411 on Sculptra

When you are younger, you can get away with a bit of filler in places to help lift areas that start to sag as you age. At some point, trying to modify,  lift, and bandaid places with filler where there is a lot of sagging along the bottom of the cheek area and jawline doesn’t work.

This is due to the loss of collagen and elastin as we age. Correcting your sagging jowls with filler at some point won’t be enough, and you’ll begin to lose your natural look with overfilled cheeks and still be frustrated with sagging skin that makes you look older. 

Once your cheeks begin to sag slowly, you need to start on a long-term path of natural aging while lifting these areas, not filler band-aids.

Sculptra is one of my favorite long-term solutions for sagging jowls. Sculptra is made of PLLA, a product made from ground-up suture material. This is mixed with water and injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin. As the body reabsorbs the material, it responds by starting collagen stimulation and increasing tone in the area.

 Where can we use Sculptra?

We use Sculptra primarily in the temples, cheeks, smile lines, and occasionally the booty area. As you can imagine, the booty area takes many more vials, but it has a beautiful, long-lasting result.

 How many treatments will I need?

Plan on at least three treatments of Sculptra. Each treatment will vary using  2 – 4 vials (in the face area) or 5 – 10+ vials (per booty cheek). This should be repeated every 4 – 6 weeks. While the initial investment may be significant,  you get a big bang for your buck regarding results.

 How long does it last?

Sculptra allows the body to take over and make collagen, giving a subtle natural result. Sculptra results can last up to 24 months. You have to be patient as it can take 3-4 months to see the final results. Some people even decide only to do Sculptra instead of filler and Botox because it is a natural way to approach aesthetics.

 Who is Sculptra for?

Sculptra is great for people who have a long-term goal in mind. This is also great for those clients who want to combine Sculptra with their Botox and fillers to get the best results. Sculptra results continue to improve, so if your goal is to age well and look natural, Sculptra may be just the product for you!

If you want to find out more and start on your long-term plan to age beautifully,  schedule a consultation to see if your skin is your skin would benefit from Sculptra! We offer in-person consultations at our Rocklin location, and virtual is available for your convenience.