Sculptra is not a filler all on its own, rather it is an agent of stimulation to your body’s natural collagen-producing ability. Over the course of about 2 years, your body will metabolize the Sculptra that has been injected and will replace it with your own natural collagen production.
As we age, our body slowly decreases its own production of collagen, a structural protein found in our connective tissue. Collagen is the substance that prevents premature aging; it gives our skin its healthy, plump, smooth appearance. Over time, we lose facial volume, the results of which are sagging skin, “hollows”, fine lines, wrinkles, and an aging appearance. An effective series of Sculptra injections will assist your body in filling in its own collagen-deficient areas – including scarring resulting from minor injuries or acne. Unlike traditional fillers, Sculptra doesn’t create a pillow-like effect beneath the skin’s surface, therefore clients will not experience puffiness or a “doughy” outcome. Best of all, the results will continue to develop for several weeks to months, giving a gradual return to a natural, healthy glow.
Physician-formulated in 2004 for the treatment of severe fat loss, Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a biodegradable molecule a substance similar in composition to dissolvable sutures that is harmless to the body and is easily broken down and absorbed. Using a proprietary blend of anesthetics, we employ a topical numbing agent to your skin prior to the injections. Aside from a numb sensation, there is very little to no discomfort whatsoever, all without the need for invasive plastic surgery or liposuction.