Regenerative medicine: the focus of Dr Van Aardt’s practice

Oct 11, 2023

Regenerative medicine has revolutionized the field of cosmetic enhancement with injectable treatments like Sculptra and Radiesse, offering individuals the opportunity to rejuvenate their appearance naturally and non-surgically. These treatments leverage the body’s own restorative capabilities to reverse the signs of aging.

Sculptra, also known as poly-L-lactic acid, is a biocompatible substance that stimulates collagen production. When injected into the skin, it acts as a scaffold, encouraging the growth of new collagen fibers over time. This gradual approach results in a more natural and youthful look, as the volume is restored progressively. Sculptra is especially effective in addressing sunken cheeks, deep wrinkles, and hollowed temples.


Radiesse, on the other hand, utilizes calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel. This filler not only provides immediate volume but also promotes collagen production. As the body metabolizes the gel, the microspheres continue to stimulate collagen, extending the duration of results. Radiesse is ideal for filling deep lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, while also providing a lifting effect to sagging skin.

What sets these regenerative medicine injectables apart is their capacity to create a long-lasting, natural-looking outcome. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra and Radiesse don’t merely mask wrinkles; they encourage the skin to rejuvenate from within. This makes them suitable for individuals seeking a subtler transformation without the telltale signs of overfilling or an unnatural appearance.

Both Sculptra and Radiesse treatments involve a relatively straightforward procedure performed in a clinical setting. The injections are administered strategically, often with the aid of topical anesthesia for minimal discomfort. Patients may experience mild swelling or bruising, but these side effects typically subside within a few days.

In conclusion, Sculptra and Radiesse represent cutting-edge regenerative medicine injectable treatments for achieving a natural, youthful appearance. By stimulating collagen production and gradually restoring volume, these options offer long-lasting results that enhance one’s beauty without the need for invasive surgery.

Consultation with a skilled and experienced healthcare provider like Dr Van Aardt can help individuals determine which option is best suited to their unique aesthetic goals.