Sculptra is NOT a filler. It consists of particles is a poly-L-lactic acid which is the main component of dissolvable suture material and acts as a fertilizer within the skin to over time produce natural collagen production. The results can be unparallelled and when partnered with Botox and/or Dysport form what is now referred to as the Liquid Facelift. Sculptra provides some of the most natural and long lasting results of any “filler” on the market today. Because it is typically done in a series of treatments the results appear gradually, which is why it is so popular among celebrities.
Produces Dramatic Results that Gradually take effect.
Sculptra is the perfect choice for someone who doesn’t want anyone to know they have done a treatment. A typical comment patients hear is that they look great even refreshed. Since the results were spread out over months there is no dramatic overnight change that anyone would recognize. For most people a significant difference will be seen by eight weeks with collagen production continuing up to six months from the last treatment. The mere change in the dermis of your skin from the increased collagen allows the skin to reflect light which gives skin an overall more youthful and rested. The effects of Sculptra were studied up to 2 years at this point more than 75% of patients were still happy from their treatments.
One unique aspect of the treatment is its ability to counteract some of the bone loss in the face that is part of normal aging. Bone loss leads to many of the aging changes in the lower face such as jowels and nasolabial folds. For women the loss of bone in the chin means for many the chin will recede and become pointy like a witch. As men age they lose the squareness of the jaw line which decreases their masculine look and makes the skin more loose.
History of Sculptra
It has been FDA approved in the United States since 2009 and for many years it has been used in Europe prior to coming here. Surgeons were the ones to discover that poly-L-lactic acid produced firmer, plumper skin surrounding the areas of dissolvable post-surgical stitches.
Who’s a Sculptra candidate
- 40+ yo noticing changes of volume loss in multiple areas of the face
- Natural & gradual results
- Long lasting results