Sculptra Aesthetic is a bio-stimulant dermal filler that bolsters the body’s collagen production to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Like other fillers, it “fills in” sunken areas around the face and cheeks that can appear with age. But, after your treatment is when the magic really begins. That’s because Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance known to stimulate collagen growth. Collagen is a support protein that grants youthful skin its supple responsiveness.
Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. and his team of medical professionals are known beyond the Bay Area, throughout all of California, for their innovative approach to skincare. Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology is a hotbed for the latest skin rejuvenation techniques, located in the bucolic hills of Los Gatos. If you’re curious to learn more, browse our blog for a gimpse into the brilliant mind of Dr. Bitter.
- 1 The New Filler That Gets Better Over Time
- 2 Benefits of a Bio-Stimulatory Filler
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Your Private Consultation With Dr. Bitter
- 5 How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
- 6 Results
- 7 How Much Does Sculptra Aesthetic Cost?
- 8 FAQ
- 9 References
The New Filler That Gets Better Over Time
They say that good things come to those who wait. Patients who have received Sculptra treatments will certainly find that their patience is rewarded. Sculptra is a bio-stimulatory filler. Unlike other fillers, it does more than volumizing lax and sunken areas of the face. With Sculptra, your initial injection only marks the beginning of the rewards you’ll reap. Its poly-L-lactic acid formula begins working within the skin, rejuvenating your facial appearance from the inside, out.
By encouraging the body’s natural collagen production, Sculptra subtly improves the skin’s surface over time. Sculptra Aesthetic is like a facelift in slow motion. But, unlike the dramatic, overnight transformations of surgical procedures, Sculptra keeps your secret; its incremental enhancement of aging skin means even your dearest friends and loved ones may not even notice your wrinkles slowly fading until they’ve all but vanished!
Dr. Bitter and his team at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology can keep a secret, too. At your confidential consultation, you’ll learn more about all of our most effective skin treatments to help you decide which one might be right for you. Contact us at our Los Gatos offices to schedule your appointment. Furthermore, you can call (408) 358-5757 to speak directly with one of our helpful representatives.
Benefits of a Bio-Stimulatory Filler
Sculptra Aesthetic is unique among the fraternity of fillers because of its gradual, subtle and long-lasting effects. More than just a volumizing lift to target the signs of aging, Sculptra is bio-stimulatory, which means it catalyzes the rejuvenation processes under the skin. Collagen production is an important part of the healing process. It is a structural protein found in abundance in younger skin. It has an elastic quality that provides a pliant framework for facial contours. A rush of collagen production heals the constantly compounding, cumulative effects of aging and restores a youthful essence to the tone and timbre of the skin.
Because Sculptra Aesthetic is bio-stimulatory, it creates lasting improvements in the treatment area. The appearance of your results may come on gradually, but they will endure well beyond the ephemeral enhancements of other injectables. Sculptra Aesthetic’s results will last up to two or three years. Most patients will need two to five treatments to achieve optimal contouring.
Men and women alike can benefit from the skin sculpting enhancements of Sculptra Aesthetic. Aging and weight loss may drain the face of plump and vital volume. But Sculptra is a versatile filler because it creates chemistry within the skin, enticing the body to repair the skin’s healthy and spirited structure.
The treatment is not for everyone, however. Pregnant and breastfeeding women will be urged to forgo their Sculptra sessions until they’ve been cleared for the treatment by Dr. Bitter himself or the patient’s regular physician. Patients under the age of 18 are equally ineligible for Sculptra. If you have any skin outbreaks, redness or rashes, you should wait until those conditions resolve and then schedule a private consultation at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology.
Your Private Consultation With Dr. Bitter
Because Sculptra Aesthetic is quite different from most other injectables, it requires a practiced hand to get the results just right. A mere med spa injector only understands the skin in a superficial way. But distinguished dermatologist, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., takes such a personal role in the application of all his injectable treatments, especially with Sculptra. Fret not, because your skin is in good hands with Dr. Bitter.
At your personal consultation, the doctor or one of the many medical professionals he manages will confirm your candidacy for treatment. Then, we will propose an optimal course of treatment. Most patients will require three to five Sculptra sessions to achieve the results they are seeking.
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
The unique bio-stimulatory mechanism of Sculptra Aesthetic involves replacing lost collagen. Collagen is responsible for responsive and voluminous skin that is indicative of the vivacity of youth. But this structural protein gradually decreases while we age. Sculptra stimulates collagen and restores aging skin’s lost luster, which can help provide a refined, more youthful appearance.
Sculptra’s lasting effects mean its injection will require a deep dermatological understanding of the skin’s biology and structure—Sculptra Aesthetic is no everyday injectable! Dr. Bitter’s steady hands and clear-eyed gaze will guide the needle to its optimal spot. In addition to being a venerable doctor, Dr. Bitter is also a celebrated teacher. So you and trust that the quality of care at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology is outstanding at every level. Our phenomenal patient reviews certainly confirm this.
The wrinkle-reducing results of Sculptra’s unique, bio-stimulatory chemistry come on gradually. Unlike other dermal fillers with instant results that are observable on the same afternoon as your injections, Sculptra Aesthetic’s outcomes are timed with the body’s natural processes within the dermis. The full flowering of your results will bloom according to the biological rhythms of your stimulated skin’s collagen creation cycle. It is the deliberate but enduring pace that nature takes. The structural improvements to lax, sagging and aging skin will last for a couple of years.
To sustain Sculptra’s results, periodic touchups every six months or so are recommended. And, in order to get the best results, it is also recommended that you seek out a dermatologist or a certified injection specialist who is well trained in sculpting the skin over time.
How Much Does Sculptra Aesthetic Cost?
The extent of your treatment and the number of necessary touch-ups will all factor significantly into your final costs. At your confidential consultation with Dr. Bitter and his team, we will propose a comprehensive course of treatment, so you’ll get a roadmap of your personal aesthetic improvement. At this time, we’ll be best able to quote you an accurate price estimate.
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How long does Sculptra last?
The enduring outcomes of Sculptra Aesthetic are among its most celebrated benefits. While it’s true that a series of Sculptra sessions are required to guide the course of its gradually evolving results, the deliberate pace of its outcomes is complemented by rejuvenating enhancements that are measured in years, rather than months. In fact, Sculptra results last up to two or three years.
Does Sculptra Aesthetic look natural?
Sculptra Aesthetic appears very natural because it is a bio-stimulatory filler, so it works internally, deep within the dermis, to coax collagen production. Collagen production is a natural process that is drastically decelerated by the aging process. Indeed, it is a drop in collagen levels that causes aging skin to appear wrinkled and depleted. So, Sculptra Aesthetic injections rejuvenate the skin by leveraging your body’s own biology. Also, Sculptra’s gradually manifesting results avoid the artificially dramatic, unavoidably synthetic “reveals” of plastic surgery results. Your friends, family and even your most intimate relationships will be blissfully ignorant of your “slow-motion facelift” steadily appearing before their eyes.
How often do you get Sculptra Aesthetic injections?
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The organic tempo of Sculptra Aesthetic’s bio-stimulatory rejuvenation provides a golden opportunity for your doctor or injection specialist to guide the course of your aesthetic improvements while they develop over time.
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