It was once theorized that the average person loses about 1% of their natural collagen per year starting between the ages of 25-30. More recently, current studies suggest that some people can lose up to 5% of collagen per year starting as early as age 20. Collagen is considered the most prevalent protein in the human body, playing a key role in the structure of our skin. When collagen is lost, skin does not have the same resilience and suppleness that comes with youth. So, what can be done to combat the inevitable loss of collagen in our bodies and preserve the look of a smooth complexion? The answer: Sculptra Aesthetic.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator. A what? Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a synthetic polymer that has been used in the human body since 1960, is an “absorbable, semi-permanent, injectable implant that can gradually restore volume and stimulate collagen formation.” National Library of Medicine
Unlike complementary HA fillers which mainly work to fill fine lines and wrinkles, Sculptra works primarily by restoring natural collagen to the skin’s foundation through the use of naturally derived poly-L-lactic acid microparticles that penetrate deeply into the skin to improve overall skin quality from the outside in. Sculptra is the only FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid injectable treatment that works with your body to stimulate natural collagen growth. Sculptra has been clinically proven to progressively stimulate skin’s own natural collagen production to help improve firmness and promote glowing skin for a natural-looking appearance that can last up to two years!
How Long Before I See Results?
Unlike traditional fillers that offer immediate results, the collagen production process of Sculptra takes time. Natural collagen build-up can take several weeks, or even a few months, to become noticeable on the surface of the skin. A majority of our patients here at The Spa at MidAmerica report seeing optimized Sculptra results within approximately 2-3 months. This gradual process contributes to the longevity of Sculptra results.
Learn More About Sculptra
The Spa at MidAmerica invites you to join us for a Sculptra Lunch & Learn seminar at our office, located in Glen Carbon, IL, on Friday, February 16th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM. During this seminar, guests will enjoy a complimentary lunch as they are led through an educational presentation by our local Sculptra expert, followed by an interactive Q&A session with our medical spa provider team.
Event-exclusive Sculptra treatment specials will also be available for purchase to those in attendance:
- Buy 2 Sculptra vials, receive one (1) area of Dysport (up to 60 units) | $1,400
- Buy 3 Sculptra vials, receive one (1) syringe of Restylane filler | $,2000
- Buy 4 Sculptra vials, receive (2) syringes of Restylane filler | $2,650
- Maintenance vial: $50 off one (1) vial of Sculptra
- (Established Sculptra patients only. Limit 2 per patient.)
Have additional questions about Sculptra? Reach out to us! Fill out an online contact form or call our office at 618-307-6233 to speak with a patient care coordinator.