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No joke! This filler softens the appearance of laugh lines

Thu, Jul 14, 2022

People that are serious about reducing those not-so-funny laugh lines now have a new treatment option to consider at Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic. It’s a dermal filler called Sculptra®.

 

“This is an FDA-approved injectable that helps replace lost collagen over a period of time to restore desired facial volume,” says Trish Kloss, a medical aesthetic technician with BayCare Clinic. “Sculptra is an effective treatment option for softening the appearance of wrinkles and folds in women and in men, too.”

 

As people age, their skin loses its moisture and natural elasticity. This results in facial lines, wrinkles and a less youthful facial contour.

 

That’s where Sculptra can help, Kloss says.

 

“I inject Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator, under the skin. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, this treatment helps stimulate the skin’s own natural collagen production and works, slowly, to improve the appearance of laugh lines, folds and wrinkles.

 

“It’s a marathon to reduced laugh lines, not a sprint,” Kloss says.

 

Treatments generally consist of four injection sessions three to four weeks apart. Results will vary but typically last up to two years. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to complement Sculptra's effects.

 

Consultations for aesthetics services are complimentary at Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic. Visit baycare.net or call 920-288-8240 for more information.

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