Sculptra® is a cutting-edge injectable that works differently from hyaluronic acid-based fillers, which add volume in the form of a gel that is metabolized over time. Unlike injectables that simply fill in wrinkles, Sculptra® uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to stimulate cells that gradually replace lost collagen over time, generating lasting, natural-looking results. This makes it a popular choice for women and men who want to restore facial volume, achieve a youthful look that appears subtle and natural, and believe that good things come to those who wait!
Sculptra® is FDA approved for reducing nasolabial folds and other facial lines. As of 2023, it is also approved for smoothing cheek wrinkles. Your Sood Center injector will explain which signs of aging would be most appropriate to target with Sculptra®, as well as which wrinkles, hollows, and more would be best treated with other options.
The price depends on numerous factors, including the number of vials or syringes used during your treatment, which can vary from patient to patient.
At your initial consultation, our team will explain the treatment process, answer questions, and analyze your skin to determine candidacy and ideal injection sites. Before treatment, we will cleanse your face and apply anesthetic cream to the injection sites for a more comfortable experience.
Sculptra® is injected using a fine needle, with the treatment taking around 15 minutes, with specifics depending on the areas treated. A typical long-term plan consists of a series of two to three injections made every six to 10 weeks.
Expect temporary swelling, redness, or minor bruising at the injection sites, all subsiding within days. That said, there’s no downtime required. You can get back to your daily routine right after treatment. Aftercare instructions will be provided to maximize comfort and optimal results.
Sculptra® works in harmony with your body, stimulating your very own collagen production. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day—and neither is your lost collagen—but think about how beautiful Rome looks now, as well as how long it has lasted!
You’ll see your own results progressively emerge over the course of a few weeks to a few months. Results vary depending on the patient and the area treated. Typically, results for the average person last between 18 months and two years.
Sculptra® is a safe and effective treatment for most people seeking to restore facial volume and minimize wrinkles. However, individuals with certain medical conditions or allergies may benefit more from a different approach. During your consultation, Dr. Sood and our team will carefully evaluate your medical history and discuss any potential risks or contraindications, then help you make the ultimate decision for how to proceed.