Sculptra is a facial injectable synthetic polymer that helps restore the look of fullness to shallow and deep facial wrinkles and folds by replacing lost collagen. Results may last up to 2 years. Because it works by reinforcing lost collagen structure in the skin, results occur gradually and usually 3-4 injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months.
Downtime: 2-3 days, depending on the patient, with possible swelling, slight bruising or redness.
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What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid that is a synthetic polymer from the fruit acid family that does not harm the body and is biodegradable or metabolized by the body.
How is Sculptra used?
Sculptra therapy is used as a dermal filler to help correct skin depressions such as wrinkles, creases, folds, scars, hollow eye rings, degenerative skin aging, and facial lipoatrophy (fat loss).
What to expect?
The results from Sculptra are not immediate. You will have swelling from the injections and water used to dilute the solution that will last a few days. Over the following weeks and months, as your body produces new collagen, the tissue volume in the treated area will gradually build up.
How long do treatments last?
Most areas of treatment will require 2 to 4 sessions, usually at 4 to 6 week intervals, for optimal correction. Depending on the area and condition treated, the volume of Sculptra used and the injection technique, the effects of a completed Sculptra treatment may last from 1-2 years and sometimes longer.