Sculptra is used to restore facial volume due to aging or illness. It is not a facial filler, but rather a collagen stimulator composed of Poly L Lactic Acid, a biocompatible synthetic substance, which stimulates collagen production in the area(s) of treatment by naturally addressing volume loss in the face. Sculptra is injected into the skin and gradually improves the treated area over the course of several weeks.
Sculptra®, an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen, addresses an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms.
Collagen, the most common protein in the body, forms a framework to support cells and tissue.
Not All Anti-Aging Treatments Are the Same:
Collagen creams do not fully penetrate to the dermis, so most topical treatments are effective as moisturizers that briefly improve the skin’s appearance.
Collagen Supplements, when ingested, the digestive system breaks down collagen proteins and their effectiveness remain inconclusive.
Toxins temporarily weaken muscles to minimize frown lines in the forehead. Results typically last a couple of months.
Fillers work immediately upon injection to fill in lines, wrinkles, and folds.