What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra works with your body to stimulate collagen production lost to aging, rebuilding and reinforcing your skin’s structural foundation. Through a series of treatments, typically about three sessions over a few months, it restores the support and volume of youthful looking skin, providing results that can last up to two years.
Sculptra was first approved 1999 in Europe for filling small facial deficits and it is currently available in more than 40 countries globally. Sculptra consist of Poly- L-Lactic Acid, which is a synthetic polymer that has been used in human body since 1960 and as medical suture material from 1970.
Sculptra is injected into the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. It contains PLLA, which acts as a collagen stimulator, helping to gradually restore fullness to facial wrinkles and folds. This results in a softer and more youthful appearance.
Collagen is Key
Collagen is a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives skin structure and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA), which helps maintain the skin’s shape, while keeping it smooth and hydrated. A healthy supply of collagen makes for a more youthful-looking complexion.
- The procedure is performed in-office by a trained provider.
- No pretesting is required for Sculptra treatments.
- You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
- There is no special preparation required.
On the day of your first Sculptra treatment, the doctor will map the injection sites on your skin and cleanse the area. A topical anesthetic may be applied to help with any discomfort. The doctor will then inject your skin using multiple small injections.
You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. The doctor will advise you of any special instructions.
By 45, you face up to 25% collagen loss.
Sculptra is used to diminish facial wrinkles and folds and has been clinically approved to treat smile lines and other wrinkles around the nose and mouth as well as chin wrinkles.
Sculptra has many off-label uses, including:
- nonsurgical butt lift or buttock augmentation
- correction of cellulite
- correction of chest, elbow, and knee wrinkles
Sculptra has also become a popular choice for those looking to bulk up their appearance. It’s being used to create definition and the look of extra muscle mass on the: