Sculptra is an effective treatment option for tightening the skin around your jawline and reducing the appearance of sagging jowls.
Loose, sagging jowls are a common complaint among dermatology patients who are older. The natural aging process is often associated with loosening skin around the jawline, and certain factors can contribute to the acceleration of jawline sagging.
However, you can easily turn back the clock and rejuvenate your appearance through Sculptra treatments. Talk to a clinician to find out if Sculptra could be the right treatment for your anti-aging goals.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra for jawline contouring is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) dermal filler that, like all dermal fillers, works by plumping up wrinkles and correcting volume loss.
However, Sculptra also works by stimulating the skin to produce collagen, which gives the skin more structural support and effectively addresses loose, sagging skin—such as that along the jawline. In other words, Sculptra works with your body to naturally replenish the skin.
Is Sculptra Right for Me?
Only a dermatologist can determine if Sculptra is the right treatment for your sagging jowls or other cosmetic concerns. In general, however, the treatment is very well tolerated and quite safe.
Be sure to inform the clinician of your full medical history, including your history of allergic reactions, if any, and whether you are susceptible to hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation.
What Can I Expect From Sculptra Treatments? How does it work?
Most dermal fillers are injected into the upper layers of skin. Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis, where it can work its magic stimulating collagen production.
Because it’s a deeper injection, Sculptra contains added lidocaine—a gentle numbing agent—to minimize discomfort. Before injecting Sculptra, the dermatologist will cleanse your skin to prevent the possibility of an infection.
Then, you’ll receive multiple injections into strategic locations along the jawline. After administering the injections, the clinician will gently massage the treated areas to enable the dermal filler to be evenly distributed along the jawline, ensuring you get the best results possible.
In total, it generally takes less than 30 minutes to receive your treatment. There is no downtime required, which means you could get the procedure done on your lunch break and head back to work.
How Long Will Sculptra Tighten My Jawline?
The use of Sculptra for sagging jowls is particularly ideal because it lasts longer than many other dermal fillers. You can expect to enjoy your results for at least two years, and likely even longer with maintenance visits.
However, you should know that you won’t see the full results right away. Since Sculptra primarily works by building collagen and elastin proteins in the area, it takes some time for the process to take effect.
In most cases, patients see gradual improvements within three to nine months. These gradual improvements are particularly attractive for patients who prefer a natural look and don’t want to look as if they’ve “had work done.”
Schedule Your Sculptra Consult Today
Dallas Dermatology Partners is pleased to offer a broad range of innovative cosmetic treatments to our valued patients. If you’re displeased by the appearance of loose, sagging skin on the jawline or elsewhere, one of our clinicians can develop a personalized treatment plan for you, which may include Sculptra.
Schedule your Dallas dermatology appointment today and look forward to a younger you!