Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable like no other! It isn’t a “filler” like hyaluronic acid injectables. Sculptra is a biostimulant which helps your body increase its own collagen production. The treatment is an injection of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which works deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production and create a framework that restores facial volume. With a new supportive framework, the skin is able to regain elasticity and hold moisture.
The treatments are administered in three sessions, usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The results appear gradually and naturally. Because the result is your own improved tissue, patients do not look “overfilled” or un natural. Best of all, the results are long lasting! In one major clinical study patients were still showing improvement 25 months after the last injection.
Sculptra can be injected all over the lower face, so it treats areas that are typically ignored in other filler treatments. Temples, jaw line, chin can be treated as well as cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. This is a great treatment for athletes or patients who metabolize HA fillers very quickly, or anyone who has lost volume in the face and wishes to restore a more youthful appearance.