Bio Stimulating Injectables (Sculptra, Radiesse)
Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid particles to help rebuild collagen for a more youthful look (think of a grain of sand creating a mild irritation inside an oyster shell resulting in a beautiful pearl). If you imagine filler being an icing on the cake, Sculptra would be the cake itself. Sculptra allows you to add more fullness without the risk of looking “over-filled.” Typically 3-6 treatments are necessary, spaced 1 month apart, depending on the degree of volume loss. Common treatment areas of the face include temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, chin crease, & jaw. Sculptra body treatment areas include buttocks, knees & elbows. Sculptra lasts for about 2 years, and the collagen it creates stays around for even longer.
Radiesse is a unique facial injectable bio stimulating treatment of calcium-based microspheres (structurally similar to what is found in the bones & teeth) suspended in a water-based gel with lidocaine. Calcium particles become embedded in the skin and act as a scaffold that promotes the growth of new surrounding tissue. This treatment stimulates new collagen production in order to correct lines & wrinkles for up to 1 year. While Sculptra takes a few weeks before the final end result is achieved, Radiesse provides an immediate volumizing effect.