles to receive. Luckily, there is an easy way to get rid of them. This dermal filler will provide more volume to the area. This, in turn, will help to smooth out those unwanted marionette lines.
You Have Nasolabial Folds
Because the area around your mouth and nose moves so frequently, it’s very common for wrinkles to appear in the area. One of the most common places you may find wrinkles is the area right between your nose and mouth. Vertical lines might appear, otherwise known as nasolabial folds. These are particularly deep folds that can be difficult to get rid of and manage.
If the appearance of your nasolabial folds is a result of a loss of volume in the area, then this dermal filler will be perfect for you. It can also easily be combined with other neuromodulators if your nasolabial folds are also caused in part by muscle hyperactivity.
All About Sculptra
This dermal filler was originally designed as a way for those living with HIV to regain any fullness that they may have lost due to the disease. However, it quickly became apparent that. This filler could work as a fantastic way for anyone to get volume in their face, especially if it’s been lost because of aging.
This is a safe, non-invasive way to add volume to certain areas of the face. Doing this will help you look fuller, healthier, and more youthful. It will also help to smooth out certain wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles and Volume Loss?
The first step to understanding how this filler can help you is to learn all about wrinkles and why they appear on your face. Your skin is made up of collagen and elastin, two proteins that provide your skin with its structure as well as its ability to “snap back” after you’ve made facial expressions.
However, as you age these proteins begin to reduce. This makes your skin less able to smooth out when the muscles underneath are relaxed. A reduction in collagen will also lead to less volume in your face.
How Does It Work?
This main ingredient in this dermal filler is called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. This ingredient is administered through a fine needle. Once it’s been injected, the PLLA will stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen.
This will make your face appear fuller and will help smooth out any wrinkled skin. Over time, your body will absorb the PLLA that’s been injected, leaving behind only the collagen that it’s helped to produce.
What Happens During Treatment?
If you’re considering getting this injectable, then you’re probably wondering what treatment looks like. The most important thing is to make sure that you’re receiving your injections from a licensed practitioner.
At our clinic, you’ll be welcomed into a clean, safe environment where we’ll administer the filler quickly and efficiently.
How to Prepare
One of the benefits of getting this filler is that you’ll need to do very little beforehand to prepare for it. While there are many treatment options available that will require a to-do list, this is not one of them.
Instead, you’ll simply need to avoid a few things to make the process as safe and effective as possible. Try to avoid medications like aspirin and ibuprofen in the week leading up to your treatment. Some supplements like St. John’s wort should also be avoided. You’ll want to stop drinking alcohol and smoking at least 24 hours before your appointment as well.
Before we administer the injection, we’ll begin with a consultation. This is an extremely important part of the process overall. It gives us a chance to learn what areas are concerning you, and discuss what a good treatment plan for you might be. It’s also a good chance for you to ask any questions that you might have about the process before we begin.
Once the consultation is complete, we can perform the injection. First, we will carefully clean the areas being treated to remove any oil or grime that’s built up. We may also apply a numbing cream to the area to make it as comfortable and pain-free as possible for you. Once the skin has been numbed, we will use a fine needle to strategically apply the injections at the desired areas. The process itself is very fast, and depending on how many injections you need could take as little as 20 or 30 minutes.
After the Treatment
There are many treatment options available that require a lengthy recovery period once the treatment or procedure is complete. Surgical options, for example, can take weeks of healing, and it can be uncomfortable and even painful. This won’t be good for anyone who has a busy life they need to get back to, or who doesn’t want to have to deal with any major pain or discomfort.
If you receive this filler, you’ll be able to leave the clinic immediately after your treatment. There are also only a few things that you’ll need to be mindful of as your skin heals. Make sure that you avoid direct sunlight for the first few days after treatment. Also, be aware that you should avoid strenuous activity or anything that might make you sweat.
This treatment offers plenty of benefits that are sure to win your over. Here are a few pros you can expect when you receive this filler.
Feel More Confident
Wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin won’t do much to boost your confidence. But while these are inevitable parts of aging, you don’t need to tolerate them.
With this filler, it would only take a few injection sessions for you to see and feel the difference in your appearance. You’ll appreciate how much younger and healthier you feel, and the way your confidence soars with your more youthful looks.
Get Natural-Looking Results
Some treatment options certainly make a difference, but a lot of the time that difference is pretty obvious. Maybe that’s something you’re seeking out, but many people want to do their best to avoid answering awkward questions about whether they’ve had any work done.
When you get this treatment, you’ll be delighted to know that your results will look completely natural. You’ll notice a difference in your appearance, but it will happen gradually. This looks much more natural than many other fillers available, or surgical options.
Maintain Your Results for a Long Time
No filler is able to offer a permanent solution to aging. That said, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t expect your filler to last you a long time. Unfortunately, many fillers will require you to come in every few months to maintain your results.
With this filler, you’ll be able to enjoy your new, youthful appearance for a long time. If you keep up with a healthy lifestyle, then you may be able to keep your skin looking young and healthy for up to two years.
Learn More Today
If you’re looking for a way to appear younger and get the healthy-looking skin you’ve been missing, then Sculptra could be the perfect solution for you. You’ll be able to get more definition in your face, fill in any volume you may have lost with age, and smooth out wrinkles. Are you ready to learn more about how this filler can help you? Get in touch with Eric P. Bachelor, M.D. in Pleasanton or Danville, CA today.