Collagen Stimulation with Sculptra

Collagen Stimulation with Sculptra

 It is a simple, well-known fact that we lose collagen in our skin as we age, and not just on the face.  Collagen loss gradually begins in the 20's, but this process accelerates rapidly during the first 5 years after menopause, when 30% of collagen slips away from our skin.  Certain areas of the body, such as the neck or the forearms, may show signs first due to the thinner, more delicate skin here.  While Sculptra was originally used to help volumize the face, it is now being used in other areas to rejuvenate the body.  Dr. Brown has been injecting Sculptra since it was first available in the United States in 2004.  She has had extensive training on various injection techniques with this product over the years.

Where can Sculptra be injected? 

Does Dr. Brown perform Sculptra Butt Lift Procedures?
 No, she does not.  She feels that other treatments are more cost effective for this area.  We don't want to waste your money on costly procedures with lesser results.

What exactly is Sculptra?
 Sculptra is a biodegradable injection of poly-l-lactic acid, meaning that this product gradually breaks down into natural substances and dissolves away over time.  During this process, it stimulates the body to build its own collagen, a more natural approach rather than fillers.  Producing collagen is a slow method, requiring several monthly treatments.  However, it gives the gradual, subtle effect that many patients desire.  In addition, this method has longer-lasting results, often 2-3 years for many patients.  We typically recommend 3 monthly treatments initially, with a single yearly procedure for collagen maintenance.

How can I know if this procedure is right for me?
 We prefer to have a consultation with each patient first to address individual concerns and construct a customized plan for treatment.  We also have a supplemental regimen that we recommend for all patients undergoing collagen stimulation.  Dr. Brown uses a variety of procedures and different injectable treatments depending on the needs of the patient.