Over time, due to natural aging, our bodies produce less collagen. This, combined with environmental factors like sun exposure, often leaves us with less elasticity and volume as well as visible signs of aging. Sculptra works over time to gradually stimulate collagen production from within, restoring the skin's natural fullness and correcting wrinkles, folds, fat loss, and many other signs of aging.
Sculptra’s non-invasive treatments can last anywhere from 15-40 minutes. Typically, your provider will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area and will use a very fine needle for injecting. Sculptra is not a quick fix, results become apparent over time through a series of treatments. Though results appear gradually, full correction can achieve results lasting up to two years.
Sculptra targets visible signs of aging such as volume loss, skin depressions, folds, wrinkles, scars, and facial fat loss (lipoatrophy). Sculptra is also known for off label uses, most notably nonsurgical Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL), also known as "Sculptra Butt Lift." Treatment plans vary from patient to patient based on their specific needs.
The key component of Sculptra is Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Once injected, PLLA gradually induces collagen production that is significant enough to fill out hollowness, folds, fat loss, and other signs of aging.
A typical treatment plan may consist of a minimum of three Sculptra appointments over the course of several months. Individuals who are older, thinner, or exercise vigorously.