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Collagen: The Skin’s
Structural Support Protein

Collagen is a fibrous protein that offers structural support to the skin. It provides strength, elasticity, and firmness to the skin, ensuring a youthful appearance. The fibrous proteins bind skin tissues together, keeping your skin firm and taut against the force of gravity. However, as we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging, and a loss of skin volume. Sculptra stimulates natural collagen production to replenish the skin’s structural support and reverse the effects of aging.

Sculptra: An Overview

Sculptra is a renowned non-surgical cosmetic injectable designed to combat the signs of aging. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra’s main component is poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates the production of collagen—a vital protein responsible for skin’s elasticity and volume. When injected, Sculptra gradually enhances collagen levels, resulting in a natural-looking rejuvenation lasting up to two years. This innovative treatment is ideal for individuals seeking to restore facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles without surgery.

Sculptra Corrects:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Sagging skin
  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Temple hollows
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Sunken under-eye areas
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Aging hands

Benefits of Sculptra:

  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment
  • Long-lasting results—two years or more
  • Natural-looking rejuvenation
  • Minimal side effects and no downtime
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Suitable for various facial concerns
  • Gradual and subtle improvement

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Sculptra FAQs

How does Sculptra work?

Sculptra’s key ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid, encourages the skin to produce more collagen. This process gradually restores volume and elasticity, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

What are the typical treatment areas?

Sculptra is commonly used to address wrinkles, facial lines, hollow cheeks, and areas with volume loss, such as temples and jawlines. It can also improve skin texture and tone.

Is Sculptra painful?

Discomfort during Sculptra injections is generally minimal, and a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the treatment area if desired.

What is the downtime after a Sculptra treatment?

Sculptra treatments typically involve little to no downtime. Some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site, which usually resolves within a few days. While normal activities can be resumed immediately, strenuous workouts and direct sunlight should be avoided for a few days to ensure optimal recovery.

How long do Sculptra results last?

Sculptra provides long-lasting results, with effects that can persist for up to two years. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to maintain the desired look.

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Why Choose Dr. Daniela Burchhardt?

Dr. Daniela Burchhardt is an accomplished double board-certified facial plastic surgeon renowned for her commitment to helping her patients achieve optimal facial balance and harmony, resulting in a beautifully natural appearance. With her deep dedication to patient satisfaction and honest, authentic approach, Dr. Burchhardt ensures patients are fully informed to make confident decisions about their aesthetic goals. To embark on your journey towards optimal facial harmony, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burchhardt today.

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