What is Sculptra®?
A collagen stimulator, made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra® is different from dermal fillers because of its ability to gradually diminish the facial wrinkles and restore the deep, underlying structures of the skin. As the microparticles of Sculptra® are absorbed into the tissue, they help stimulate collagen production for a long-lasting youthful-looking appearance.
How is It Performed?
Sculptra® injection is a simple and safe procedure that doesn’t last more than 15 minutes. Prior to the procedure, the doctor applies a topical numbing cream and then injects a numbing agent to provide maximal comfort and minimize bruising. Using a fine needle, Sculptra® is injected into the desired areas of the face. The results are not immediate, and they appear gradually over the treatment regime, and can last up to two years.
A series of two or three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed, until the results are satisfying. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the desired effects and the degree of correction needed.
Benefits of Sculptra®
- Corrects shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face.
- Used for deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds or “smile lines”), lines framing the mouth (marionette lines), chin wrinkles, and for volume in the cheeks.
- Gradually produces own collagen for a long lasting effect over 6 weeks to 6 months.
- Clinically proven to show results for up to 2 years.