Sculptra® is a long-lasting dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a potent collagen growth stimulator that rebuilds your skin’s natural structure while providing you with greater facial volume and diminished lines and wrinkles. Dr. Greenberg and his team have extensive experience using Sculptra® with excellent results.
*Individual Results May Vary
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® contains poly-L-lactic acid, a material that has many medical applications, including dissolving surgical stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid has been FDA-approved to stimulate collagen growth when used as a dermal filler. It works particularly well for lines around the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds) as well as lines and wrinkles in the chin area. It can also treat facial volume loss due to aging, illness, or other factors.
How Does Sculptra® Work?
Hyaluronic acid fillers, while popular, cannot provide the collagen-stimulating abilities of Sculptra®. It specifically works as a collagen stimulator, signaling the layers of skin to begin making new collagen and rebuilding its natural structure.
While other types of fillers reveal immediate results, Sculptra® will take a few weeks to become apparent and will continue to improve for the next few months as the body fills in the space with your own collagen, not filler material. Because your own body built this material, it lasts much longer than a typical hyaluronic acid filler.
How Long Does Sculptra® Last?
Results with Sculptra® can last up to two years, longer than any hyaluronic acid filler. The new collagen stimulated by Sculptra® resists the body’s removal much more than other filler materials.
The maximum lifespan for a typical dermal filler is approximately six months to a year, so Sculptra® provides a significant benefit in longer-lasting results, saving time and money.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?
This FDA-approved product can be used by most people. It naturally stimulates the production of your body’s own collagen, and Dr. Greenberg and his team have experience with using Sculptra® safely for stunning results.
If you can wait a few weeks instead of seeing immediate results, you may be a good candidate for Sculptra®. Once the waiting time ends and results keep getting better as time passes, the wait will prove to be worth it.
What Results Will I See With Sculptra®?
You will be able to return to general activities immediately, although you should avoid strenuous activities for a day or so. Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra® will not shift or move around under the skin once injected.
Because Sculptra® restores your body’s own collagen, you will see your face gradually regain its fullness and structure. Lines and wrinkles fade away, and the skin looks youthful and firm. Gaunt or hollowed areas of the face have more volume and look more refreshed and healthy.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from Sculptra®? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137