Sculptra is one of the newest dermal fillers available, but it’s distinctively different from its counterparts. This gradual facial injectable works gradually in a series of treatments to a subtly youthful appearance that can last more than two years.
What Does Sculptra Aesthetic Do?
Just like other dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm, Sculptra is a liquid injected into the face. But rather than running of the risk of looking “over stuffed”, Sculptra gradually and subtly adds volume to the face to eliminate signs of aging.
Sculptra can fill hollow cheeks, soften harsh cheekbones, fill the nose to mouth and mouth to chin folds, and define the jawline. The extra volume lifts the face and significantly reduces wrinkles that were created by a loss of facial volume.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is a synthetic of lactic acid, known as poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. Muscles generate lactic acid after exercise, and PLLA is simply lactic acid molecules strung together. It’s made in a laboratory with absolutely no animal products or human DNA.
Since collagen is the key structural component to youthful and radiant skin, Sculptra works to replace lost collagen using the PLLA. About three injections over the period of a few months reinforce the skin’s structure to replace lost collagen for fuller, more natural facial volume.
How Long Does Sculptra Last?
Sculptra’s motto is that anti-aging should occur gradually, just like aging. Rather than instant results that might look unnatural and only last one year, Sculptra helps rejuvenate the skin over the span of a few months. Clinical trials ended at 25 months of use, at which point many patients still displayed visible results.
Is Sculptra Safe?
Yes! It’s actually been used extensively in Europe since 1999. It received its full FDA approval for cosmetic use in the United States in 2009. Since PLLA is absorbed naturally by the body, it’s actually been used for years in dissolvable stitches and is proven to be safe and effective.
This treatment is the anti-aging answer that truly makes sense.