What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is used by our physicians to produce beautiful improvements in cheek hollows, restore a sharp jawline, and fill in sunken temples. Sculptra is a safe material known as poly-L-lactic acid, a polymer that does not harm the body. It is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss or wrinkles. Sculptra’s unique biochemistry allows it to act as a “biostimulator”, activating the patient’s own body to produce collagen to lift skin and fill defects. Thus, it provides gradual and natural increase in skin integrity, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
At your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra worked immediately because of the water injected along with Sculptra. In a few days, when the swelling diminishes and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Patience is key at this point, as it takes time for your body to gradually product collagen to correct the creases and folds in your skin. Repeat treatments are usually performed every 6 to 8 weeks, and patients usually require 2 to 4 treatment sessions before seeing best results. Treatment results and longevity differ for each person. In one clinical study, results with Sculptra lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session. Touch-up treatments are usually needed to maintain the desired effect. Sculptra is the preferred choice for some patients who desire the gradual, natural change over time.