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Sculptra for Cellulite Reduction

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable dermal filler, that works alongside the body’s natural regenerative processes to stimulate the production of collagen – treating a variety of issues including, wrinkles, fine lines, and the presence of cellulite.

Sculptra for Wrinkles & Fine Lines

As we age, our skin is exposed to years of environmental elements such as the wind, rain, the sun’s UV rays, pollution and more. These elements are known to damage the skin, and as aging saps the body of much needed collagen – a vital skincare protein, making up the connective tissue in our skin, we are left without our valuable defense system. This causes our skin and tissue to lose its inner volume and produce wrinkles and other blemishes. Sculptra can help combat the appearance of these issues, including:

  • Smile lines: Wrinkles or lines that extend from the outside of the nose to the edge of the lips, similar to nasolabial folds.
  • Marionette lines: Wrinkles or lines surrounding the mouth’s edge, similar to the lines of a marionette doll.
  • Chin wrinkles: Wrinkles or lines that extend from the jawline to the chin, and sometimes extend up to the bottom of the lips.

Sculptra for Cellulite

While most in the aesthetic industry have known Sculptra to be a valuable treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds, in recent years it has gained traction as a highly effective treatment for the presence of unwanted, unsightly cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite dimples are lumpy fat deposits that often present themselves as dimpled, depressions on areas like the hips, thighs, buttocks, and even the belly. Despite being made up of fatty deposits, cellulite is often impervious to diet and exercise. While it can help, it is unlikely to remove or even provide a noticeable reduction in cellulite.

How Does Sculptra Help with Cellulite Removal?

An injectable dermal filler, Sculptra contains a synthetic acid known as poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. Despite being a synthetic compound, it is biocompatible with our body chemistry and biodegradable – meaning it can be naturally absorbed into the body, without any associated risks or complications.

When Sculptra is injected, it works by stimulating the production of fresh, new collagen to replenish lost volume (due to aging and other factors) beneath the skin. As it does in the treatment of wrinkles, Sculptra works the same for cellulite. The new collagen fills up the dimpled, depressions and smooths out the skin to achieve the similar volume of the surrounding skin tissue.

How Does it Work?

Collagen is a vital protein within our bodies, that makes up the majority of our structural & connective tissue(s). Considering that Sculptra’s PLLA particles are able to stimulate the production of fresh, new collagen, it provides a fullness to the depressed cellulite area and creates connective tissue to even out the area with the surrounding skin tissue.

How Long Does the Process Take?

Generally, each Sculptra session is fairly quick and easy, with the injection only taking a matter of minutes, depending on the size and severity of the cellulite area. However, depending on the size of the cellulite dimples and the amount of correction needed, we might recommend patients undergo multiple sessions in order to achieve maximum results.

Once you have achieved your desired results however, Sculptra is one of the longest lasting dermal fillers available today, and results can last upwards of 2 years.

For more information on Sculptra for cellulite reduction, or to schedule a consultation, please free to contact the office of Dr. Ritu Saini today.

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