Sculptra injectable treatment is a new solution used to fight wrinkles and sagging skin by stimulating the skin’s collagen production which is responsible for the youth, elasticity, tone and smoothness of the skin. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production.

The result is restructuring and revitalization of the skin. The undeniable advantage of this technique is that Sculptra provides the maximum effect with minimum rehabilitation.


How does Sculptra work?

Benefits of Sculptra treatment

Sculptra injectable treatment is made with poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic variation of lactic acid. The injectable works in two stages. First, the biocompatible injectable fills the empty space in the skin cells. It gets deep into wrinkles and folds and pushes them out. 

Water in the composition of the drug eventually leaves the body. Then the second stage which is the natural production of collagen begins. Collagen production helps to stretch the skin and tighten the oval of the face, resulting in the rejuvenation of the skin

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is processed and synthesized artificially. This eliminates the risk of rejection and side effects. The drug is completely eliminated from the body. Collagen is the basis of smooth skin without creases and wrinkles, and poly-L-lactic acid synthesizes the production of collagen fibers. Anyone can receive this treatment, especially those who have severe age-related concerns. This treatment can be used on the mid-face and other areas where there are troublesome wrinkles. The long-lasting results of this filler are second to none compared to other dermal fillers. With proper care of the skin of the face and body, the effect of this injectable lasts up to 2.5 years.

The result of the Sculptra procedure

  • Wrinkle smoothing
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin elasticity increase
  • Face lift
  • More youthful and well-groomed skin

What can Sculptra treat?

Sculptra injectable areas

Sculptra is most commonly used for the nasolabial folds, aka ‘smile lines’. Other areas that can see great improvement from Sculptra treatments are:

  • Hollow temples
  • Marionette lines/laugh-lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Jawline sagging
  • Neck lines
  • Chin crease 

Sculptra is the right treatment for uneven skin structure, and age-related changes – wrinkles, and lines. The injectable is administered to smooth the skin on the hands and correct sagging skin on the thighs and abdomen.  

Sculptra is designed to correct the face – temples, cheekbones, chin and chin crease, sunken cheeks, and nasolabial triangle. This injectable is used to eliminate the following deficiencies:

  • Flabby and dry skin of the neck and décolleté;
  • Lack of subcutaneous fat of the hands;
  • Flabbiness and dryness of the skin of the hands;
  • Sagging skin on the buttocks and abdomen;
  • Scars
  • Sculptra combined with Juvederm or Restylane allows you to see the result immediately.

This correction method is not suitable for correcting the shape of the nose, eyelids and crow’s feet around the eyes.

Before-after of Sculptra

Are there any risks or side effects?

Sculptra treatment

You can expect some swelling and bruising at the injection site. Other common side effects include:

  • redness
  • tenderness
  • pain
  • bleeding
  • itching
  • bumps

Side effects of Sculpture are rare, but it is worth considering the following limitations to the procedure:

  • burns, scratches, and wounds near the treatment area;
  • dermatological diseases in the injection area – eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis;
  • tendency to form keloid scars;
  • kidney disease.

Sculptra is injected into the skin using a needle or cannula by a licensed medical professional and injection specialist. The specialist calculates the duration of the course individually, taking into account the condition of the skin.

Before starting, the specialist determines the amount of the injectable, and the interval between procedures. The procedure lasts about an hour.

Sometimes the first result is noticeable immediately right after the procedure. The effect will gradually increase within 2-8 months.


Sculptra pre-treatment

Sculptra post-treatment

It is recommended to reduce sun exposure a week before the procedure, so as not to cause pigmentation. Since the procedure is invasive, it is recommended to discontinue any blood-thinning medications or supplements within a week.

There is no extensive recovery after this treatment and the patient can return to normal life within half an hour. Some recommendations are encouraged:

  • Use sunscreen with a protection factor of 35-50 SPF;
  • Treat the injected areas with an antiseptic twice a day;
  • Lightly blot the skin, do not rub with a towel;
  • Wash your face two days after the procedure;
  • Avoid sun exposure for two weeks;
  • Apply cosmetics in a day or two.

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