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Unlike other kinds of injectable dermal fillers, Sculptra takes time to work, and therein lies much of its appeal. Patients who fear that cosmetic injections will be too obvious find that Sculptra delivers the results they want without drawing attention. To learn whether Sculptra may be right for you, please contact our Philadelphia Sculptra clinicians at the Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery today.
Sculptra is part of a growing class of injectable treatments that take years off your appearance without surgery. BOTOX may be the most famous, but we offer a full range of injectable solutions, including
Most patients who select Sculptra receive three injections over a period of a few months.
But those results can last for two years or longer. Side effects are minimal and may include temporary pain, redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site.
You’ve probably heard of BOTOX, which works by interfering with the nerve signals that tell facial muscles to contract. And you may have heard of other dermal fillers like Restylane, which deliver volume. But Sculptra is different because it doesn’t provide immediate volume. Instead, it stimulates collagen production, which means that your results appear gradually, over a period of weeks and months, rather than days. You’ll slowly start to appear more youthful, and nobody will know that you’ve had any treatments.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal medication that reduces the wrinkles you see on the outside by increasing the volume of natural substances on the inside.
Sculptra is based on poly-L-lactic acid, part of a class of products that has a long history of successful use in internal medicine. The pins, screws, and plates used in many biological implants are made of polylactide materials, as are dissolvable stitches.
The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra stimulates the body to create additional collagen at the site of injection, which over time, builds volume and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. After a period of several weeks, the affected site will have taken on a fuller, more youthful skin tone. Eventually, the poly-L-lactic acid itself is broken down by the body and eliminated as carbon dioxide and water.