What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a synthetic injectable material know as “poly-L-lactic acid.” Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants and other types of implants.
How does it work?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to replace lost collagen through a series of treatments, with about three sessions needed on average over the course of a few months. The number of injections and sessions may vary by person.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Sculptra last?
For most patients, Sculptra’s collagen-boosting effects can last for 2-5 years.
Where should Sculptra be injected?
Sculptra is most commonly used in the face to combat signs of aging like folds, hollowing, and sagging. Recently, the use of Sculptra has expanded to necks, decollete, loose sagging skin of the arms and knees, breasts, buttocks and hands.
Does Sculptra lift the face?
Yes, Sculptra can achieve subtle lift in the face by stimulating collagen and plumping the skin, and lifting the sagging tissues. If your aging signs are more severe, however, you may need to pursue a minimally invasive or surgical procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra candidates are patients who want to reduce signs of aging with long-term results but also want to avoid surgery. You should be overall healthy and have realistic expectations about what Sculptra can achieve with a full package of treatments. Patients with thinner faces or more overall hollowing of the face are excellent candidates, no matter their age.
How many Sculptra treatments will I need?
This can depend on your goals but most patients require a series of 3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The initial results will start to emerge 2 months after your first treatment and will continue to improve for 6 months after your last treatment.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.