As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen resulting in less volume and elasticity to our skin. This decrease in collagen is noticeable in the face, chest, labia and hands, resulting in fine lines, creases, wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls and under eye hollows. However, it is possible to turn back the clock and replenish lost volume with Sculptra®. Sculptra® is injected below the surface of the skin in areas of volume loss and provides a gradual increase in skin thickness that lasts for years.

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid and a biocompatible aqueous gel used to correct deep wrinkles and creases by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production process. Sculptra® achieves subtle, natural looking results over time as the body replaces collagen that has been lost. Sculptra® stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis to produce natural collagen and this increases facial volume. The deeper the wrinkle or defect, the more Sculptra® is required. Once the fibroblasts have been stimulated, they will continue to produce collagen for up to two years.

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What to Expect During a Sculptra® Treatment?

Typically, a full Sculptra® treatment takes about three different sessions of injections, each taking no more than 30 minutes to an hour. Before each session, the targeted area is anesthetized to reduce discomfort, followed by a series of injections directly into the targeted area with very fine needles.

When will I see the results of Sculptra® treatment?

Patients typically see results within one month of each session as the gel lifts and supports the skin until it is replaced with the body’s renewed collagen. Full results will be seen shortly after the series is completed.

How many sessions of Sculptra® will I need?

Sculptra® is a great injectable material that is used to fill in larger areas. It is a bio-stimulating product, which means that it slowly gives change over time by stimulating your own collagen production. Multiple injections may be required. Once the desired affect is achieved, the results can last up to two years. No skin test is required.

How long do Sculptra® results last?

The full results of a Sculptra® treatment gradually become visible over several months and can last for as long as two years. However, needs and results are different for everyone and it is important to discuss your goals and expectations before any cosmetic procedure to ensure satisfaction.

Sculptra® is an ideal treatment option for the following problem areas:

  • Nasolabial folds (known as smile lines-around the nose and mouth)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Fine lines around the eyes and brow
  • Marionette lines that frame the mouth
  • Loose, sagging skin along the jaw/jowls
  • Deflated labia
  • Chest wrinkles
  • Loose skin or hollows under the eyes

Can I combine Sculptra® with other injectables?

Since every patient’s needs are different, it may be advised to combine Sculptra® with other treatment options, such as Dysport®/Botox® or dermal fillers such as Restylane® Lyft and Radiesse®.

If you are ready to rejuvenate your appearance and want subtle, gradual results without any downtime, Sculptra® may be the treatment for you!