The Liquid Facelift - An Alternative to Surgery

Dr. Sherry Ingraham shares a new method of replacing lost collagen by using an injectable. In some patients this is a great alternative to a traditional facelift. Sculptra® Aesthetic Houston, Katy, Pearland, Sugar Land FDA approved Sculptra® Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It works to correct shallow to deep facial lines that appear with age by replacing lost collagen to provide a more refined, youthful appearance. Sculptra® is FDA approved and gives you subtle results over a longer period of time so that you can maintain a more natural looking appearance. On average, a series of three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months to produce noticeable results, which emerge subtly and can last up to two years. How does Scultpra® work? Sculptra® is a collagen stimulator which is injected into the dermis or subcutaneous layer, filling in spaces where collagen has been lost. Sculptra® is made from poly-L-lactic acid. It gradually and subtly corrects wrinkles and fine lines so it appears natural. Sculptra® achieves excellent results adding volume to all parts of the face. How is the procedure performed? During the Sculptra® procedure, a patient is given a series of injections through an ultra-fine needle in the desired area. A topical numbing cream is administered for optimal comfort. Results are natural looking and appear gradually over a few weeks time. Sculptra® can last two years or more because it causes the body to stimulate its own collagen. The number of injections and the number of injection sessions vary from person to person.