OUR SERVICES – Sculptra
what does it do
Sculptra stimulates collagen production via poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible, biodegradable polymer that restores the underlying skin structure to diminish nasolabial folds, tighten skin, and add facial volume where needed. Over time, as the PLLA microparticles are absorbed, collagen and elastin cells are stimulated to increase production, and volume and support are restored. In clinical studies, 100% of patients showed improvement for up to two years, noting an overall refreshed appearance.
What to expect
Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a liquid medication injected into the deep dermis via cannula or needle focusing on even spread, safety, and treatment comfort. Optimal treatment areas include facial zones that are primarily immobile, such as the areas under the cheekbones, the lower marionette zones, the temples, and the hollowing by corners of the nostrils. Moderate swelling and redness are common post-treatment, reducing within hours. Clients return to regular activities on the day of treatment.
Sculptra before and after
How much does a Sculptra treatment cost?
The average cost of Sculptra is $1,000 a vial.
How long does Sculptra last?
The results from Sculptra are not permanent. However, they will last longer than a dermal filler, usually around 24 months, wearing off gradually from there.
Sculptra injection sites, what are the optimal facial areas?
Sculptra is best for tightening the skin surface of the lower face (crepey skin) and softening the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Most of our clients receive Sculptra lower face injections. In addition, Sculptra to temples, Sculptra to lift jowls, and Sculptra to neck area are common treatments.
What is the downtime associated with Sculptra treatments?
There is little to no downtime with Sculptra treatments. Patients can return to regular activities the next day. Slight redness, tenderness, bruising, and swelling near the injection site can happen but will dissipate over the next few days.
Is Sculptra a dermal filler?
Technically, Sculptra is a biostimulator, not a dermal filler. It has no volume of itself; it comes in a powder form and is reconstituted with water for injection. Similar to a fertilizer, it stimulates collagen production over time, about 3-4 months. The newly formed collagen, type 1 and 3, adds volume and support to the face for an overall refreshed appearance.
Can Sculptra be dissolved?
Since Sculptra is inherently a liquid medication that stimulates your body to create collagen, it adds natural volume and cannot be dissolved with hylenex like a dermal filler. After injections, swelling from the water content in the injection is common but depletes to baseline after three days. In two months, an increase in volume, skin tenacity, and a decrease in nasolabial folds occurs.