Biostimulators (Sculptra)

Sculptra is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to address facial volume loss and improve skin texture. The main component of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra works gradually over time, providing a subtle and natural-looking enhancement.

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As early as our mid 30’s our skin starts to display the first tell-tale signs of ageing such as wrinkles sagging and a lacklustre completion (to name but a few) Part of this aging process is due to our bodies producing less collagen – a fibrous protein that plays a pivotal role in the structure, support and shape of the skin. As much as 70% of our skin is composed of collagen. Simply put, a healthy amount of collagen is needed for one to have a youthful, glowing completion.

Sculptra is a treatment called a Collagen Biostimulators are injectable treatments that gradually restore the skin’s structure, while improving the appearance of wrinkles.
These treatments do not merely inject collagen to replace the amount that was lost, they also stimulate the body to produce more of it.

A collagen biostimulator works with your body to activate your skin’s own collagen production. Collagen biostimulators are injectable treatments that gradually restore the skin’s structure and improve the appearance of wrinkles. In other words, these treatments are not about injecting collagen. Instead, they stimulate your body to produce it.

When considering which aesthetic products may be right for your patients, it is
important to understand their individual treatment goals. Are they looking for immediate or
more gradual, long-term results? If the answer is the latter, they may be a suitable candidate for Sculptra®️, which works with your body to help revitalize collagen production and helps restore your skin’s inner structure and increase facial volume, to smooth facial wrinkles, such as smile lines.

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