Laugh Lines Fade Away with Sculptra
We’ve all heard the adage, “Laughter is the best medicine.” And while laughter can help prevent many ailments, it can’t help from leaving its mark on your face. Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the lines that run from your nose to your mouth and marionette lines, also known as laugh lines, are the lines that frame your mouth. Smile lines, laugh lines, and chin wrinkles are common signs of facial aging that occur from the natural loss of collagen and years of repetitive facial motion from laughter, smiling, and frowning. Based on your genetics, skin elasticity, skin care routine, and a variety of other factors, these lines can range from shallow wrinkles to deep creases or folds which can add many years to the appearance of your face. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that has been used worldwide since 1999 to address the underlying cause of laugh lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is different than other injectables because it is not a filler; it is a treatment that is absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen. While fillers provide immediate, temporary correction to wrinkles, Sculptra® Aesthetic is made with synthetic material, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is not harmful to living tissue and can be safely broken down by the body. A specialist injects the treatment into the deep dermis. Within a few days after the injection, the body begins to absorb the microparticles of PLLA which begin to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production and reinforce skin structure by rebuilding a collagen framework. Restoring this grid structure of collagen replaces lost facial volume and smoothes out wrinkles and lines. The treatment regimen is typically three injections, depending on your level of collagen loss, over a three to four-month period. Visible results appear gradually throughout this treatment time with results lasting up to two years.
It is crucial to have a highly trained and experienced injector administer your treatments to maximize Sculptra’s benefits and minimize side effects. Our Nurse Injectors at Dr. Shapiro’s Skin Klinic have decades of experience and are the most highly trained and certified injectors in Arizona. In addition to being knowledgeable about how to inject the treatment, each of our nurse injectors has an artistic eye and knows the precise location to inject the treatment for the most beautiful and complimentary results.
If you are ready to say goodbye to laugh lines and regain your natural, youthful appearance, call Dr. Shapiro’s Skin Klinc (480) 451-1700 to schedule an appointment with a Nurse Injector today!