One of the reasons that we begin to experience the signs of aging is the fact that our skin produces less and less collagen, as we grow older. When combined with other variables such as harsh beauty products, gravity, and one’s genetics, practically everyone will develop lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin at some point in their life. Those who are ready to once again look as young as they feel should consider the use of Sculptra and other cosmetic surgeries such as a lift to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Modern Cosmetic Treatments
No one should begin this process with the belief that there is only one treatment option available to them. Countless patients mix-and-match cosmetic treatments to come up with the absolute best results. This is especially common with non-surgical treatments such as Sculptra that will create subtle changes to one’s appearance without the need for a comprehensive procedure. Many people mix this filler with options such as face and neck lifts.
What Are Injectables?
Lifestyle choices such as one’s diet and how much time they spend in the sun will affect how their skin ages. Those that actively attempt to protect their skin can delay the signs of aging, but everyone’s skin will begin to break down collagen and elastin at some point. These two substances give our skin its toned and tight appearance, and once they are gone patients might notice fine lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and loose skin.
There are surgical options to improve the appearance of one’s skin, but these procedures do come with some drawbacks. For many patients, the problem with cosmetic surgery is the longer recovery period. When surgery is combined with injectables such as Sculptra, less surgical work must be done. This means lower costs, a shorter recovery period, and better results. Sculptra injections are comprised of substances such as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that stimulate the skin and force the body to begin producing more collagen.
Preparing for Sculptra
The average patient will have four or five appointments for their Sculptra injections to maximize the results. These appointments are typically scheduled a few weeks apart and begin with an initial consultation so that the doctor can get an idea of the patient’s medical history and their cosmetic goals. The actual injections can be carried out in as little as five minutes, and the results will become apparent within the first few days. There is absolutely no recovery time for these injections, and the patient’s skin will continue to improve for weeks after the injections.
Combining Sculptra with Surgery
Every patient will need to speak with their cosmetic surgeon to see if they would be an ideal candidate for multiple cosmetic treatments. While these different treatments are safe and effective, mixing surgeries with injectables could alter the results. Depending on one’s medical history, the surgeon might want to get an idea of the patient’s natural appearance before proceeding with a facelift or other similar procedure.
Dr. Funcik provides Sculptra, along with other injectables that can go along with surgery. At his office, Dr. Funcik will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.