About Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic. Not an overnight miracle. Long-lasting. Not a quick fix. The first facial injectable gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years (Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months). So you have more time to see how sensational subtle things can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age. Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.

  • Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. The clinical trial ended at 25 months.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds in clinical trials.
    Sculptra® Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for more than 2 years.

  • It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra® Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time. The result? Sculptra® Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, more youthful-looking appearance that can last for more than 2 years.
  • Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. The clinical trial ended at 25 months.

Sculptra Aesthetic Gradually Replaces Lost Collagen

Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful-looking appearance. Watch our videos in the Sculptra® Aesthetic library. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra® Aesthetic trained physician. On average, three injection sessions are needed for a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.

Sculptra is a safe, FDA-approved non-surgical cosmetic treatment for reducing facial lines and wrinkles and creating a fuller, more youthful appearance for your face. Sculptra works by stimulating your body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue. Your collagen fills in the lines and wrinkles and also elevates the sagging skin. After a series of Sculptra treatments, your face is filled and “plumped up” by your own body’s collagen which is very natural-looking and not “fake” looking.

An ideal client is someone who comes in and tells us: “I wish I could look like I gained 10 pounds from my neck up.” They have usually experienced some dramatic weight loss from either bariatric surgery, lost a significant amount of facial fat from long-distance running or biking, or just lost a lot of weight from the stress that life has to offer.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss or sunken-in areas. Sculptra provides a gradual increase in skin thickness and fullness in that part of the face. Visible results appear within the first few treatment sessions. Sculptra will not correct the underlying cause of the facial fat loss but will help improve the appearance by increasing skin thickness in the treated area.

Although Sculptra is mainly used in the face for facial rejuvenation, it can be injected in other areas that are considered “off-label”, such as the upper arms and knees, to smooth out crepey skin, décolleté area, and even the buttocks for a nonsurgical butt contouring or butt augmentation.

How Soon Will You See Results with Sculptra?

Sculptra provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds, indentations, and sunken areas in the face and neck. The results achieved by Sculptra are natural-looking and appear gradually over a few weeks. Because Sculptra stimulates the body to produce its collagen, the results can last up to 2 years and longer in some cases. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect. Results may vary.

What to Do After Treatment?

You should massage the treated area five times a day for five minutes for five days after the treatment session. Within the first 24 hours after treatment, an ice pack should be applied for a few minutes at a time to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in a cloth and avoid putting ice directly on your skin. Immediately following a treatment session with Sculptra, redness, swelling, pain, bruising or all of these signs can happen in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a few hours to a few days. Avoid excessive sun and UV lamp exposure until initial swelling and redness have resolved.

How Quickly Can You Return to Daily Activities?

Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately following treatment.

Aftercare Instructions:

Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped ice pack to the treated area for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin. The cold will help reduce common swelling.

Massage the treated area for 5 minutes 5 times a day for 5 days after treatment as recommended by your physician.

Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but after treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness go away. Your doctor will provide guidelines on sunscreen protection and how to avoid excessive sunlight.

Call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns after treatment. Also, report any side effects to your doctor. Be sure to keep any follow-up appointments that may be scheduled.
Remember, Sculptra® Aesthetic works by gradually replacing lost collagen. It provides improvements subtly without making it look like you’ve had work done.

Before and After Photos