What is Sculptra?
Sculptra™ is a Collagen Stimulator, a new injectable treatment to smooth wrinkles, restore facial volume and contour the face. It works by stimulating the rebuilding of the body’s own collagen to get rid of lines and wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance with gradual, natural looking results. FDA study results show lasting results past 2 years. Your own new collagen will of course age “with” you, but does not degrade like a temporary filler would.
In essence, the improvements you attain are a result of your own collagen. No other product has proven to provide this activation of collagen restoration.
As we age we naturally lose fat, muscle and bone – When these losses cause a gaunt older look, Sculptra can be injected to address the loss on a “global” basis in the face. This is something that fillers cannot achieve.
Sculptra is also used to restore volume deficiencies that may be genetic, caused by illness, weight loss, and in some patients, previous facelift surgery where volume was not factored into the end results.
Simple Procedure for Volume Loss and Lipoatrophy
Sculptra® is approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of volume loss; it is the first FDA-approved product of its kind. It is widely used by specially trained surgeons and dermasurgeons who wish to offer their patients a simple procedure for restoring a plumper more youthful appearance.
As we age all of us develop facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy. This loss of fat beneath the skin is noticeable to us because it can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes.
Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume, which can cause hollows at the temples, under the eyes, in the cheeks, and the jowls. Sculptra® provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance in those with facial lipoatrophy.
Sculptra® is a safe, biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and skin depressions. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin testing is required. The primary component is poly-l-lactic acid, which actually comes from milk. The same material as dissolvable sutures, it has been used in safely inside the body for decades.
Sculptra – Re-contouring your face by stimulating your own collagen
The results from Sculptra® treatment are not immediate; Sculptra® provides a gradual increase in skin thickness so you must allow several weeks and months for your tissues to rejuvenate. As your collagen re-grows you will slowly begin to see the signs of aging starting to reverse. And since this is not a filler, but your own tissue that is regenerating, the effects of Sculptra® are enduring. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to 2 years minimum after just the first treatment session in most patients.