It Is Possible to Rebuild Collagen with Sculptra®

It Is Possible to Rebuild Collagen with Sculptra® in Houston & Katy, TX

Published 07/12/2017

As of late, collagen has become a bit of a buzzword in the beauty world. For good reason! Collagen is a key, naturally-occurring structural component and is fundamental to our skin’s elasticity and well as facial volume. When young and collagen is plentiful, the face is rounder and the overlying skin appears firm and taut.  Collagen plays a very important structural role by adding volume to the underlying tissue.  You’ve probably noticed that with age comes volume loss in multiple areas of the face.  This sunken in appearance causes a more aged appearance as well as looseness of the overlying skin.  The main culprit of this is a decrease in naturally produced collagen as we age.

This loss of collagen is one of the biggest factors affecting our appearance as we get older. Sadly, this is part of the normal aging process and something we cannot avoid—starting at the age of 20, our skin produces about one percent less collagen each year. Slowing collagen production leads to the eventual development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss.

Sculptra Addresses Collagen Loss Head On

Dermal fillers have long been a patient and physician favorite in that they help restore fullness that was caused from decreased collagen production.  This added volume helps plump up the underlying tissue and improves the appearance of deep lines with an overall smoothing of skin. Hyaluronic Acid based dermal fillers, including Juvéderm® and Voluma®, have long been the most common ways of restoring youthful fullness to the face and in turn, tighten sagging skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Today we have more options, and potentially ones that may benefit you more so than the previous gold standard Hyaluronic Acid based fillers.  Sculptra is unique in that it actually stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production. The key to Sculptra’s success is the synthetic polymer, poly-l-lactic acid, when absorbed gradually stimulates collagen production. The important difference to know between dermal fillers and Sculptra is that Sculptra promotes your body to produce volume building collagen whereas dermal fillers temporarily add volume. The result is not immediate, however the amount of added volume is potentially greater and longer lasting.

A Younger You with Sculptra

By employing advanced injection techniques, Dr. Ravi Somayazula is able to effectively reduce deep creases and wrinkles, soften gaunt cheeks, and fill hollow temples as well as improve the tone and texture of the skin. When performed by our Houston board certified plastic surgeon, Sculptra is able to refine, reshape, and rejuvenate. Make sure when choosing a doctor you do your research and find an educated and dependable doctor such as Dr. Ravi who was honored with the 2016 RealSelf 100 award and consider by them to be one of the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors.

Results with Sculptra are Gradual but Long Lasting

Results with Sculptra are slower to be seen because it works by reinforcing the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Whereas results with other dermal fillers are nearly-immediate, the effects of Sculptra take time.  Generally two to three treatments are performed over the course of a few months in order to build up the tissue as needed. While the results may take patience, they last! At upwards of two years, the results with Sculptra last far longer than with other injectable dermal fillers and the results are natural.

Is Sculptra Right for You?

Sculptra is ideal for men and women who are looking for gradual but long lasting improvement. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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