What is Sculptra?
Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is an injectable biologic powder designed to stimulate natural collagen production which improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sunkenness of the face and body. Collagen is what keeps your skin healthy, young, and smooth. Your body decreases its production of collagen as you age, and that is what begins to cause wrinkles and lines. Sculptra is a natural, nonsurgical age defense injectable treatment with little downtime.
Where can I inject Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is used in many areas around the body. Sculptra® is a highly effective tool for full facial rejuvenation, and used to “spot treat” defects around the body. For example, Sculptra® is a great treatment for the deep folds between the nose and the mouth that some people refer to as “smile lines.” Sculptra® has been proven to be effective at erasing the lines that frame the mouth, filling in the temples, creating cheekbones and softening wrinkles around the chin. Sculptra® is also used to improve crepiness.
However, the face is not the only place Sculptra® can help you can achieve your aesthetic goals. In our office, we have used this treatment to rejuvenate the hands, elbows, and knees. It can also be used to sculpt the body without liposuction: Sculptra® butt lifts and Sculptra® injections to the “hip dips” are both increasingly popular treatments to create a curvier appearance without surgical intervention.
What to expect?
Sculptra® treatments are usually done in a series of three sessions for best results. Your age and cosmetic goals will determine how many sessions you will need.
Depending on the size of the treated area, your treatment will usually take about 30 to 60 minutes. You may experience some swelling and tenderness after the procedure, and you will be temporarily restricted from certain activities, such as vigorous exercise.
Real Patient Results
Sculptra® is a natural biologic. Collagen stimulation will occur over the six weeks following each treatment, causing the results to develop gradually and naturally. While every patient is different, the effects of Sculptra® will last two to five years on average.
Give our office a call or fill out the virtual consultation form to learn if this non-invasive approach may be right for you.