Dermal fillers and Botox® have become one of the most popular non-surgical, anti-aging facial treatments in the cosmetic world. They can treat a variety of wrinkles and lines around the face. While most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, lasting a few months, Sculptra® is made of a different substance with longer-lasting results. 

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is an FDA-approved Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator used to restore the deep underlying structure of the skin and to resolve deep facial wrinkles around the nose, cheeks, and chin. It is often used to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds to restore facial volume. 

The treatment typically takes 20 minutes and requires no downtime. Patients may receive Sculptra during their lunch break. Most patients need three treatments four weeks apart for optimal results. 

What is Sculptra® Made of?

Most dermal fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid, but Sculptra® is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic substance that effectivley stimulates collagen production. It may be used to fill in the space but does not act immediately. Instead, it slowly breaks down into lactic acid and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to improve the quality of your skin. 

Is There Any Downtime with Sculptra®?

No downtime is required with Sculptra®, but you may experience bruising and swelling at the injection site that resolves within 48 hours. You may wear makeup to cover any mild bruising within a few hours after your treatment or at your doctor’s discretion. 

How Long Until I See Results with Sculptra®?

Since it stimulates collagen production rather than only filling in the space under the skin, the results are not immediate. Results appear within 1-2 weeks of your final appointment and continue to improve in the following months. 

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How Long Do Results Last with Sculptra®?

Unlike other dermal fillers, which only last a few months, Sculptra® lasts between 18 months to 3 years with an average of 2 years. Some may see results lasting longer as collagen production creates continuous improvement to your skin. 

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Sculptra® Dermal Fillers?

If you have noticed deep nasolabial folds or marionette lines but are not ready for a facelift, you may be a good candidate for Sculptra® dermal fillers. Sculptra® is perfect for addressing challenging areas with long-lasting, natural-looking results. 

You may not be a good candidate for Sculptra® if you are allergic to its ingredients or have a medical condition causing an increased risk of irregular scarring.

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If you have further questions about Sculptra®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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