What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid in a sterile water base that aids collagen growth over time. The safe and synthetic FDA-approved facial injectable does not require allergy testing. Initially approved for treating facial lipoatrophy in 2004, Sculptra® Aesthetic became an FDA approved treatment for deep lines and wrinkles five years later, making it a great option for replacing collagen lost through aging.

What is Sculptra® Aesthetic used for?

As Sculptra® Aesthetic works gradually, restoring facial composition along with deep folds and wrinkles happens over time. While it’s a sound choice for treating cheek volume loss, Sculptra® Aesthetic is also used to treat deep facials folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It should not be used for treating around the lips or eyes.

What is the treatment like?

The average treatment takes roughly half an hour. First, the skin is cleansed of makeup and then antiseptic is applied to the treatment areas. Ice packs are included to help make you find comfort in the event that the injection causes discomfort. After the injection, treatment areas are massaged thoroughly to distribute the product evenly below the skin.

While the procedure is safe, most patients experience mild swelling post injection. This common side effect generally lasts for only a short while after the procedure. Our expert staff, a thin needle, and ice packs help make the procedure as painless as possible.

Sculptra® Aesthetic Results

Visual improvement does occur post injection because of the sterile water aspect of Sculptra® Aesthetic. As your body absorbs that sterile water, the effect diminishes. Typically, it may take 8 weeks before the real results can be seen, as this solution gradually corrects lost volume, wrinkles, and folds. One treatment may be enough for some patients to achieve their desired look. The average patient participates in a series of 3 treatments within a few months to reach their best result. Since Sculptra® Aesthetic helps promote collagen growth, results may last up to 2 years. If you’re looking for a discrete procedure to achieve your desired look, this treatment may be the one for you.