Sculptra® Aesthetic (poly-L-lactic acid) is a longer-lasting volumizing agent.
Collagen breakdown over time causes decreased skin thickness, the formation of wrinkles, and the loss of firm texture to the skin.
Replacing volume by collagen stimulation using Sculptra® Aesthetic can lead to a dramatically improved, youthful appearance. Sculptra® Aesthetic can replace the decreased volume caused by soft tissue, fat, and bone loss, allowing skin to “re-plump” appropriately.
Areas frequently targeted for Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment include not only deep facial folds such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines, but also the cheeks, jawline, and temples. Treatment of the temples and brow area can improve facial balance and improve the appearance of the skin around the eye area over time. Sculptra® Aesthetic should not be used around the lips and close to the eyes.
Sculptra® Aesthetic requires a series of treatments. Most commonly, 1-2 vials are used per treatment, which are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Gradual volume replacement takes place and improves wrinkles in many areas of the face. It takes 45-90 days after the treatment to see the full results. This is because you are building your own collagen.
Sculptra® Aesthetic will last up to 2 years in most patients, but clinical studies suggest patients may experience 36 months or more of persistent wrinkle correction. Once optimal correction is achieved, one treatment once a year is important for maintenance.
Only one maintenance treatment a year is typical with Sculptra®, while 2-3 maintenance treatments per year are needed with Juvederm® or Restylane®.
Sculptra® Aesthetic series:
1st vial: $800
2nd vial: $760
3rd vial: $720
4th vial: $680