Sculptra® & Radiesse®
One of the best natural substances that effectively combats the formation of lines, wrinkles, and sagging is collagen, a true building block of healthy, youthful-looking skin. Collagen is a protein that your body produces naturally, and it plays an essential role in the structure and function of your skin, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue.
Though it’s plentiful in our skin when we’re younger, your body’s natural ability to produce collagen starts to fade as the years go by…even beginning as early as your mid-20s! Luckily, there are collagen-stimulating fillers available that can help make a big difference. These types of aesthetic treatments aid in replenishing your skin’s natural collagen, eventually helping to reclaim that youthful glow you long for.
What types of collagen-stimulating fillers are available in the Louisville area?
At Vibrant Med Spa, we offer two trusted brands of fillers that are known to pack a punch as far as effective collagen production – Sculptra® and Radiesse®. Both have amazing skin benefits and consistently provide beautiful results for our clients.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable filler that gradually activates and replaces lost collagen in your skin. After being injected into the area where collagen restoration is desired, Sculptra works to boost collagen production in the weeks and months following treatment. It’s effectiveness is due to a biocompatible, synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which continues to help produce collagen strands in the body over time. The gradualness of this collagen producing process is what helps Sculptra create natural-looking results that can last up to two years.
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), unlike most other fillers on the market which contain hyaluronic acid. CaHA is a mineral-like compound found naturally in your bones, just like collagen. Upon injection, the Radiesse CaHA gel particles integrate into your skin and stimulate production of collagen and elastin. The natural-looking results last a year or more in many patients. Some patients have even experienced a full two years of skin improvement.
Which collagen stimulator is right for me?
While both collagen stimulators can produce amazing results, one may prove better than the other depending on your unique skin structure and specific concerns. During your consultation, we will go over all the details and determine which brand best fits your needs.
Can I just use collagen creams or supplements to produce similar results?
While some collagen products on the market can provide a degree of benefit, most effects are nominal at best. That’s mainly because collagen molecules are too large to effectively penetrate the skin, which is why many collagen creams tend to have little impact. Dietary supplements, on the other hand, have limitations as well. Much of the collagen contained in the supplement gets broken down in your digestive tract. It’s for these reasons that you just can’t beat the Sculptra or Radiesse route for truly impactful collagen stimulation.
Vibrant Med is your local leader in the collagen-boosting benefits of Sculptra & Radiesse!
Find out more about the amazing benefits of these powerhouse producers of collagen by calling us at (502) 618-0995 or clicking here to book a consultation online. We’ll go over everything you need to know and guide you on which one aligns best with your personal beauty goals.