Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator that gradually helps to reproduce lost collagen in the skin – an underlying cause of facial aging. Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator that works within the deep dermis of the skin to help revitalize collagen production and restore the skin’s inner structure and volume. As the poly-L-lactic acid microparticles in Sculptra are absorbed in the skin, they help stimulate collagen growth.
As a collagen stimulator, Sculptra fillers are used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds by restoring the deep, underlying structure of the skin.
The revitalization of collagen production happens gradually, helping to restore facial volume and create a more firm and youthful appearance.
Poly-L-lactic acid in the Sculptra injections is a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer that works with the body to reproduce lost collagen.
One of the main reasons for visible facial aging, like wrinkles and sagging skin, is the loss of collagen, a key component in the skin.
Collagen is an elastic protein that maintains skin shape and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid, which in turn makes the skin more firm and hydrated.
The results of using Sculptra cosmetic fillers can be seen after one treatment. Within a few weeks, the full effects of the treatment will be visible, and the results can last up to two years.
The risk of using Sculptra as a treatment for minimizing wrinkles, lines or furrows on the face are minimal.
This is due to the fact that the main compound of Sculptra is synthesized from poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible material, which is already naturally present in the human body.
If you have any issues with allergies or hypersensitivity to certain substances, we recommend you address this during your consultation at the clinic.
When comparing Sculptra with Juvéderm it is important to be aware of the differences in the properties of each product. Read our review of Sculptra vs Juvéderm dermal fillers:
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator bringing volume for the entire face but over time. When using Sculptra you will see some results right after treatment, but the greatest effect is achieved after 4 to 6 months and can last for up to 2 years.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler mostly used for lips and to prevent lines and wrinkles. Retain moisture to your skin, the effects of this product are visible at once when injected into the skin area.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound in the human body that decreased over time. This type of filler will normally last between 6 months to 1 year before the procedure has to be repeated.