What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that’s designed to release certain wrinkles on your face, helping you turn back the clock. It treats the lines and folds that form on the lower half of your face as you age.
Over time, your skin produces less collagen, the protein that keeps it smooth and supple. This contributes to deepening nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and more. Fortunately, with Sculptra, Dr. Richardson has a way to increase collagen production, smoothing those lines and helping you look refreshed and rejuvenated.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is different from other cosmetic injectables for the wrinkles on the lower half of your face. Even though other injectable dermal fillers work by simply filling in the area where your wrinkle has formed, the results fade quickly as your body absorbs the filler.
With Sculptra, Dr. Richardson introduces poly-L-lactic acid to the area. This stimulates your body’s collagen production process, encouraging it to build a new network of the protein to keep your skin smooth and supported. The increase in collagen fills in the area, replacing lost facial volume and providing a support structure to keep your skin smooth.
Because Sculptra encourages your skin to build a new collagen network, its results last long after your body absorbs the poly-L-lactic acid. In fact, many patients report that the results from Sculptra last two years or more.
What wrinkles can Sculptra treat?
Dr. Richardson uses Sculptra to reduce the appearance of:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
If you have folds or wrinkles on the lower half of your face, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Richardson if Sculptra is right for you.
What is the treatment process like with Sculptra?
Like all cosmetic injectables, Sculptra is a quick, no-downtime procedure. Your treatment takes minutes, and you can wear makeup as soon as a few hours afterward.
For the best results, Dr. Richardson recommends a series of treatments — usually around four injections — spaced roughly three weeks apart. This regular introduction of poly-L-lactic acid stimulates more and more collagen production, giving you lasting results.
Sculptra doesn’t work right away. Your results become increasingly noticeable over the coming weeks as your body builds its new network of collagen.
If you want to enjoy the long-lasting results of Sculptra, call Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics, or book an appointment online today.