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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by anartife in san josé, costa rica
Sculptra is not a treatment that would normally be used in a similar fashion as laser treatments. These two treatments have different goals. Sculptra is an injectable filler which is placed into the deeper areas of the skin or soft tissues to help create volume or skin thickening. Sometimes, this can help smooth out some of the surface lines, but the main effect is for a restoration of volume. One thing to know in advance is that Sculptra does require multiple treatment sessions to...
After several treatments, usually done about six weeks apart, many patients have up to 2 years or more of benefit.
These two treatments are not mutually exclusive and sometimes compliment each other very well. Sculptra, or PLLA, is an injectable agent that targets the loss of volume that occurs with aging. This includes thinning of the skin and loss of fat under the skin. By thickening the skin there is also some effect on skin laxity. Rejuvenating lasers generally target skin for tightening, as well as, thickening. It sounds as if you are experiencing the typical signs of aging, with both volume...
Sculptra stimulates cells in your skin to produce collagen which thickens the skin giving it a firmer look, so it appears to sag less. Strategic placement of the product can produce results that visually make the face look lifted and the jowls less noticeable.