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Answers to All Your Questions About Sculptra

By February 19, 2019May 11th, 2023Skin Care

As we age, the collagen in our faces and bodies naturally breaks down. This causes our skin, especially around the face, to lose the volume that gives a taught and youthful expression. At The Dermatology Clinic, we offer well-known treatments like Dysport, as well as hyaluronic acid products like Restylane and Juvederm to help restore your skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines. However, for those focused specifically on restoring volume to the skin, we often recommend our patients consider the benefits of Sculptra as an effective option.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a synthetic form of liquid lactic acid that is injected into the skin. Lactic acid is produced naturally by the body after exercise where it acts as a powerful stimulator of collagen. The lactic acid will continue to stimulate collagen growth for months after injection as it slowly dissipates on its own, leaving behind more voluminous skin.

Who Should Use Sculptra?

Sculptra is FDA-approved and can be used by just about anyone. We recommend it, especially for patients concerned about a loss of volume or hollow appearance, which can be common after dramatic weight loss or as the result of normal aging. The skin around the cheeks and temples are common areas for treatment, but we are increasingly seeing women opt for Sculptra injections to their chests as well.

What Can I Expect for the Procedure?

Sculptra treatments are outpatient procedures that can be done relatively quickly, usually in under an hour. Most patients receive three treatments with further follow-up as our doctors deem necessary. Sculptra takes four to six months for the treatment’s full results to take effect. The effects generally last over a year, and in some cases up to two years.

If you are ready to restore the volume and fullness to your face or chest area, The Dermatology Clinic is here for you. Our experienced team of doctors and aestheticians can help you determine the right injectables or cosmetic procedures tailored to your goals. Schedule your appointment today.