Collagen is a protein that is key to youthful skin. At our Ethos MedSpa locations in Chesterfield and Clayton, MO, we offer treatments with Sculptra®, a unique dermal filler that works with your body to promote increased collagen and elastin production. Sculptra® is a biostimulator that can address the most common signs of aging that result from volume loss and cosmetic imperfections in a completely natural way.
Sculptra® is a unique cosmetic injectable that uses an active ingredient called poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production abilities when injected into various areas of the face and body (neck, chest/decolette, back of arms, stomach/abdomen (post-pregnancy or weight loss), above knees). This injectable is a versatile biostimulator that can improve various areas of the middle and lower half of the face as well as different areas of the body. Sculptra® is a safe and effective option for those looking to enhance and improve their appearance. The treatment only takes a few minutes to complete, and injections are quick and virtually painless. When you schedule your treatments at one of our Ethos MedSpa locations, you can feel confident knowing you’ll be treated by an expert injector who knows how much product to inject and where to inject it to help you reach your specific goals.
Treating Volume Loss in the Middle and Lower Half of the Face
As a biostimulator and dermal filler, Sculptra® can treat the most common signs of aging that appear from volume loss on the middle and lower half of the face. We can use this injectable to treat the smile lines that form between the nose and the mouth. These lines vary in severity and range from etched-in lines to more severe nasolabial folds.
We can also inject this biostimulator into different areas of the chin to smooth chin wrinkles, as well as into the areas around the mouth where marionette lines commonly form. Post-treatment, the poly-L-lactic acid will work within the skin to stimulate the body to increase natural collagen and elastin production, strengthen the structure of the skin, and deliver results that last up to two years.
Butt Enhancement Treatments
If you are tired of trying to improve the appearance of your buttocks with extra squats, deadlifts, and hip thrusts at the gym, we can help you reach your aesthetic goals here in our office. We can perform a treatment known as the Sculptra® BBL, a minimally invasive, non-surgical version of the popular BBL.
Injections into specific areas of the buttocks will stimulate increased collagen production in the area to add natural yet noticeable volume to the buttocks and enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance. Plus, the results will look completely natural since your body will use your own collagen to deliver your results.
While you may notice some initial results, the best results will appear in the weeks following treatment as a body produces increased collagen and elastin to naturally augment the area. Your results can last two to five years, and maintenance Sculptra® BBL treatments will help you maintain fuller and naturally enhanced buttocks long-term.
90% of women and 10% of men suffer from cellulite in various body areas. If you have cellulite, you know that topical products and DIY treatments very rarely, if ever, make a difference in the appearance of cellulite. We can use this biostimulator not only to address aging on your face and enhance the buttocks but also to reduce cellulite. During treatment, we will inject the right amount of Sculptra® into areas with cellulite.
The body will respond to the active ingredient in this injectable by producing more collagen and elastin, which will naturally increase skin volume and strengthen the skin’s foundational layers. As the skin gets stronger and volume increases, you’ll see a significant improvement in the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is designed specifically to target those cellulite dimples that create textural irregularities on the surface of the skin.
It takes approximately six weeks to notice treatment results, and once visible, results can last up to 15 months. Maintenance treatments can help you continuously target those cellulite dimples and maintain a uniform skin texture long-term.
What Kind of Results To Expect
You may see some initial results after your injection as the formula containing the active ingredient may temporarily plump your skin. However, your skin may resume its pre-injection state in the days following treatment, which is completely normal. As your body produces increased collagen, you’ll see gradual results and a noticeable improvement in lines, wrinkles, and facial folds on the middle and lower half of your face.
Post-Treatment Care Instructions
You won’t have to plan around downtime after your treatment, but we will give you instructions on how to promote optimal results. You’ll be directed to massage the treated areas for five minutes five times a day for the first five days after your treatment. You should also avoid excessive sun exposure, including any UV light, to protect your skin and promote optimal results.
Am I a Treatment Candidate?
Patients who want a natural solution to treat the signs of aging and cellulite or are looking for a way to naturally enhance their buttocks make good candidates for Sculptra® treatments. The product does not contain any animal or human byproducts and, as a result, doesn’t require allergy testing before treatment. Most patients tolerate this product well but we will schedule an initial consultation to confirm that it’s the right choice for you.
It’s important to note that, unlike hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, biostimulators take longer to deliver the desired results. However, you will see dramatic improvements in your appearance in the weeks following treatment as you see the effects of increased collagen and elastin production.
Reverse the Aging Process and Improve Your Appearance With Your Natural Collagen
This injectable provides a natural way to improve your appearance and capitalize on your body’s ability to increase collagen in specific areas of the face and body. We can give you more details about this treatment, its benefits, and how we can use it in your unique treatment plan to help you reach your aging-related and aesthetic goals.