With aging comes many changes to the skin and body. One common complaint of patients who are in their 40’s and 50’s is the loss of volume that occurs. After the age of 30, many men and women will experience volume loss. This is due to the loss of natural collagen and elastin. The result? Changes to the facial structure that make patients look older. To restore this youthfulness, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis doesn’t always suggest plastic surgery, but instead, Sculptra cosmetic injectables.
Sculptra is a revolutionary cosmetic injectable used by patients to address volume loss in the face. This injectable differs from dermal fillers in a few different ways. First, Sculptra is formulated with poly-L-lactic acid. This ingredient is used to stimulate collagen and elastin production where injected. Not only does this add volume in the area treated, but it also maintains volume longer—often several years before reinjection is needed. Additionally, this product will naturally absorb with time safely into the body where the lymphatic system will flush it out. It is safe, effective, and FDA-approved for moderate to severe facial volume loss.
Patients will have the initial Sculptra injection performed during their first visit. Then, additional injections can be completed over time, weeks or months apart depending on the patient’s unique needs. Patients can then have routine injections done annually to slow the unwanted signs of aging and maintain as much volume as possible.
Who is candidate for Sculptra?
Most adult patients with facial volume loss are appropriate candidates for treatment, though we do recommend patients scheduling a consultation appointment with our doctor for a thorough evaluation first.
Are you interested in injectable cosmetic treatments?
While plastic surgery can help patients with moderate to severe skin concerns, non-invasive treatment may be a better solution for those with mild signs of aging and volume loss. If you want to learn more about the benefits of using Sculptra to enhance your appearance, call Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team at (416) 925-5775. Our team of associates can educate patients on the ways in which they add volume to the facial areas to improve contours and turn back time on aging skin!