As we age, we lose collagen gradually over time, and Sculptra is a powerhouse for stimulating new collagen formation. Sculptra® is made from poly-L-lactic acid. After Sculptra® is injected , collagen is gradually replaced 4-6 weeks, filling in wrinkles and folds and increasing the plumpness of the skin.
Very often patients need Global rejuvenation, meaning that multiple areas of the face show signs of aging and need treatment. With exception to around the eyes and lips, Sculptra can be injected almost anywhere on the face, neck and decollate. Results from this procedure take 4-6 weeks to be noticeable and may require more than one treatment session, and that is truly the beauty of it. It is a very gradual progression to the desired endpoint. And there are many other amazing benefits—the skin just becomes better, smoother and glowy, plump!
The longevity of Sculptra is also far beyond anything else on the market. It can last 2-3 years. For very athletic or lean patients with fast metabolisms, it is really ideal, since they tend to metabolize through regular fillers very quickly. However, most other patients are also great candidates.