Biostimulation With Sculptra or Radiesse in Vancouver, BC
Sculptra and Radiesse are highly sought-after dermal fillers, each providing an anti-aging solution to virtually erase facial lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin, improve skin texture, and correct age-related volume loss. They are known as biostimulators because they promote collagen growth at the treatment site, delivering dramatic results that last!
Sculptra - An Overview
Sculptra Aesthetic is an age-defying injectable filler containing a material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers with their immediate results that only last a few months, Sculptra's inflammatory, foreign body response activates fibroblasts, triggering collagen production, with long-lasting results. Sculptra is often referred to as a liquid facelift because it doesn't only treat the symptoms of facial aging but also targets its underlying causes.
Sculptra Aesthetic restores the skin's underlying structure, thickening and firming it from within. It smooths away wrinkles, nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, and scars. It can also add volume to the cheeks and the temples and define the jawline. We do not recommend using Sculptra for lip augmentation.
Aside from facial rejuvenation, Sculptra can be used to treat most areas of the body, including the arms, knees, and buttocks. It smooths away cellulite and lifts sagging skin, producing exceptional, long-lasting results.
Radiesse - An Overview
Radiesse is an injectable filler that provides structure and support for the skin using tiny gel microspheres called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). The innovative filler is non-inflammatory. It activates fibroblasts to encourage the body to produce collagen, while the calcium particles act as a scaffold promoting the growth of new tissues.
Radiesse replenishes volume lost due to aging, improves the appearance of facial depressions, and treats moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, especially those around the mouth and nose. The biostimulator is also ideal for plumping the skin on the hands and can be used to treat cellulite and lift sagging skin on arms, knees, buttocks, and more. Radiesse should not be used to treat areas with thin skin.
What Are the Expected Results?
One of the most significant differences between Sculptra and Radiesse is how fast their results appear. Biostimulators aren't known to deliver their final results immediately as it takes time for the body to produce collagen. That's the case with Sculptra, which typically requires a few weeks before achieving its treatment's dramatic results. Radiesse, on the other hand, provides an instant volume boost due to its highly viscous nature while also offering the long-term benefits of extended collagen production.
Unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers that last a few months, Sculptra and Radiesse are two of the longest-lasting fillers available, with Sculptra enhancing your appearance for up to 24 months and Radiesse providing results lasting up to one year. Periodic treatments are required to maintain your beautifully youthful appearance.
What Can You Expect During Treatment?
Both Sculptra and Radiesse are injected into targeted treatment areas with minimal pain or discomfort. We're happy to apply a topical numbing cream before injecting the fillers, if needed, for your comfort. Our biostimulators require no downtime, meaning you can resume your daily routine right away. However, Sculptra requires some aftercare, including massaging the treatment area several times a day.
Which Biostimulator Is Right for You?
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced providers. We will evaluate your skin's unique needs and create a personalized treatment plan with the anti-aging solutions that are best suited for you. Our goal is to deliver beautifully natural results that last!
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Turn back the hands of time and restore your skin's youthful radiance.