Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. It is made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid, the synthetic form of lactic acid, which the body produces naturally. This substance induces the natural creation of collagen. These collagen strands begin progressively rebuilding, helping to restore volume and fullness.
Sculptra® Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra® Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems as a one-time treatment regimen of up to four injection sessions that are scheduled about three weeks apart.
Sculptra can be injected into the buttocks and hips to achieve a non-surgical BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The product is strategically injected into the buttocks to gradually create collagen, yielding a natural, fuller and rounder appearance. Results can last 2-3 years.
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The not-so secret cause of visible aging.
One of the primary reasons for visible facial aging is loss of collagen, a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives structure to skin and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). Elastin is a protein that maintains skin shape, while HA cushions and lubricates to keep the skin hydrated. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and HA.
Who is a candidate for Sculptra?
Anyone seeking to replace lost collagen in specific areas is a good candidate for Sculptra. A free consult is needed to assess goals, determine treatment area and plan. Sculptra must be mixed 24 hours before injection. Amount needed varies from person to person, depending on how much collagen is lost.
What to expect during a Sculptra appointment?
A trained physician will administer Sculptra Aesthetic in a series of injection sessions. On average, three treatment sessions are needed over a few months, but your nurse will tailor the sessions to suit your desired outcome. As with any injection, some pain is possible, but your physician may use a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort. You should not receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site.
Immediately after each treatment session, you may experience swelling. This will usually subside within a few days, and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.