Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable that replaces lost collagen with a biodegradable synthetic material to help reduce wrinkles and folds. It provides a long lasting, subtle solution to aging without the need for surgery, lasers, or expensive creams and lotions.
Collagen is an essential component in keeping our skin looking smooth. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to wrinkles and skin folds. Sculptra Aesthetic targets the deep dermis of the skin with a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. Safe and effective, it has been used for decades in surgical procedures, and is completely biodegradable. It has been used as a facial injectable since 1999. It is absorbed by the body and provides a foundation that replaces lost collagen and restores the skin’s youthful appearance, smoothing out and eliminating facial wrinkles and folds gradually.
Sculptra Aesthetic can be used in the nasolabial folds (smile lines) between the nose and the mouth, the lines that frame your mouth, and on chin wrinkles. Injections are given in a series of three or four treatments every three weeks or so. Results will emerge gradually, and can last for two years or more following treatment.
There are a number of different anti-aging treatments, with varying degrees of success. It’s best to talk with your physician to determine which type of treatment is right for you. For all the benefits Sculptra Aesthetic provides, you should understand that it works gradually and won’t change your appearance overnight. Results are subtle and natural looking, and require multiple treatments over a period of a few months in order to be effective.