If you have lost volume in your face as a symptom of either aging or weight loss, it can make you look older or less attractive. If you want to restore the youthful fullness of your face, facial fillers are a good option, but many people want longer-lasting results that can come when their own body generates its own filler. For some people, fat injection is a great option, but for people without sufficient donor regions (pockets of excess fat), Sculptra Aesthetic® offers a positive alternative.
If you are looking for the best facial rejuvenation solution for you, visit board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili. For a personalized recommendation, request a consultation or call (713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic is different from injectable dermal fillers, although many Houston patients choose this treatment for similar reasons. Sculptra is an injectable treatment that stimulates your body to make its own filler. It is composed of poly-l-lactic acid, a natural compound that can be derived from many sources, such as corn starch. When injected deep into your skin, Sculptra stimulates your body to produce collagen, which is naturally lost as part of the aging process. The result is your body naturally filling in its own wrinkles with its own material.
Advantages of Sculptra
Sculptra has several advantages over more traditional wrinkle fillers such as Restylane®. First, and most importantly, the results are longer-lasting. In clinical trials, results lasted up to two years, twice the length of results shown by other injectable fillers. And because Sculptra works gradually, you don’t have the problem of results that are obvious because you transform immediately overnight. Instead, your results appear gradually over a few months as your body naturally rejuvenates itself.
Because the filler is derived from your own tissue, it is similar to fat injections, but is an option for people who do not have suitable donor regions of fat. This is common for women and men who are trying to improve their facial appearance after significant weight loss.
Why Choose Dr. Yalamanchili for Your Sculptra Treatment
Because the results of Sculptra appear gradually, it is a challenging treatment to use. Fewer surgeons are able to use the treatment successfully than more traditional fillers. Dr. Yalamanchili has extensive experience using Sculptra. He knows how to get the best results from Sculptra, both as an individual treatment and in combination with other facial fillers.