The Facial Aging processes
Several changes in the bone, muscles, and skin contribute to skin aging. Facial aging mainly includes bone atrophy and soft-tissue changes. So examining the entire facial tissue is pivotal to offering natural results.
The loss and expansion of bone is key contributor to facial aging. By the age of 60, most people experience bone and tissue mass loss by an average of 25%. and the orbital aperture increases.
Changes in fat also cause facial aging. Fat pad cells are situated in 2 layers:
- A superficial layer
- fascia superficialis
Both help gives your skin a healthy look while the deep layer under and around the muscles makes your face look youthful.
However, as you age, the fat position and volume change. This, in turn, changes your facial appearance. And sagging becomes visible due to the excessive skin and elastic recoil.
It isn’t clear if muscles change or age, physiologically. However, research shows that deep fat underneath the muscle causes its curvilinear shape. Volume loss underneath the muscles causes structures to straighten and shorten gradually. This then takes on a firm look.
Aging causes the dermal collagen matrix to fragment. This leads to the impairment of the fibroblast function. Fibroblasts can no more attach to the fragmented collagen fibers. It then collapses and produces high levels of collagen-degrading enzymes and a low amount of collagen.
When the skin loses the needed levels of collagen, this imbalance increases the aging process. This then causes elastosis, dermal atrophy, static and dynamic wrinkles.
Mode of Action and Safety of Poly-L-Lactic Acid
Indeed, Sculptra PLLA is a deep tissue rejuvenator. It offers soft tissue augmentation via stimulating the production of collagen. PLLA is quite different from traditional injectable fillers. This treatment helps generate new volume progressively via fibroblast stimulation. This then causes the skin to form new collagen. What’s more, results can last up to 25 months.
Target areas for Sculptra
- Malar area
- Pre-auricular area
- Chin area
- Prejowl sulcus
- Medial from the DAO muscle
PLLA can’t be used in the following areas:
- Crow’s feet and eyelids
- Depressor anguli oris muscle
- Perioral area (periorbital area and upper lip perioral lines)
- Vermillion border of the lip and front headlines
Combining other procedures with Sculptra
To achieve effective tissue augmentation, you can use PLLA as a foundation for other treatments. These include:
- Plasma PRP injection
- Chemical peels
- Laser resurfacing
Post care treatment
Good post-treatment care can help prevent the formation of papules and maximize the growth of collagen growth. While data to back massages as post-treatment is insufficient, doctors recommend massaging the area for some minutes.
Other post-care treatment includes:
- Avoid taking alcohol excessively.
- Don’t exercise for the first 24 hours
- Avoid sun exposure until any redness or swelling
Visit your doctor after some months to examine symmetry and volume correction. During the evaluation, your doctor will determine if you need further treatments. Any re-stimulation after 2 years, you’ll only need between 30% and 50% of the previous PLLA amount.
Sculptra injectable Poly-L-Lactic acid is a potent collagen stimulator, which rejuvenates and restructures the face. It restores volume to give you a youthful and healthier appearance.
We offer Sculptra injectable Poly-L-7-Lactic acid at Albany laser and cosmetic center. Our injectable Poly-L-Lactic acid treatments work gently and gradually over time for a more youthful look.