No matter how much we diet and exercise, fat and bone loss occurs naturally as we age, starting as early as age 30. This fat and bone loss, especially around our eyes, forehead and cheeks make men and women look much older and more tired than their actual years. Sculptra helps fill these “deflated” areas of our face as it tightens and even brightens our skin. As the collagen synthesizes, Sculptra not only fills and lifts the deflated and sunken areas of our face, it actually helps your skin reflects more light, hence a truly brightening effect. Over the weeks, your face’s aging process will actually begin to reverse. The results are dramatic, yet because they take place over an eight week to six month period, they are gradual and very natural.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-based injectables were first approved by the FDA more than a decade ago to correct facial fat loss is people with human immunodeficiency virus. In numerous studies, it has been proven that PLLA stimulates natural collagen production, creating volume over time at the site of the injection. PLLA is a string of lactic acid molecules. Lactic acid occurs naturally in the body, for example when we exercise strenuously. PLLA used in Sculptura is made in a lab but contains no animal products or human DNA.
Sculptra stimulates the body to create it's own new collagen, resulting in a very natural increase in facial volume that lasts for up to two years or more in some cases! Gradual collagen synthesis – with effects realized starting at week six and showing continuing improvements up to month six – creates the most natural look of any filler. For this reason, it is known to be a celebrity favorite.
Sculptra was the approved in 2009 by the FDA for purely cosmetic purposes. It has been used widely however for more than a decade and has been used extensively in Europe. It is also approved in Canada and twenty other countries.
Sculptura is not advised as a first facial treatment. If you have never had dermal fillers, we advise you start with something less long lasting such as Restylane or Juvederm. Once you know you are comfortable with the youthful effects of filler, then proceed with Sculptra. Our patients find it to be a fantastic product, a great value, and leave with wonderfully natural results.