Sculptra is a type of dermal filler used to address facial volume loss and wrinkles. Unlike traditional fillers that provide immediate results, Sculptra stimulates the body's own collagen production over time, resulting in gradual and natural-looking improvements in skin texture and firmness.

What it Is:

Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable material. It's FDA-approved and commonly used to treat shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, particularly the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.

How It Works:

When Sculptra is injected into the skin, it triggers a mild inflammatory response. As the body responds to this "injury," it begins to produce collagen, a vital protein that provides structure and support to the skin. Over several weeks to months, the newly formed collagen gradually fills in lines and wrinkles, leading to smoother and more youthful-looking skin.

Injection Frequency:

The number of Sculptra injections required depends on individual goals and the degree of correction needed. Typically, a series of treatment sessions are recommended, usually spaced a few weeks apart. Results become more apparent over time as collagen production increases. Unlike other fillers, the effects of Sculptra may last up to two years or more, making it a longer-lasting option.

Side Effects:

Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites. These effects generally subside within a few days. In rare cases, lumps or nodules might form under the skin, but these can often be massaged out by a healthcare provider. It's important to follow post-care instructions to minimize the risk of complications.

As with any medical procedure, it's essential to consult with one of our providers before considering Sculptra injections. They can assess your individual needs, provide personalized recommendations, and ensure the treatment is performed safely and effectively.