Question: Why does Dr. Casas recommend injecting Sculptra ® Aesthetic in conjunction with topical Retin-A daily to restore a more youthful appearing face?

Does using topical Retin-A enhance the result of Sculptra® Aesthetic?

Reply: The combination of a Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment with consistent use of topical Retin-A continues to fascinate me. I completed a 106 patient study on the synergy of these two very effective treatments and found that their use in combination can be powerfully effective. Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected just below the skin and then proceeds to stimulate the growth of one’s own collagen through an inflammatory process. The Retin-A is topically applied daily to the same areas, and it’s efficacy on it’s own is impressive, but it appears to decrease the amount of Sculptra® Aesthetic needed for full correction. The skin thickens and the surface of the skin appears more youthful. Retin-A is one of the FDA approved topical agents known to scientifically alter the skin’s surface. Other creams and lotions can temporarily help slough off the outermost layer of ‘dead skin cells’, but documentation shows that Retin-A temporarily alters the quality of the skin while the patient is using it.

When Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected correctly, and topical Retin-A is used consistently, the two products act as complimentary partners to help you achieve your goal of making your skin look more youthful.

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