Mother Nature really doesn’t help us much as we get older and she’s not adverse to a few cruel tricks.
One of her meaner wiles is that if we look after our bodies and keep our youthful slimness she very often punishes us with a face that looks much older than it should.
Watch your diet and exercise and there’s a good chance you will end up with a gaunt, haggard face. Let your body go, pile on the pounds and you can keep your younger, plumper cheeks and smoother skin for longer.
Luckily, on this little game at least, we’ve found a way to outsmart Mother Nature with a trick of our own known as Sculptra.
Sculptra is a really clever product as it does not artificially fill and plump your face to put back what old Father Time and mean Ma Nature took out, instead it works with your skin to help it rejuvenate and re-plump itself naturally.
Basically, during Sculptra treatment the doctor injects a liquid into your face. The active ingredient of this is a substance called poly-L-lactic acid, which triggers cells known as fibroblasts to produce collagen.
This is good news because collagen is the main structural component of the skin. As we age, our fibroblast cells produce less and less collagen causing our faces to lose youthful volume. So, by getting the fibroblast cells to pump out more collagen, like they did when we were young, our faces regain their lost plumpness.
The Sculptra itself does not stay in the skin. Once it has done its job, the body simply gets rid of it, meaning the rejuvenation process is entirely natural, and it lasts up to three years. Beat that Mother Nature.
Poly-L-lactic acid is totally safe and has been used in medical procedures, including dissolvable sutures, for many years.
Medcare doctor, Dr Najma Hussain, is offering free consultations at our clinics in Benijofar and Alfaz del Pi so you can find out more about Sculptra and what it can do for you.
Currently, during January 2014, you can get a double collagen stimulation whammy with a free microneedling procedure at Medcare when you book a Sculptra treatment.
Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin, which also stimulates collagen-producing fibroblast cells to repair and rejuvenate the skin. It also improves the surface appearance of the skin, minimising fine lines and wrinkles as well as scarring and stretch marks.
Contact us now to book free skin consultation to find out if Sculptra and microneedling are right for you. Visit our Sculptra treatment page to learn more about Sculptra