What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA approved injectable that works with the body to naturally rebuild collagen that is lost due to the aging process. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material commonly found in absorbable stitches. After it is injected, it is gradually absorbed by the body and helps stimulate your own natural collagen production.
Why is collagen important?
Collagen is a protein found in the deep dermis. It provides the structure and framework for our skin that is responsible for a youthful appearance. Starting in our early 20’s, we lose approximately 1% of our collagen per year. By age 45, about 25% of collagen is lost. Sculptra Aesthetic combats the aging process by stimulating collagen production and restoring structure and volume.
Gradual, natural-looking results; long-lasting effects
Sculptra Aesthetic is injected into the deep dermis where collagen is found. It is unique in that it addresses the actual underlying cause of facial aging rather than masking it with alternative treatments. Since you are rebuilding your own natural collagen, results appear gradually as the microparticles of PLLA are absorbed and collagen production is stimulated. The result is a natural, more youthful appearance. Results typically last about 2 years and can be maintained with a single session annually thereafter.
What can I expect?
For best results, Sculptra Aesthetic is injected in a series of sessions over a period of several months. On average, 2-4 sessions at 6-8 week intervals is needed for optimal correction. The number of sessions, however, will vary depending on age and the extent of collagen loss. Schedule a free consultation to answer all of your questions and discuss a treatment plan to achieve your desired results!