Sculptra® Aesthetic is quickly becoming one of the most popular dermal fillers of choice. Sculptra’s gradual long-lasting results give you a natural, softer look without giving you away. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that works as a facial volumizing agent to restore lost volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It is biocompatible and provides a gradual, yet significant improvement in skin thickness and reduces the appearance of facial lines and folds.
Unlike other “fillers”, Sculptra boosts collagen production in the skin so that your skin becomes volumized, smooth, and tight once again. The skins response to Sculptra slowly builds over time instead of degrading over months. Giving you more softer more natural yet noticeable results.
Sculptra Aesthetic is injected beneath the skin and works to gradually replace lost collagen, targeting the underlying cause of the signs of facial aging, for results that can last up to 2 years.
Although many other dermal fillers can plump up the skin, we understand that some patients want something that is more natural, gradual and longer lasting.
CONCERNS: Volume loss, wrinkles, and deep creases.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types – consultation required.
TREATMENT PREP: 1 week prior to and 1-week post-treatment: Discontinue use of the following medications & supplements: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen (Aleve), NSAIDS, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and any other medications that can thin the blood.
Day of treatment: Please arrive without makeup on.
TREATMENT TIME: 1-hour appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up appointment is required after 2 months. Multiple treatments are necessary.
RESULTS SEEN: Results increase over a period of 3 months.
REPEAT: Series of treatments spaced 2 months apart.
Frequently Ask Questions
If you are experiencing loss of volume in the face or hollowness then this treatment may benefit you. Most people see the loss of volume due to aging or weight loss. If this sounds like you, then you are most likely a candidate for Sculptra.
The main ingredient in Sculptra is a synthetic, biocompatible simple lactic acid-based sugar called Poly-l-lactic acid. Unlike other fillers, Sculptra stimulates the body to naturally produce its own collagen. This production of collagen enables the skin to thicken up to three times its previous volume.
The results? A smoother, more youthful appearance. Sculptra is different from other fillers in that it works gradually throughout time. During the procedure, your injector determines the best placement of your injections.
Since Sculptra stimulates collagen in the skin, the results are not immediate. It may take a couple of months to see the full results. Your results will continually improve as collagen is built in the skin and adds more volume. Luckily, the results are long-lasting, so they wait is worth it. There is no official downtime with Sculptra. You are free to go about your normal day post-treatment. It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and redness for a few days.
Generally, you will be given 1-2 vials of sculptra per visit depending on age, volume loss and desired results. Depending on age will determine how many total vials you need. The general rule is 1 vial per decade of life spaced 2-3 months apart. So if you are in your 40’s you will get two vials on your first visit and reassessed at your next visit in 2 months