Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cell and tissue—for results that can last more than two years.*
SCULPTRA AESTHETIC ADDRESSES AN UNDERLYING CAUSE OF FACIAL AGING, NOT JUST THE SYMPTOMS
As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.
Sculptra Aesthetic works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.
As the Sculptra Aesthetic PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.
Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
SCULPTRA AESTHETIC MAY STIMULATE COLLAGEN GROWTH WHICH HELPS TO RESTORE FACIAL VOLUME AND THE LOOK OF FULLNESS TO WRINKLES AND FOLDS OVERTIME
If you want to appear more youthful-looking — without appearing like you’ve had work done — then chances are Sculptra Aesthetic may be a good choice for you.
The active ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, which is naturally produced in human muscle during physical exercise. The body breaks it down over time to carbon dioxide and water. There is no concern of an allergic reaction to it.
Sculptra Aesthetic is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist.
It is a known phenomenon that the placement of microscopic particles of ~ 30-70 microns (very tiny!) that are irregularly shaped placed next to skin or bone will stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. Taking advantage of this phenomenon, PLLA can be made into particles of this size in a powder form. When hydrated in water and placed underneath the skin or next to the bone, can stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. This is why Sculptra is a Biostimulator which can last several years, as opposed to “Fillers” e.g. Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, etc… which given an instant result and absorb over months.
Collagen is important to supporting the underlying structure of the skin to keep it soft and supple. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which in conjunction with loss of facial fat as well as bony absorption of the skull, results in facial hollows and the appearance of facial creases. Sculptra helps to replace collagen for natural, long-lasting results.
Absorbable sutures made of PLLA have been used for decades, and Biostimulators containing PLLA have been used in Europe since 1999, and in the United States since 2004.
Because Sculptra works with the body’s natural processes, results from treatment tend to be gradual. It’s best to think of Sculptra as being similar to growing your lawn with seed, not sod. It’s slow and gradual but gives the best and most natural result. The number of treatments varies depending on the patient’s age, metabolism, and degree of volume loss.
The specialist injects treatment within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Over time, Sculptra Aesthetic helps the body reproduce lost collagen. The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.
The results are truly amazing with the softening of bony landmarks, without losing the normal highlights of your underlying bony structure. Most patients experience results lasting up to two years before a touch-up procedure is needed.