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Natural Beauty, Enhanced

Tired of temporary fillers that fade away? Biostimulating fillers, such as Sculptra and Radiesse, offer a revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation, promoting natural collagen production for long-lasting, youthful results. Explore the benefits of biostimulating fillers and discover how they can help you achieve natural-looking results that last.

Tired of temporary fillers that fade away? Biostimulating fillers, such as Sculptra and Radiesse, offer a revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation, promoting natural collagen production for long-lasting, youthful results. Explore the benefits of biostimulating fillers and discover how they can help you achieve natural-looking results that last.

What is Sculptra?

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Sculptra is an FDA-approved biostimulating filler containing poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic polymer that stimulates collagen production in the skin. When injected, Sculptra gradually restores volume and improves skin texture over time, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion. It is commonly used to treat facial volume loss, wrinkles, and skin laxity, providing subtle yet long-lasting results.

What is Radiesse?

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Radiesse is another biostimulating filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. Like Sculptra, Radiesse stimulates collagen production, leading to increased volume and improved skin texture. Radiesse is particularly effective for restoring volume in areas such as the cheeks, jawline, and hands, offering immediate results that continue to improve over time.

Natural-Looking Results: Biostimulating fillers promote collagen production, resulting in gradual and natural-looking enhancement.

Long-Lasting Effects:
The collagen stimulated by biostimulating fillers provides long-lasting volume and improvement in skin quality.

Versatility:
Biostimulating fillers can address a wide range of concerns, including volume loss, wrinkles, and skin laxity, providing comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Sculptra vs Radiesse

While both Sculptra and Radiesse are biostimulating fillers, they differ in their composition and areas of application. Sculptra, containing PLLA, is preferred for overall facial volume restoration and skin rejuvenation, particularly in areas with fine lines and wrinkles. Radiesse, with its CaHA microspheres, is ideal for restoring deeper volume in areas such as the cheeks and jawline, as well as for hand rejuvenation. The choice between Sculptra and Radiesse depends on your specific concerns and desired outcomes.
Biostimulating fillers and traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers offer distinct benefits and applications. While HA fillers provide immediate volume enhancement and hydration, biostimulating fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse stimulate collagen production, resulting in gradual and long-lasting improvement in skin quality. Biostimulating fillers are particularly beneficial for patients seeking natural-looking results with sustained effects over time, while HA fillers offer immediate correction for specific concerns.

Biostimulating Fillers vs Traditional Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

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What to Expect

Avoid Blood Thinners: Avoid taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin or fish oil, for at least one week before your treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.

Hydration:
Stay well-hydrated in the days leading up to your treatment to help optimize skin health and recovery.

Sun Protection:
Protect your skin from sun exposure and avoid excessive tanning before your treatment to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation and complications.

Skincare Routine:
Follow a gentle skincare routine leading up to your treatment, avoiding harsh exfoliants or irritating products that could increase sensitivity.

Inform Your Provider:
Inform your provider of any recent illnesses, infections, or changes in medication to ensure your safety and the effectiveness of your treatment.

Radiesse – Avoid Touching or Massaging: Refrain from touching or massaging the treated area for the first 24-48 hours to prevent displacement of the filler and minimize the risk of infection.

Sculptra – Remember the rule of 5s:
Massage the areas of injection for 5 minutes times per day for 5 days.

Ice Packs:
Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the treated area intermittently for the first day to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Gentle Cleansing:
Cleanse the treated area with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water, avoiding harsh scrubbing or rubbing.

Sun Protection:
Protect your skin from sun exposure by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and avoiding prolonged sun exposure for at least one week after treatment.

Avoid Strenuous Activity:
Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising.

Stay Hydrated:
Drink plenty of water to help flush toxins from the body and promote healing.

Follow-up Appointments:
Schedule any necessary follow-up appointments with your provider to assess your results and address any concerns.

Biostimulating Fillers FAQs

Are biostimulating fillers safe?
Yes, biostimulating fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are FDA-approved and considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare professional.
Results vary, but many patients experience improvement in skin quality and volume for up to two years or more with biostimulating fillers.
While mild swelling or bruising may occur, downtime is typically minimal, and patients can resume normal activities shortly after treatment.
Yes, biostimulating fillers can be effectively combined with other treatments such as neurotoxin injections, laser therapy, or traditional fillers to enhance overall facial rejuvenation.

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Why Choose Saxon MD Med Spa?

Dr. Sarah Saxon is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Her patients come from all over the country to enjoy her artistic surgical experience for natural and beautiful results. At Saxon MD, we believe in empowering you to look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how Sculptra, Radiesse, and other biostimulating fillers can help you achieve natural-looking results.

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