This is a unique filler that works well for those who need a bigger volume boost. In our youth, our bodies produce plenty of collagen, which keeps our skin strong and tight. As we age, our collagen production naturally slows by around 1% per year beginning some time in the late 20s. As it does, our skin everywhere slowly begins to sag and lose volume as the strong foundation in the middle layers of the skin erodes. Sculptra boosts the production of collagen: the key protein that gives skin its strength and support.
Sculptra is usually injected into four to six parts of the face and requires two or three sessions spaced six weeks apart. Since this filler stimulates natural collagen production, the results not only look natural but also last as long as two years at a time.
Where It Works
Sculptra is most often used on the face, but it can also be used to provide fullness and to soften cellulite in the buttocks.
How does Sculptra keep delivering results over time?
Our bodies are constantly producing new everything: new cells, new collagen, new tissues. As we age, our collagen production tends to decrease. Sculptra injections stimulate our skin to “rev up” the production of collagen. It works with your skin’s existing collagen and initially replaces it, then reinforces it, strengthens it, and stimulates the production of new collagen.
Sculptra is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used safely for decades. It’s been used in dissolvable stitches and as a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries. The reason that it lasts so long is that this primary ingredient, PLLA, lasts that long before the body gradually and naturally reabsorbs it.