What's the secret to youthful-looking skin?
Sculptra is different from topical treatments and other facial fillers because it works with your body to help revitalize the production of collagen, the natural substance that gives your skin resiliency, elasticity and shape. Sculptra will add volume to areas of the face to create a soft, natural, more youthful recontouring of the face. The result? A more youthful-looking appearance that can last up to two years.
Sculptra can add volume to:
- hollow cheeks
- softening boney cheekbones
- nasolabial and melolabial folds (nose to mouth/mouth to chin)
- hollow chin area
- defining the jawline
- hollow temples
Sculptra works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.
What is Sculptra made of?
Sculptra (generic name is “poly-L-lactic acid” or PLLA) is a synthetic of lactic acid. Lactic acid is made in our muscles after exercise. Polylactic acid is lactic acid molecules stuck together in strings (a polymer). It is made in a laboratory and contains no animal products and no human DNA. It very gradually disappears by the action of your own cell enzymes.
How many treatments do I need?
According to the manufacturer’s recommended protocol, Sculptra should be administered in several treatments 4-6 weeks apart. In addition, the manufacturer also advises that each patient’s age must be taken into consideration in determining how many vials should be utilized. For example, a patient who is 60 years old will probably need 6 vials whereas a 40 year old patient will most likely require 4 vials in order to achieve optimal success.