Today, there are innumerable ways to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the face, neck, and even the hands. In fact, the area of aesthetic medicine continues to grow as innovative new solutions are developed. In addition to consulting with patients regarding cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. James also recognizes the value of an early start to anti-aging treatments.
Restoring more youthful features is often done with dermal fillers. These products can add more volume to the cheeks, temples, and the lips. They can be injected into creases, bringing depressed skin up to the surface to take years off the face. Due to their versatility, soft tissue fillers are the treatment of choice for many people. If you are considering wrinkle reduction with this solution, you can benefit from the discernment of your experienced physician. Dr. James explains how some fillers differ from others.
The majority of soft tissue fillers are derived from hyaluronic acid, or HA. This naturally occurring substance acts as a lubricant and moisturizer in areas such as joints, the eyes, and the skin. The older we get, the less hyaluronic acid the body makes. Decreases in elastin and collagen compound the aging that is noticed on the skin. While HA fillers are an excellent choice in situations in which the facial skin needs a boost of support, Sculptra is a product that does this and more.
Sculptra was first developed more than fifteen years ago. Rather than a base of hyaluronic acid, this filler contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid. Still a biocompatible substance, this acid is responsible for wrinkle reduction plus an ongoing boost in collagen production. What this means is that your treatment will provide you with an immediate restoration of volume, as well as lasting improvement that can go on for several years.
The Sculptra filler has been uniquely designed for this intended effect. While the final result may take a bit longer to notice, patients appreciate the longevity of their refreshed appearance. Depending on the end goal, up to three sessions may be scheduled over the course of a few months. Each application of the product stimulates the rebuilding of collagen stores that support smoother, tighter skin.
We understand the value of beauty, and we provide you with the services you need to feel good about your skin. Call (504) 378-2030 for your personal consultation with Dr. James.