Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable treatment that is used for facial rejuvenation and addressing volume loss in specific areas of the face or body.
Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production in the targeted area. The injected Sculptra particles act as a scaffold, triggering the body’s natural collagen-building process, which leads to improved skin elasticity, texture, and volume over time.
The results of Sculptra are not immediate. It takes time for collagen production to occur and for the improvements to become noticeable. Typically, the full effects of Sculptra can be seen gradually over several months.
The number of Sculptra treatments needed varies depending on individual goals and the specific area being treated. However, a series of 3 treatments, spaced several weeks apart, are typically recommended to achieve optimal results.
Sculptra injections are minimally invasive, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately following the Sculptra procedure. Some individuals may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, but these usually resolve quickly.
Fillers and Sculptra differ in composition and how they work. Fillers use hyaluronic acid to add immediate volume to the treated area, while Sculptra, made of poly-L-lactic acid, stimulates collagen production for gradual, natural improvements. Sculptra’s effects last 2-3 years, while fillers may require more frequent treatments.