Sculptra often falls into the category of dermal fillers; however, unlike dermal fillers, Sculptra is a collagen stimulator used to restore facial volume loss due to aging or illness. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance designed to stimulate collagen production. Sculptra can be used to restore areas of moderate to severe volume loss, deep lines, creases, and folds, giving you a more youthful appearance.
The Sculptra process takes several weeks, so the results are gradual. Patients often need 2-3 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart, depending on the extent of volume loss. Once adequate volume is achieved, we recommend a maintenance treatment every 1-2 years thereafter to sustain ongoing collagen production.