Sculptra ® Aesthetic
Patient of Stephen P. Bracci, MD. Individual results may vary.
Go straight to the source of facial aging with Sculptra! Use Sculptra to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate your appearance today! Continue reading to learn more or jump to one of the following:
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a cosmetic filler that stimulates the production of collagen, a natural protein in our bodies that provides support for our skin. Sculptra is made from a substance called poly-L- Lactic acid (PLLA).
What exactly does Sculptra do?
By stimulating the production of Collagen, Sculptra helps to restore volume and support under the skin in areas of the face that have lost collagen and/or fat. Essentially, Sculptra helps your body to reproduce the collagen that was once there, which in turn corrects the lost support structure underneath the skin.
What areas of the face does sculptra commonly treat?
Sculptra is commonly used to treat the area from corners of the nose to the corners of mouth, also known as Nasolabial folds, as well as Marieonette lines, or the area from the corners of the mouth downward (which circumscribe the chin.) Sculptra may also be effective in treating other areas of the face that are particularly affected by the loss of collagen and/or fat.
How is sculptra applied?
Sculptra is injected beneath the skin with a needle or a fine instrument called a cannula.
How long does sculptra last?
Sculptra may last up to a few years, however, these results may vary and can be affected by variables such as the amount of Sculptra injected as well as the area of treatment. These variables depend on the particular needs of each patient.
What are some of the advantages of choosing Sculptra over other fillers?
Sculptra generally provides long lasting results and may be useful in areas of the face that have lost volume due to a loss of collagen or fat.
Many patients choose Sculptra because it acts mainly by stimulating the production of a protein (collagen) that is already present in the human body. Alternately, most fillers work by adding back mechanical space in order to replace volume. Therefore, Sculptra possesses the unique property that it is mainly a stimulator of collagen, rather than a substitute for replacing lost volume.
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