Updated: Nov 1, 2021
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable much like Botox or Restylane but unlike other fillers, Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production for long lasting restoration of fullness in the face and body.
Before (left) and 18 weeks after (right), image courtesy of SculptraAesthetic.com
How does Sculptra work?
As we age, our body’s collagen production decreases, and that decrease in collagen production leads to wrinkles and sagging. Fat loss beneath the skin also results in drooping skin, hollowed cheeks, indentations and depressions in the face.
This means that as opposed to other fillers or temporary muscle movement suspenders, which typically need to be redone every 6 months, your body reacts to Sculptra by building its own collagen for longer lasting results.
One thing to bear in mind, however, is that because Sculptra triggers your body's own collagen production, the results are not instantaneous - you can expect full results within 6 months.
Before (left) and 12 weeks after (right), image courtesy of SculptraAesthetic.com
Is Sculptra for the face only?
Sculptra can be used anywhere on the body, but is most popular in the face and buttocks. The Sculptra itself is absorbed by the tissue, triggering the collagen production, and full results typically last for two years following a treatment.
For many skin concerns, multiple sessions are necessary to create the desired results. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more and determine if Sculptra is right for you.