What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid. It is primarily used for facial contouring and volume restoration. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra stimulates your own collagen production over time.
How Does It Work?
Sculptra is injected into facial areas where volume loss has occurred. The PLLA particles stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. New collagen forms gradually over the course of 4 to 6 months, building facial fullness and lifting sagging contours.
Sculptra is ideal for:
- Restoring volume and lifting cheeks
- Augmenting the jawline
- Plumping nasolabial folds (“smile lines”)
- Smoothing marionette lines
- Contouring hollow under eyes
Sculptra creates a natural, graduated build-up of volume over time for a facial contouring effect that looks completely proportional and balanced. Results continue to improve for up to 2 years after initial treatments.
- Initial consultation to determine treatment approach
- Anesthetic cream applied before filler injections
- Sculptra injected into treatment areas by physician
- 2-4 filler “touch-up” appointments typically needed
How Long Does It Take To See Results From Sculptra treatments?
At CosMedic LaserMD, we warn patients not to expect immediate, drastic changes following their initial Sculptra injections. This is by design. Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production – a process that occurs gradually over weeks and months.
Most patients first notice a subtle but perceptible rounding of sharp contours 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Volume continues to build from there, with the bulk of sculpting and reshaping appearing between 3 to 6 months post-injection. This gradual revelation of your new facial shape is what gives Sculptra treatments such a natural and proportional look.
So while patience is required, the rewards are well worth the wait: defined yet harmonious contours that look completely like you, only more youthful and restored. Our aesthetic specialists will closely monitor your progress and advise on “touch-ups” to achieve your ideal facial shape.
How Long Do Sculptra Treatments Last?
Sculptra’s effects continue to slowly unfold for up to 2 years after initial treatments. That’s because as new collagen stimulated by the initial injections matures, it provides an interior “scaffolding” that encourages further collagen deposition.
At CosMedic LaserMD, we typically recommend patients undergo 2 to 4 Sculptra sessions spaced 4 to 6 months apart. This gradual approach maximizes sculpting while minimizing downtime and irritation.
Once your desired contours are achieved, annual or semi-annual Sculptra “touch-ups” can help maintain definition and fullness for years.
Sculptra Treatment in Washtenaw County MI
Contact CosMedic LaserMD today to learn more about Sculptra treatment for facial contouring and volume restoration. Our experienced physicians and aesthetic specialists offer complimentary consultations to determine if Sculptra is right for you.