Sculptra is an injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid that can help replace lost collage to provide more natural, smoother and younger looking skin. Collagen is a natural substance that keeps skin soft and smooth. Sculptra is made of a synthetic material that mimics natural collagen in the body; it is both biocompatible and biodegradable. Sculptra, once introduced to the skin of the face, will begin to restore volume and shape to areas that have been naturally depleted of collagen over time.
Sculptra offers gradual results that slowly soften folds and wrinkles as it takes effect over the course of treatments. Typically doctors will schedule 3 sessions over several months in which they will administer injections of Sculptra after assessing any prior results and making sure to address any problem areas. Because the sessions are spread out, and because Sculptra’s full effects progress over time, your face will seem to naturally yield a more youthful and refined appearance. Results have shown to last up to 2 years in some patients, but results will vary from person to person.
Sculptra Aesthetic has proven to be highly effective for a number of problems, and is commonly used for:
- Marionette lines – The lines framing the mouth
- Nasolabial folds – Smile lines
- Chin wrinkles
Discover the science behind the Sculptra Aesthetic process. See how microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) — the main component of Sculptra Aesthetic — works deep within your skin to replace lost collagen and reinforce skin structure over time.
Patients with a history of allergic reactions, keloid formations, hypertrophic scarring, and patients with active skin infections or inflammation should avoid using Sculptra. Sculptra is great for a number of areas on the face, but use around the eyes is not recommended.