If you’ve noticed some wrinkles and deep facial folds, it can make you feel self-conscious. You don’t feel that old, and you’re not ready to look older than you feel. It can be especially hard in the Valley where the youthful energy of the community seems to bring in wave after wave of perpetually young people. But you’re also not ready to get serious work done or let people know that you’re having treatments.
If this is how you feel, Sculptra® Aesthetic might be perfect for you. Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills uses this treatment to provide gradually appearing, natural-looking results that can last as much as two years. That’s up to 12 times as long as some injectable fillers.
Sculptra® Aesthetic helps your body rebuild collagen, an important structural protein that diminishes as we get older. The rebuilt collagen can reduce the appearance of many common facial wrinkles, including:
There are many different things that people describe as “smile lines.” In this case, we’re referring to lines that go from the corners of your nose around the sides of your mouth. These are also called nasolabial folds or “parenthesis lines.”
Marionette lines run from the mouth, down the sides of your chin, sometimes to your jawline. They get their name because they can create the impression that you look like a marionette or ventriloquist dummy. These are also sometimes called “laugh lines” or pre-jowl folds.
Chin wrinkles appear either in the chin itself or in lines that run parallel to the mouth between the lips and chin.
In addition, Dr. Michelle Reyes sometimes uses Sculptra® Aesthetic to help fill out your cheeks if they have become hollow because of weight loss and your athletic lifestyle.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is not your typical injectable filler. It’s not a gel or other substance we inject to replace lost volume. Instead, it’s a treatment to encourage your body to create its filler.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. Yes, it is related to the acid that builds up in your muscles when you engage in high-intensity exercise. Dehydration of lactic acid creates a natural polymer. After injection, the polymer breaks down, releasing the lactic acid, which causes slight irritation of your tissue. This doesn’t usually cause any immediate effects you can feel or see, but it stimulates the body to produce collagen.
Collagen is one of the body’s main structural proteins, and the synthesis of new collagen begins to fill in facial folds and wrinkles. Over time, this leads to a reduction of the appearance of common signs of facial aging, such as wrinkles, folds, and hollow cheeks.
It usually takes three treatment sessions with Sculptra® Aesthetic to achieve optimal results, which appear over a few months after your last injection.
Although Sculptra® Aesthetic is not as popular as some other dermal fillers, it can be the optimal cosmetic treatment for some people. That’s because it provides:
Many people find themselves in the situation where they want to do something about the appearance of wrinkles, but don’t want people to know they’re doing something about it. If this is how you feel, Sculptra® Aesthetic is a great option, as the results appear gradually, which makes them seem natural.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is also a good choice for people looking for long-lasting results. With some injectable fillers, you might need treatment every 3-6 months, but with Sculptra® Aesthetic results can last over two years.
Most people are very satisfied with the results of treatment. In clinical studies, 80% of people are satisfied with Sculptra® Aesthetic results 25 months after treatment. On the independent rating site Realself, 74% of patients give Sculptra® Aesthetic a “worth it” rating.
If you are looking to get cosmetic treatment at a place where discretion and compassion rule, consider The Med Spot in Woodland Hills. Here, Dr. Michelle Reyes has created a welcoming, safe space for everyone. Our professional, highly skilled team is dedicated to giving you great results and a great experience. Here you’re free to ask questions, get straight answers, and remain in control of your treatment.
Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping people in the Calabasas area to live better lives. She has expanded her practice in response to demand from patients, who come to her office from across the Valley, including Tarzana and Hidden Hills. Now she offers a wide range of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and healthy age management treatments. This lets her match each patient with the treatment that’s perfect for them.
If you are interested in Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment in the Woodland Hills area, please call 818-857-4299 or use our online form today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot.