Beautiful skin is a journey. The options available to you can be confusing and can be overwhelming. Let keep it simple: as we age our collagen production diminishes, and skin doesn’t have the same resiliency and fullness it did in the past.
Sculptra is an injectable treatment that activates your skin’s natural power to revitalize collagen production for a more youthful appearance.
With a series of three sessions, restores the support and volume skin, providing results that can last up to two years. The main downside? The results are not instant.
Is Sculptra really a game changer? Let’s ask our Nurse Alex!
Q: What is Sculptra?
A: Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler used to treat facial wrinkles and skin aging. It is made of PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid)
Q: How does Sculptra work?
A: Sculptra works by naturally stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, which results in a gradual increase in skin thickness and improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Q: Is Sculptra safe?
A: Sculptra is a safe and FDA-approved treatment when performed by a licensed medical professional.
Q: Do the Sculptra injections hurt?
A: Sculptra injections can cause some discomfort, but the level of pain is usually mild to moderate and can be managed with numbing cream. We also add lidocaine (a numbing medicine) into the vial when we mix it. Some people may experience mild pain or a stinging sensation during the injections, but this typically subsides quickly. After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, or tenderness at the injection site, but these side effects usually resolve within a few days.
Q: How is Sculptra different from other fillers?
A: Sculptra is different from other fillers in several ways:
Mechanism of action: Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen, while other fillers work by adding volume directly to the skin.
Duration of effect: The effects of Sculptra can last for up to 2 years, while the effects of other fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, typically last for a shorter period of time, ranging from several months to a year.
Purpose: Sculptra is specifically designed to treat wrinkles and facial aging, while other fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, can be used for a variety of cosmetic purposes, including lip augmentation and cheek enhancement.
Treatment approach: Sculptra is usually administered in a series of treatments.