Our patients in West Palm Beach must contend with many of the same skin problems as residents in other parts of the country. One difference is the abundance of sunshine and outdoor activities that can place area residents at a greater risk of developing problems like weathered skin that ages prematurely. One common cause of the development of wrinkles is a decrease in skin thickness caused by genetics, aging, and the environment. Few things will make you look older than aging skin and wrinkles. If you are dealing with a loss of facial volume and an increase in lines and wrinkles, a treatment with dermal fillers is a great alternative to cosmetic surgery.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, sometimes called facial fillers, are substances that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid in gel form. This flowing gel is injected into the face to restore lost facial volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles that appear when your skin grows thinner.
The results of treatment with dermal fillers are usually immediate. You should notice an increase in facial fullness and a decrease in wrinkles as they are pushed up and out. It is important to remember, however, that your results are temporary. You will continue to age normally, and the fillers will be gradually broken down by your body, requiring a follow-up treatment at our office in West Palm Beach.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Poly-L-lactic, or Sculptra, involves the use of microspheres suspended in a dermal filler. This synthetic polymer has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes and is readily available at our office in West Palm Beach.
Sculptra works by mildly affecting your skin, which causes it to increase the production of collagen. This is a clever way to coax your own body into increasing its natural levels of collagen and plumping your skin. One of the main benefits of a Sculptra treatment is that your results can last for up to an impressive two or three years!