What is Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps progressively replace lost collagen. The loss of collagen as we age is one of the primary causes of facial lines and wrinkles. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid based filler that is considered to be semi-permanent, stimulating collagen production to restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. Once collagen production is restarted, that collagen helps soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles by revitalizing your skin’s health.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra treatments in Beverly Hills are different than other liquid and gel fillers, such as hyaluronic based fillers, because it deals with increasing collagen production rather than just adding volume by pushing the dermis up. Sculptra is injected into the face to treat smile lines, marionette lines (lines at the corner of the mouth) and chin wrinkles.

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Sculptra Aesthetic can last up to two years. Results will appear gradually over the time of the treatment plan, typically three injections over the course of three to four months. Sculptra is different than other fillers because the improvements will be gradual instead of instant, making it less detectable by others. Get natural-looking enhancement without the worry of someone realizing you had “work done.”

Who can Benefit from Sculptra?

Sculptra in Los Angeles is best for patients with a healthy immune system, looking to improve their moderate to severe nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Sculptra is also great for patients that want a longer lasting treatment than traditional dermal fillers.

Sculptra should not be used by patients allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or sensitive to hypertrophic scarring. The safety has not been concluded in patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.

What are the Side Effects of Sculptra?

Like many fillers, patients may experience some minor side effects such as redness, swelling, pain at the injection site, bruising, bleeding and itching bumps. While these side effects are minor, they usually resolve within a few hours to a few days.

Sculptra at MetroMD

Let our expert injectors at MetroMD restore your youthful appearance with Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, specifically tailored to your aesthetic needs. Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more, and begin to plan for your remarkable results!  Visit our blog for more information!