Sculptra® and Sculptra® Aesthetic are specially formulated to replenish facial volume that has been lost due to aging. As skin ages, it loses vital proteins such as collagen. Collagen gives the skin a supple and youthful appearance. As production decreases with age, this can cause a hollowed, saggy, and wrinkled look.

What is in Sculptra?

Sculptra contains a synthetic molecule called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, along with lidocaine (numbing) to make injections more comfortable. An anesthetic topical gel can also be used to help numb the skin. When injected under the skin, PLLA tells your body to make more collagen in the treated areas.

How Long Until I See Results?

After your injections, collagen production will increase, giving your skin visible results with time. Some clients may not notice a dramatic change in the first few days after injection, but PLLA is well worth the wait. After 2-3 weeks, you should see a noticeable improvement.

For clients with volume loss, it can take up to 6 months for full results to be achieved. Once this occurs, results can last for up to 18 more months.

Where is Sculptra Used?

Sculptra can be injected into:

  • Creases
  • Smile lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Folds (such as nasolabial folds)
  • Facial areas such as the temples, chin, and cheeks

How Many Injection Sessions Will I Need?

The number of sessions you will need depends on what your overall treatment goals are. If you want to restore volume in multiple facial areas, then multiple injection sessions will be needed. For standard treatment of wrinkles, creases, and folds, 1-2 injection sessions is usually enough.

What Can Sculptra Do?

Sculptra can provide structure, shape, and volume to facial areas. It is formulated to be thin enough to look natural when injected, yet thick enough to provide significant improvements.

Sculptra offers buildable results over time as your collagen production ramps up. If extensive volume restoration is desired, this can be done with a series of injection sessions. In the weeks and months after injection, new collagen will grow in the treated areas. To maintain results, all you will need are touch-ups every so often!

Treatments that Complement Sculptra

Depending on your individual aesthetic goals, we may recommend additional injectables and/or skin rejuvenation treatments to give you maximum results.

These recommendations may include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic for wrinkle reduction
  • Lip fillers for balanced facial features
  • AQUAGOLD® micro channeling
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
  • Microneedling
  • Hydro facial, stem cell facial, or vampire facial
  • Chemical peels
  • Effective skin care products to extend results

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Sculptra is one of the longest lasting dermal fillers on the market. Your body will typically break down and remove the PLLA after about 2 years. Since other fillers only last about 6-12 months, Sculptra is very unique.

Before your PLLA is completely gone, you can schedule touch-up injections to maintain your results. Since each person is different, our professional injectors will help you decide when to do touch-ups at the ideal time.

Because your body will produce collagen in the areas where Sculptra was injected, you may need fewer injections in the future when it comes time for your touch-ups.