Our skin is amazingly resilient, able to stretch and contract with the movements of our facial muscles. As we mature, however, our skin gradually becomes less elastic. This is due to the loss of collagen, fat, and other regenerating substances. The appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines is a normal result of the aging process. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the effects of time without the aid of surgery.
At Petaluma Botox in Novato, CA we are experts in non-invasive rejuvenation techniques. We design personalized skin rejuvenation plans for our patients, including injectable treatments to plump and smooth out age-related flaws. Sculptra dermal filler is an excellent option for individuals who would like to reduce smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.
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How Sculptra works
There are a variety of dermal fillers available today, which can be distinguished by their active agents and how they rejuvenate the skin. Many fillers are also specially formulated to address specific areas of the face. Sculptra is known as a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. It contains PLLA microparticles that prompts the production of collagen, a key component that gives the skin structure and elasticity. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers which hydrate the skin, Sculptra reinforces the skin’s structure at a deep level. Overtime, collagen-stimulating PLLA particles are absorbed by the body leaving, a collagen framework. The result is a smoothing of lines and creases, such as nasolabial folds.