Over time, our bodies make less collagen, leading to the visible signs of aging. Collagen is a key structural component under the skin that gives shape to the face, keeping skin looking full and firm. Over time, our bodies make less collagen and our skin loses its elasticity and volume. This, along with environmental factors like sun exposure, can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, lines and folds.
As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As the Sculptra PLLA micro-particles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue—for results that can last up to two years.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is made with biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbs by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist.
- Works deep under the skin to gradually replace lost collagen
- Restores volume
- Smooths out wrinkles, creases and folds
- Stimulates your body to replace lost collagen
- Results can last over 2 years
Which areas does Sculptra treat?
Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administer with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra is clinically approve for:
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”
- Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)
- Chin wrinkles
How many treatments are required?
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determine by you and your provider.
How soon will I see results?
Because Sculptra works over time to replace collagen - the underlying cause of facial aging - results are not immediate. You will see a gradual change in the appearance of your skin over several weeks as the treatment effect occurs, creating a natural, volumized look.
Sculptra is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last up to two years. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra treatment results differ from person to person. Results can last over 2 years. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect. Your provider will discuss the right treatment plan for you.
How is Sculptra different from fillers?
Traditional fillers are liquid or gel substances, such as hyaluronic acid. They work by adding volume to smooth out wrinkles, lines and folds, with immediate results. They do not stimulate the body to replace collagen.
Sculptra is biodegradable and biocompatible, and works deep under the skin to gradually replace lost collagen to correct skin creases, wrinkles, folds and scars, and for skin aging. Results emerge over a few weeks, for a more subtle, natural and volumized appearance that can last over 2 years.
Gradual, long lasting, natural-looking results!