Sculptra or Poly-L lactic Acid is a popular injectable that's used in cosmetic treatments to treat signs of aging by restoring your skin's inner structure and overall volume.
According to the FDA, Sculptra injectables are used by board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons to treat:
- shallow to deep facial wrinkles
- nasolabial fold deficiencies
- cheek wrinkles
- loss in volume in the face
How does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra injectables work by stimulating the cells of your skin to kickstart the production of collagen, an important protein in your body responsible for your skin's plumpness and youthful appearance.
A single Sculptra injectable can last anywhere from 18 months to 24 months, making it a "semi-permanent" aesthetic procedure depending on the amount and area of the face that it's used.
Is Sculptra Right For You?
Unlike other dermal fillers, which are used to cosmetically treat wrinkles by filling them in, Sculptra injectables work to restart your body's production of collagen to restore your skin to its original youth-like appearance, with structure and volume.
The effects of Sculptra, as a result, are gradual and more natural in their ability to fill your face over time. If you're looking to recreate a younger-looking face that's full of volume and supple and results in a change to your appearance over a period of time, then Sculptra may be the right cosmetic treatment for you.
Treatment with Sculptra is Safe When Performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If your aging face is starting to worry you, scheduling an appointment with a board-certified doctor can help.
A licensed doctor with experience in cosmetic injectables can help determine an individual plan for you based on your overall health, history of disease, and desired outcomes.