Dermal Fillers

Is Sculptra a Liquid Facelift? How Long Does It Last?

Cosmetic injectables have transformed the landscape of anti-aging skincare. Dermal fillers make it possible to turn back the clock by addressing volume loss, smoothing out deep folds, and adding contour and definition where needed. Sculptra is the injectable of choice for many dermatologists when it comes to full facial rejuvenation.

In our practice at Dallas Dermatology Partners, Sculptra has been dubbed the liquid facelift because it does something other fillers don’t– triggers the body’s own collagen synthesis. This is important if you’re over 30 because collagen levels decline every year. It provides the structural framework beneath the skin and keeps us looking youthful and fresh.

Does Sculptra Lift the face?

Yes, Sculptra lifts the face by replenishing volume and kick-starting collagen production for supple and elastic skin. Each Sculptra treatment is designed to correct deep facial folds, wrinkles, creases, and sagging contours. Does a Sculptra facelift offer comparable results to a surgical facelift? Not exactly. The two procedures address different concerns.

A surgical facelift removes excess skin but does not restore volume to the nasolabial folds, temples, cheeks, or tear troughs. Sculptra does not correct skin laxity. Instead, it gives natural-looking volume where fat has been lost. In addition, it has the added bonus of improving skin texture and fine lines, unlike a surgical facelift.

Although there is a small degree of residual plumping after Sculptra injections, major improvements become visible over the following months– as collagen levels gradually increase. Most patients see full results within 6 months of their initial Sculptra facelift.

Sculptra Liquid Facelift

Sculptra for face lifting generally takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the areas of skin being injected and the desired outcome.

The induction of collagen production delivers outstanding results for:

  • Adding contours to a sagging jawline
  • Addressing concave temples
  • Volumizing hollows in the tear troughs
  • Lifting and enhancing the cheeks
  • Correcting marionette lines and deep folds
  • Smoothing fine wrinkles
  • Improving skin texture

How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?

Sculptra really shines in longevity. A sculptra liquid facelift can last more than two years, which is considerably longer than most hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Since it activates collagen production over time, this injectable adds youthful volume in a subtle way and doesn’t look overdone. Patients can expect natural, beautiful, and long-lasting results.

Complementary Rejuvenating Treatments

Sculptra may be combined with other minimally invasive rejuvenating treatments, such as Botox injections or RF microneedling to deliver maximum improvements without the risks or expense of a surgical facelift.

Sculptra Liquid Face Lift in Dallas

A Sculptra facelift produces gradual enhancements overtime for a rested and more youthful appearance. Have more questions about this cosmetic injectable? Schedule a Dallas dermatology appointment to find out if a liquid facelift with Sculptra is right for you. Our office is centrally located and serves residents throughout Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Addison and Frisco.

Can Fillers Fix Sagging Jowls?

The gradual loss of facial volume and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. If you’ve noticed your jawline drooping prematurely, rest assured that you are not alone. Many men and women are genetically predisposed to developing jowls in mid-life.

If you want to minimize the appearance of mild to moderate jowls, dermal fillers are an excellent, non-surgical solution. Injected in key areas of the lower face, fillers add volume beneath the skin while adding definition to sagging jawlines.

Fillers for Sagging Jowls

Fillers for the lower face work by replenishing the skin’s own supply of hyaluronic acid. It binds to water molecules to give skin that plump, youthful look. Many of our patients who get cheek filler for jowls are impressed by the immediate, natural-looking results. Once injected, HA-based fillers recreate lost structure, counteract skin hollowness, and gently contour drooping jowls.

Dallas Dermatology Partners is thrilled to offer non-surgical jawline lifting and different fillers to help patients achieve their goals. Some of the most effective injectables include Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC, and Restylane Defyne. Like the Juvéderm family of fillers, Restylane is composed of hyaluronic acid.

Your dermatologist can determine the best filler to lift jowls depending on your skin laxity, problem areas, and aesthetic goals.

Sculptra Filler in Cheeks to Lift Jowls

Sculptra is another type of filler that restores volume– it is made of Poly-L-lactic that stimulates collagen production. It addresses laxity and crepiness while lifting the cheeks and lower face.

