Natural & Gradual Rejuvenation

A hallmark of facial plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Chance's work is an elegant and youthful look with a natural, unoperated appearance. Indeed, treatments that result in subtle facial rejuvenation, like Biostimulatory fillers, are increasingly popular today. Standout biostimulatory dermal filler Sculptra adds volume right away, and spurs the body into self-correcting facial fat loss.

Sculptra Explained

Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) dermal filler that is FDA-approved and commonly used to correct lines, wrinkles, and facial depressions around the nose and mouth. Sculptra triggers the body to produce collagen, which causes a gradual uptick in facial volume over time.This powerful filler smooths deep creases and is especially useful for rejuvenating nasolabial folds.

However, Sculptra is only useful when applied by an experienced professional who has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, like double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chance.

Sculptra & Collagen

The body produces collagen in abundance until the twenties, when collagen production dramatically decreases. The loss of collagen leads to skin laxity and facial drooping, as collagen is one of the proteins responsible for supple, healthy-looking skin. By age 45, most people have lost at almost half the collagen they had during youth. Sun exposure and other environmental factors can exacerbate this loss.

Sculptra is specially designed to provide a long-term solution to collagen loss by activating collagenesis. Though classified and used as a filler, Sculptra serves a dual purpose by adding immediate facial volume and catalyzing your body to restore its own facial plumpness over time. Under ideal circumstances, the results of Sculptra can last for up to two years.

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Is Sculptra Right For Me?

The best way to determine this is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chance or her advanced nurse injector. During your consultation, your hopes and insecurities will be heard with compassion and patience. If Sculptra is a good fit, you will be educated about the risks and benefits so that you can make an empowered decision. Generally speaking, Sculptra is ideal for filling nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles around the mouth and chin.

What Is The Procedure Like?

When receiving Sculptra, injection sites will be mapped out first. Next, your face will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic applied to eliminate discomfort. Sculptra is then injected into the target area. While this may seem simple, in reality, a lot of experience and knowledge of facial anatomy is required to know where to inject Sculptra and how much to use. Inexperienced injectors are often responsible for those cringeworthy distorted and puffy faces we sometimes see.

What Results Can I Expect?

Sculptra is a powerful facial volumizer that yields long-lasting results. Best of all, those results are a product of your body's own regeneration. Your face will naturally look fuller and younger, and any facial depressions or hollows will gradually fill out. You will notice improved volume 3 months after a session, with the peak results settling in around 5-6 months.

Why Choose C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics?

Dr. Elizabeth Chance and her skilled staff at C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, specialize in facial rejuvenation that looks natural and age-appropriate without calling attention to your journey. Their professionalism and expertise are paired with a modern, patient-forward approach to care, which centers unfailing support and service in every aspect of a patient's anti-aging journey.

Dr. Chance is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated her entire practice to empowering patients by transforming them into vibrant and refined versions of their already beautiful selves. To schedule your consultation, contact us today!

Woman-Led Modern Care

Dr. Chance leads an all-woman team at C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia. The advantage of a unique team like hers is that Dr. Chance and her staff know how it feels to navigate aging.

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