Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow down its effects on your skin. You may know a lot about dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, the minimally invasive cosmetic procedure second only to Botox®, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But if you don’t know Sculptra®, you’re in for a surprise.

Our team of medical professionals and licensed estheticians at AK Beautiful You LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, offers all three of these amazing treatments, each delivering distinct benefits. However, since Sculptra is the new kid on the block, this blog focuses on its unique advantages so you can make an informed decision about your anti-aging treatment.

The biology behind aging skin

You probably don’t think much about what keeps your skin looking young until it starts looking old. Here’s what’s going on under the surface.

As you age, your skin loses vital proteins and substances, namely hyaluronic acid, elastin, collagen, and fat. The lack of these essential elements triggers a few problems. First, your skin volume decreases. The natural fat and fluid that once plumped your skin and gave it pleasing contours is now missing, so your skin sinks into the low spots.

With less volume under the surface, the outer skin gives way to gravity’s pull and begins to sag.

Finally, like a deflated latex balloon, your skin shrivels and wrinkles, unable to bounce back to its original shape.

That’s the bad news — the good news is that you can reverse those effects with Sculptra.

Sculptra approaches volume loss differently

Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which restores volume by replacing lost collagen. JUVÉDERM is one of those fillers, and our AK Beautiful You team loves what it does for your skin texture and facial contours. However, you need another injection once the product wears off in 6-12 months.

Many of our patients aren’t bothered by that and appreciate the natural look, the subtle changes, and the controllability of HA-based fillers.

But others want more from their filler, and that’s where Sculptra comes in. Instead of HA, Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid, which not only replaces lost volume immediately, but also stimulates your body to generate more collagen on its own, so your results keep going for up to two years.

Advantages of Sculptra

Sculptra has taken the cosmetic world by storm because there’s practically no downside. Here’s what Sculptra can do for you:

  • Restore lost facial volume
  • Smooth out deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve your skin’s tone and texture
  • Increase elasticity
  • Deliver long-lasting results
  • Provide a safe, FDA-approved anti-aging solution

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing the effects of aging, Sculptra may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This nonsurgical, long-lasting treatment gives you smooth, youthful skin that looks natural and is easy to maintain.

To learn more or to schedule a Sculptra treatment, call AK Beautiful You LLC, or request an appointment online.

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