Sculptra is one of the most popular and effective injectables used to add volume to the face. It can help create a natural, soft, and a more youthful appearance. It is a superior alternative to a lot of the other injectable treatments because it builds your collagen levels as it slowly disappears from your system.

If the procedure is done by a trained surgeon, it won’t have that overstuffed look that you can get with Restylane or Juvederm. The procedure is ideal for people who want to:

  • Add more volume to hollow cheeks
  • Give the melolabial and nasolabial folds (chin to mouth/mouth to nose), a more plum look
  • Fill out a hollow chin
  • Rectify hollow temples
  • Define your jawline

What Is it Made of?

Sculptra is the generic name for poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic variant of lactic acid, which is made by our muscles when we exercise. Sculptra is a polymer that consists of a long string of laevorotatory lactic acid molecules stuck together. It is synthesized in the laboratory and no animal products are involved. It gradually disappears as the cell enzymes act on it.

Is it Approved By the FDA?

Sculptra was officially granted FDA approval in 2009 and has been used extensively with universal success for facial recontouring. It has been in use in Europe for more than 10 years and is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures across the Union.

How Is it Different from Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

Sculptra is designed to add volume to the face by filling the hollows and grooves. This can give the face more lift and help decrease the occurrence of wrinkles that result from a loss of volume. Restylane and Juvederm fill lines and specific wrinkles, instead of the whole face. The choice between the two comes down to the amount of volume you want to replace, your age, and how well you can maintain it.

If you want just a small amount of filling, then a Hyaluronic acid filler is recommended. If you are in a place where you need more than 2 or 3 injections of HA, then Sculptra is more cost effective. You only need one maintenance treatment a year with Sculptra. With Juvederm of Restylane you will need at least 2-3 treatments. Once the treatment is complete, Sculptra will last for about two years.

Is There any Area of the Face Where it Should Not Be Used?

Sculptra is a safe and effective injectable that can be used to fill areas of the face in people who experience a loss of fat or volume beneath the skin. While it is a great procedure for the hands, sunken cheeks, and hollow eyes, it is not recommended for frown lines, the forehead, and laugh lines around the mouth.

Is there Anybody Who Shouldn’t Use it?

You will make an ideal Sculptra Candidate if:

  • You are in good physical health
  • You’re not pregnant or nursing
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are’t allergic to lidocain
  • You don’t have any autoimmune diseases

Your surgeon will assess your needs let you know if you are suited for the procedure.

Contact Our Office

The youthful face of you dreams is one click away. Contact us now to learn more about Sculptra and how it can improve the look of your face. Dr. John Schilling, a highly experienced surgeon, has years of experience and works hard to provide every patient with the best care.