There are several culprits behind the loss of youthful skin in your face, but the loss of collagen is the one of the biggest. To fight back against sagging skin and wrinkles caused by a loss of collagen support, we offer the ultimate weapon — Sculptra®.

To learn more about how this cutting-edge injectable kickstarts the collagen support in your skin, Marcea Wiggins, ND, and our team of aging well experts here at Santé Aesthetics and Wellness in Portland, Oregon, focus on Sculptra in this month’s blog post.


Collagen is the most plentiful protein found in your body. It’s not only responsible for the structural support in your skin — it provides the framework for all of your body’s cells and tissues.

When you were younger, your body benefited from ample amounts of collagen, but starting in your 20s, the production of this protein begins to naturally decline as part of the aging process. And as you age, your existing collagen fibers can break down.

Over the years, the cumulative loss and damage of collagen begins to become more evident as wrinkles form and your skin loses elasticity and tone.

For women, collagen loss is accelerated by perimenopause and menopause, and many find themselves looking years older, seemingly overnight.


While dermal fillers can add volume to your skin to offset sagging and to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, the best way to tackle aging skin is to address the underlying problem — the loss of collagen.

With Sculptra, we accomplish just that. This cosmetic injectable is different from others, as it activates your skin’s natural regeneration process.

At the heart of Sculptra are poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) microparticles that stimulate collagen production. As your skin absorbs the PLLA microparticles, it forms new strands of collagen that come together to rebuild the support of your skin from below, giving you natural-looking results that will keep people guessing.


There are many products that claim to boost collagen in your skin, but the jury is out on their effectiveness. Creams or other topical products that contain collagen don’t really break the barrier that your skin naturally forms. With Sculptra, we go below the outer surface of your skin.

There are other products that deliver collagen through supplements, but this approach faces your digestive system, which can break down the collagen before it even enters your bloodstream.

With Sculptra, we deliver the collagen-stimulating materials directly into the areas where you need it most and in its purest form.


Since we’re promoting new structural support, naturally, your results from Sculptra can really go the distance. Many of our clients realize two years or more of renewed support in their skin.

When time does catch up with you again, all we need to do is to inject another round of Sculptra to create another call for collagen.

If you’d like to see for yourself why Sculptra is one of the best solutions for aging skin, contact our office in Portland, Oregon, to set up an appointment.