IM-Admin • March 15, 2021

Although most of us are now familiar with dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, Sculptra® Aesthetic is still vying for its place on many people’s beauty radars. This may be because it works so differently from other fillers! Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid fillers, which give instantaneous results, Sculptra® actually stimulates your skin to grow its OWN. Results take time, but they can be some of the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes we see in the world of volume restoration. Let’s take a look at why Sculptra® Aesthetic is worth getting to know better!

What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?

With age, your skin’s natural collagen supply decreases, and you may start to notice wrinkles and facial aging. FDA-approved Sculptra® activates your skin’s natural regenerative process to help replenish lost collagen, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. It’s made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA), a synthetic form of lactic acid, much like dissolvable sutures used in surgery.  It’s more appropriate to think of Sculptra® as a powerful, injectable collagen stimulator than a traditional dermal filler!

How does Sculptra® Aesthetic work? 

When reconstituted by your Injection Specialist, the PLLA molecules in Sculptra® become suspended in saline so they can be injected where you are experiencing volume loss in your face or neckline. Once injected, Sculptra® begins working deep within your skin to put your collagen production into hyperdrive. Over the course of months, your body’s own collagen begins to build around the molecules of PLLA. As a result, your skin’s inner structure is strengthened and reinforced, and volume is restored – naturally!

When will I see results with Sculptra® Aesthetic?

It takes time to see results with Sculptra® because it’s actually encouraging your own skin to grow. As the Poly-L-Lactic Acid molecules begin to dissipate, your own tissues begin to take their place. This process allows Sculptra® to be used in traditionally difficult areas to treat with other fillers (like your neckline!) because it can be spread and fanned throughout the skin. 

Most Injection Specialists will recommend at least 2-4 treatments with Sculptra® spaced 1 month apart. Although you’ll begin to notice some results in as little as one month, expect full results to set in anywhere from 4-8 months after your last treatment. The best part? Results last up to 2-3 years!

How do I know if Sculptra® Aesthetic is right for me?

Sculptra® is NOT for those looking for a “quick fix.” If you’re willing to be patient, Sculptra® can be well worth the wait! Remember, this product is stimulating your body to produce its own collagen fibers. This takes time, but if you want to appear more youthful-looking, without appearing like you’ve had work done, then chances are Sculptra® Aesthetic may be a good choice for you!

*Be sure to join Galderma’s ASPIRE Rewards program to earn points with each treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic. Points can be used as cash discounts towards future treatments of Sculptra®, Dysport®, and the Restylane® family of dermal fillers!

Are you interested in rejuvenating your appearance with Sculptra®? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Skin Artisans Injection Specialist by calling (952)767-3163 or by CLICKING HERE!