If you have recently begun exploring your options for correcting nasolabial folds, then you might want to consider the dermal filler known as Sculptra®. This injectable has quite a few benefits over hyaluronic acid fillers that are not always as effective at treating deeper smile lines.
Dynamic wrinkles become visible when certain expressions are made and disappear when the face is relaxed. Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are deeper folds that tend to be visible no matter what expression you are making. Nasolabial folds are often dynamic wrinkles that transition into static wrinkles as we grow older. They are initially apparent due to contracting muscles just under one’s skin. As we grow older, a loss of collagen and elastin can result in permanent folds running between the nose and mouth.
Many of the most common fillers contain an active ingredient known as hyaluronic acid. This particular substance is very effective at softening fine lines, but it rarely does much to address larger wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds.
The active ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid, a compound that creates an excellent framework for smooth and healthy skin. Sculptra® is also injected deeper than other fillers, and this creates much more dramatic changes to one’s appearance.
While you will notice immediate results after your first set of injections, the poly-L-lactic acid will continue to stimulate the area and trigger your body’s natural healing process over the course of a few months. Your body will produce additional collagen to tighten your skin and create a toned appearance. Because of this two-stage approach, many of our patients enjoy the results of Sculptra® for upwards of two years!
Well before you have your injections carried out, you will first need to speak with our medical staff to discuss your medical history and your goals. Sculptra® is both safe and effective, but dermal fillers are not right for everyone. These injectables enhance your features and create subtle changes to your face. Patients who are hoping to completely change their appearance will most likely want to consider other treatment options. The entire process of treating nasolabial folds with Sculptra® lasts just 20 or 30 minutes.
Most patients benefit from multiple treatment sessions carried out a few weeks apart. Each session will further soften the nasolabial folds and improve the texture of your skin. When the results begin to fade, you can simply contact our office and schedule a touch-up appointment with one of our specialists.
Located in Birmingham, Skin Boutique proudly offers Sculptra® as a safe and convenient method of treating deep nasolabial folds in addition to other skin conditions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about how this injectable can benefit you.