As we age, our faces lose the “chubby-cheek” appearance that “baby-fat” provides. In fact, many in their twenties and thirties may still have full faces due not to weight gain or obesity, but rather youth. Over time, as we lose this full faced appearance, we can take on a gaunt look, which naturally looks older and more melancholy. Imagine any 90 year-old you have seen, and recall the gaunt appearance that person has in his or her face. In addition to a global loss of volume, the skin itself has become thin and loose, leading to contour deficiencies that appear as dark shadows in the face.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is used as a treatment regimen divided into up to 4 sessions scheduled 3-4 weeks apart to rejuvenate the face by restoring lost volume and replacing lost collagen. This provides a natural look which is long-lasting (up to two years) which is subtle but significant. At the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, it is frequently used as part of the Liquid Facelift, together with Botox®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse®.
Sculptra® is an FDA-approved facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, and can help correct facial hollows, wrinkles, and folds. The active ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians and surgeons for several decades.
To learn more about what Sculptra® Aesthetic can do for you, simply call (626) 447-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chow. You may also click one of the links below for more information.