Many of the visible signs of facial aging are due to the loss of volume and elasticity that comes with the breakdown of collagen. Chicago patients of Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C. (NSPS) can achieve beautiful, natural-looking correction of wrinkles, lines, and folds by replacing lost volume with injectable dermal fillers. At our plastic surgery practice in Chicago, lost collagen can be replaced with any of the major dermal fillers, including Sculptra®
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made from poly-L-lactic acid which is a synthetic substance that has been shown to be both biocompatible and biodegradable and has been safely used by physicians for many years in surgical sutures. It is used to add volume to the face by replacing collagen that has been lost with age. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra treatment is a gradual process, with results that emerge over several months. Sculptra acts as a stimulatory volumizing agent, meaning that it actually stimulates your body to create new collagen and thicker, more youthful skin. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic can involve up to 3 injection sessions over a few months, with results that can last up to 2 years. The diffuse volumizing effect and the gradual onset give patients treated with Sculptra® a uniquely natural look. To discuss which injectable filler is right for you, click here to request a consultation online at our downtown Chicago plastic surgery offices or you can call our practice at (312) 266-6240 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment. We are also very excited to offer this treatment at The Med Spa.