Sculptra Aesthetic® treatment is radically different from traditional dermal fillers and works by targeting the root cause of loss of volume—loss of collagen. As we age, our collagen diminishes and the skin starts to develop wrinkles and lines. Collagen is what keeps the skin looking full and plump. When collagen is not replenished, as is the case in aging, the skin loses volume and looks saggy. The Sculptra Aesthetic® treatment works by reversing the effects of aging by promoting collagen production.
Sculptra Aesthetic® works gradually over a period of a few months and leads to a subtle, yet noticeable improvement in skin volume. The full treatment includes three injection sessions every 6 weeks or so. With each session, the active ingredient (poly-L-lactic acid) is injected in the skin which replaces lost collagen and also encourages natural collagen production for long-lasting, natural-looking results that last up to two years in most. Because its effects are gradual, and because skin is plumped by the body’s own natural ‘lifter (collagen),’ the results are unparalled in terms of naturalness of appearance.
Sculptra’s active ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic compound that your body can break down over time. Once injected, it is absorbed into the body without any reactions and starts to work within the deep skin layer, adding strength and reinforcing the foundation of skin structure. A safe and stable compound, poly-L-lactic acid has numerous applications in medicine and has been used for many years. There is nothing to worry about!
At BEAUTIFY the Sculptra Aesthetic® treatment is the best of age-defying solutions for subtle sophistication. It’s an injectable treatment that delivers real, and natural results. Many consider its ‘look’ to be more refined, compared to dermal fillers that may look somewhat artificial (especially if administered improperly - but not by Beautify!) Rather than plump up the skin with substances that lose potency over time, the Sculptra approach is to counter and reverse the problem and works better with time.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
How long has Sculptra Aesthetic been on the market?
In 2009, the FDA granted approval of Sculptra Aesthetic in the U.S. for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people, it was used before in other areas of the world.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra Aesthetic works to target the underlying causes of the signs of aging: collagen loss. Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — an average of 3 injection sessions over a period of a few months — to produce a refined, natural, more youthful-looking appearance. During the course of your Sculptra treatments, natural collagen begins to build.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic made of?
Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe — absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in surgery with dissolvable stitches.
What parts of the face does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?
Sculptra Aesthetic replaces lost collagen in the mid to lower face and chin area. It treats these 3 areas:
— Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called “smile lines”
— The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
— Chin wrinkles
How long does Sculptra Aesthetic treatment last?
Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable with results that can last for more than 2 years after your last treatment. *Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.*
Are the results from Sculptra Aesthetic immediate?
No. Because Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. Some visible improvements can be seen within the first couple of weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra Aesthetic regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects, with an average of 3 treatment sessions, over the course of a few months when seen regularly. And because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
How do I know if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for me?
If you want subtle yet noticeable results, Sculptra Aesthetic may be right for your face. Sculptra Aesthetic is injected beneath the skin and works to gradually replace lost collagen overtime.
Side effects of the procedure may include injection site discomfort, pain, redness, bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness. Small bumps and larger lumps under the skin in the treated area can also appear. These typically go away on their own in time. You should talk to your injector if you experience any side effects or have questions after treatment.
Some participants also reported bruising, bleeding, and/or itching at the injection site.
With each treatment session, We will provide you with aftercare instructions that may help minimize side effects. Aftercare may include massaging and icing the treated area. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.