Before & After
Despite our best efforts in conserving the integrity of our skin, our body still loses collagen as we grow and age. Collagen, the protein that gives our skin its structure and support, makes up for 70% of the protein composition in our skin. While fillers can add structure and support, they’re not a long term replacement for collagen.
This is where Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) comes in. The PLLA spheres of Sculptra provide a starting point for your body to once again start of the collagen producing pathways. This helps to restore any lost volume and to provide that support from our youth. With Sculptra, results are natural and gradual, something that is coveted when we’re looking to enhance what’s already there. As a biodegradable substance, once there is sufficient collagen, the body metabolizes the PLLA spheres, and you’re left with only the natural collagen your body put together. Through multiple pre-determined treatments, the Sculptra injections will help your skin gain back its volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, with these beautiful results lasting up to 25 months.
As we age, our body's collagen supply rapidly depletes, and our face is not the only part of our body that develops wrinkles, loose and thin skin, and fine lines from this lack of collagen. With Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) injections, you can help your body stimulate natural collagen production and fill out any spots on your neck, decolletage, hands, and knees that may be lacking in volume and bounciness.
The Radiesse filler is diluted with saline and lidocaine. After filling out the area and allowing for collagen to grow and concentrate around the CaHA spheres, those same CaHA spheres are absorbed and metabolized by our body, leaving only the collagen to provide structure and support. In short, Radiesse stimulates your body’s natural pathways for collagen production. There is only a very short downtime, with a little bruising and swelling. Over time, any swelling will go down, leaving you with bouncy, hydrated skin that looks more youthful and plump than when it started.