Sculptra Aesthetic and Your Skin By dsherris on March 22, 2023

Sculptra Aesthetic treatmentAs a person ages, it is natural to notice subtle changes in their appearance. Gradually, fine lines and wrinkles develop, and elasticity and definition are lost. The face is regularly exposed to harsh environmental elements, making it one of the first areas of the body to show the signs of aging.

Facial plastic surgeon David A. Sherris offers several minimally invasive treatments to enhance the skin’s appearance without surgery. Injectable treatments, such as Sculptra® Aesthetic, revitalize the skin to restore a more youthful appearance. Dr. Sherris is happy to help his Buffalo, NY, patients consider how Sculptra Aesthetic benefits the skin and whether it can give them the cosmetic results they desire.

How Does Aging Affect the Skin?

Before discussing the effects of Sculptra Aesthetic on the skin, it’s important to explain how aging impacts skin tissues. As the body ages, the skin becomes thinner, and underlying fat deposits diminish. Collagen stores are gradually depleted as collagen production slows down.

Although they are not initially noticeable, changes in the skin begin when a person is as young as 20 years old. After age 20, the body begins producing around one percent less collagen each year. All of this results in a loss of plumpness and firmness, and skin that is more prone to wrinkling and sagging.

How Can Sculptra Aesthetic Enhance the Skin’s Appearance?

Sculptra Aesthetic is unlike other cosmetic injections because it is not a dermal filler. Sculptra Aesthetic is considered a biostimulant because it contains poly-L lactic acid that is absorbed into the deep layers of the skin to encourage the body’s natural collagen production. The treatment produces gradual, subtle, and long-lasting enhancement of the skin’s appearance. By stimulating collagen production, Sculptra Aesthetic provides our Buffalo patients with thicker, firmer skin, as well as increased volume.

Sculptra Aesthetic Treatment Sites

Sculptra Aesthetic can be used throughout the face to smooth out lines and wrinkles, fill in deep creases, and enhance the definition of facial features. Some of the most common applications of Sculptra Aesthetic include:

  • Minimizing the appearance of smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles
  • Adding volume and definition to the cheeks
  • Strengthening the appearance of the jaw

Sculptra Aesthetic Treatment

Sculptra Aesthetic is administered via injection over a series of treatments. The number of injections needed during treatment and the number of treatments required to get desired results varies based on the size of the treatment site and the condition of the patient’s skin. On average, our Buffalo patients can expect a series of three treatments spaced over the span of a few months.

How Long Do Sculptra Aesthetic Results Last?

Unlike other cosmetic injectable treatments, the results of Sculptra Aesthetic are not immediate. The skin gradually absorbs the product and increases collagen production over time. The treatment produces natural-looking and long-lasting skin enhancement. Final treatment results can last up to two years.

Contact Us

Dr. David A. Sherris offers numerous non-surgical and surgical treatments to reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate the facial appearance. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic treatments and which may be best suited to your unique needs and desires, send us a message online or call (716) 884-5102 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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