Sculptra® is an innovative dermal filler designed to gradually stimulate collagen production, restoring volume and firmness to the skin over time. Composed of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra works by enhancing the skin's natural collagen, addressing signs of aging such as wrinkles and facial volume loss. This non-surgical treatment provides subtle, long-lasting results, creating a more youthful and natural-looking appearance. Embrace the transformative benefits of Sculptra and rediscover a revitalized, age-defying complexion.

Benefits of Sculptra

  • Subtle, natural-looking enhancement over time.
  • Collagen stimulation.
  • Improved skin elasticity.
  • Long-lasting effects.
  • Facial volume restoration.
  • Minimally invasive with no downtime.
  • Suitable for various facial rejuvenation concerns.
  • Tailored to individual aesthetic goals and needs.
  • Youthful appearance.

Common Side Effects of Sculptra

  • Temporary swelling.
  • Mild bruising may occur but is typically short-lived.
  • Tenderness or discomfort that resolves quickly.
  • Temporary redness.
  • Mild, temporary itching.
  • Rare lumps or bumps.
  • Rare risk of infection.
  • Very rare granulomas or small nodules.
  • Extremely rare allergic reactions.

What to Expect at Your Sculptra Appointment

In your Sculptra appointment, your dermatology provider will begin with a thorough consultation to understand your aesthetic goals. After discussing your expectations and ensuring Sculptra is the right fit for you, the provider will clean and mark the injection areas. A topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize any discomfort.

Your dermatology provider will inject Sculptra beneath the skin using a fine needle, strategically placing the product to stimulate collagen production. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, and you can resume normal activities afterward. Over the following weeks, collagen production is stimulated, and you'll notice a gradual improvement in facial volume and skin texture.

Sculptra Maintenance Recommendations

Maintaining the benefits of Sculptra involves adopting proper aftercare practices. Your dermatology provider will provide personalized guidance, but general recommendations include:
  • Gentle Massage: Massage the treated areas as directed by your dermatology provider to ensure even distribution of Sculptra.
  • Stay Hydrated: Maintain proper hydration to support collagen production and overall skin health.
  • Sun Protection: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly to protect the treated areas from UV damage.
  • Avoid Stress on Skin: Minimize excessive facial movements or stress on the treated areas to optimize results.
  • Regular Follow-ups: Schedule follow-up appointments with your dermatology provider to assess progress and determine if additional sessions are needed.
Adhering to these maintenance recommendations ensures the best outcomes and long-lasting results from your Sculptra treatment.

Sculptra Maintenance Schedule

  • The frequency of maintenance sessions is customized based on individual aesthetic goals, skin condition, and response to Sculptra treatment.
  • Typically, an initial series of 2-3 treatment sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
  • Regular follow-up assessments with your dermatology provider will determine the need for additional sessions. Your dermatology provider will also assess the stimulated collagen production to gauge the longevity of results.
  • Depending on individual response, maintenance sessions may be scheduled annually to sustain the desired results.

Sculptra FAQs

Sculptra stimulates collagen production, gradually restoring volume and improving skin texture over time.

The majority of participants in clinical studies observed noticeable results within just one month, with sustained results for a duration of up to two years.

Results can last up to two years or more.

Gently massage the treated region to ensure even distribution of Sculptra. Follow the 5-5-5 guideline: massage the injected area for 5 minutes, five times a day, consistently for five consecutive days.

If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after your Sculptra treatment.

How Dermatology Affiliates Can Help

At Dermatology Affiliates, our experienced professionals offer Sculptra treatments to address volume loss and signs of aging. If you're looking to enhance facial volume, reduce wrinkles, and achieve a more youthful appearance, schedule a Sculptra consultation with us. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.