The choice between hyaluronic acid fillers and Sculptra for lifting jowls typically boils down to the amount of volume restoration needed, your age, and the desired longevity of results. Depending on the products used, results can last anywhere from 12 months to 2+ years.

Filler for Jowls: Pre-Treatment Tips

It’s best to stop taking the following supplements one week before your filler treatment, as they have a blood-thinning effect.

  • Aspirin
  • Naproxyn
  • Ibuprofen
  • Vitamin E
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Gingko Biloba and Ginseng

A topical numbing cream may be applied during the procedure to increase comfort, but the entire treatment takes less than 25 minutes.

What to Expect Afterwards

Mild tenderness is to be expected after jowl filler treatment. Patients can resume normal activities, though it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise for a day or two. Minor bruising is normal, but this usually resolves along with residual swelling in a few days.

Instant results are one of the main benefits of filler for jowls here in our Dallas office. Within minutes, patients see a noticeable lift in the lower face and a more sculpted jawline. If Sculptra were used, the results would continue to improve over the following months as the body ramps up collagen production.

Customized Jowl Treatment in Dallas

Ready to say goodbye to sagging jowls with an experienced dermatologist? We’ll create a customized treatment plan that provides natural yet measurable results. Book your Dallas dermatology appointment today.

How Can I Make My Fillers Last Longer?

Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are among the most popular anti-aging treatments today. They smooth creases and restore volume for a fresh, rested appearance. By plumping the skin with hydrating or collagen-boosting molecules, fillers can correct smile lines, deep nasolabial folds, under-eye troughs, or provide a natural– yet sultry– looking pout. While the results of cosmetic injectables are virtually immediate, they don’t last forever.

Many factors affect the longevity of your dermal filler treatment. Some products are designed to last longer than others, and your metabolism will also have an impact. Even the location of the filler will make a difference– areas with more muscle movement will break down the product faster.

For example, Voluma® XC is designed to lift the cheeks for up to two full years, while lip filler with Restylane will last around six months. Contact us at Dallas Dermatology Partners if you have any questions or concerns.

Filler Maintenance Tips

As a trusted provider of dermal fillers in Dallas, we offer the following tips on maximizing the longevity of your results.

#1 Schedule Touch-Up Appointments in Advance

The best way to increase the lifespan of your filler results is by booking maintenance appointments in advance before the filler wears off completely. Your dermatologist will recommend an appropriate timeline based on the location, amount, and type of filler used and suggest touch-ups accordingly. It’s much more cost-effective than starting from scratch, and regularly scheduled injections will ensure the rejuvenating effect you love– isn’t lost entirely.

#2 Avoid Prolonged Sun Exposure

It’s no secret that UV radiation is detrimental to skin elasticity and appearance, causing wrinkles, age spots, and rough texture. The sun’s rays can also speed up the breakdown of facial filler molecules. So, if you’re going to be outside, slather the skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

#3 Adopt a Good Skincare Regime

Glowing, hydrated skin radiates good health and youthfulness. After your filler injections, ask your dermatologist for medical-grade skincare products that are suitable for your age, skin type, and concerns. Products containing retinoids, glycolic acid, and other potent actives work in tandem with fillers for a rejuvenating effect.

#4 Find Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is often unavoidable but try and find ways to avoid usual triggers that tell your body to produce cortisol– a stress hormone that accelerates signs of aging. Whether it’s HIIT, yoga, or a weekly massage, stress-relieving techniques will relax your mind, soften your expressions, and may extend the life of fillers.

#5 Drink More Water

If you have a hyaluronic acid-based filler like those in the Juvederm or Restylane family, then drink up. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, so it stands to reason that hydrated skin can enhance the effect of HA fillers. You can also ramp up water intake by incorporating more fruits and vegetables like watermelon and leafy greens into your diet.

Prolong Your Dermal Filler Results at Dallas Dermatology Partners

As experts in cosmetic injectables, our Dallas dermatologists offer advice on extending the longevity of your filler. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

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