Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler. Sculptra is used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness. It is a collagen stimulator, not a facial filler. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. Sculptra can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give you a more youthful appearance.
Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis and gradually improves the affected area. The Sculptra process takes several weeks. You gradually begin to look younger, not all at once. No one can say for sure that you have had something cosmetically done; they are kept guessing.
More questions? Visit the Sculptra FAQ section down below.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. It restores volume while tightening and thickening the skin.
Sculptra® is not like a regular hyaluronic acid filler that immediately volumizes and gives visible results right away. With Sculptra®, you’ll see a natural filling effect within the first couple days, followed but a decrease in volume. At this point, the body slowly starts to produce its own collagen, re-establishing volume that has been lost over time.
How does Sculptra® work?
As explained on the Sculptra® website, “Sculptra Aesthetic is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist. The specialist injects treatment within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra Aesthetic helps the body reproduce lost collagen. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost
When will I see Results?
Noticeable results are usually visible within 3-4 months.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies from person to person, but on average, three treatments within the span of a few months is recommended.
Will I need time to recovered?
Bruising is possible, plan 2 weeks ahead of any events/vacations.
What is the difference between filler and Sculptra®?
Fillers are gel substances, like hyaluronic acid, that diminish lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and creases. Results appear immediately and can last up to several months.
Collagen stimulators are used to diminish facial wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.*