Sculptra Q & A
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved, long-lasting injectable filler that replaces the collagen you lose in your face gradually. Not only does it fill in the fine or deep lines in the face, but unlike other injectable fillers, the results can last for up to two years.
How does Sculptra work?
Your body naturally produces collagen, a flexible protein that helps your body cushion joints, connect muscles to bones and keep skin supple. The loss of collagen beneath the skin causes lines and wrinkles to appear on the face and neck.
Traditional fillers work by lifting the dermis away from muscle tissue. These fillers offer temporary results, but the body eventually metabolizes the filler leaving you with the same fine lines and wrinkles you had before. Injectable toxins temporarily paralyze the muscles beneath the skin to smooth out facial lines.
Sculptra is different. As a collagen stimulator, it works beneath the skin’s surface to kickstart the body’s natural collagen production.
Instead of merely filling the space beneath the wrinkle, Sculptra can reverse the body’s natural aging process by triggering it to produce collagen the way it did when it was younger. Facial wrinkles gradually disappear over the course of treatment, usually three injections over four months, and can last for up to 24 months.
Who would be a good candidate for Sculptra?
Ideal candidates for Sculptra are those who want to appear more youthful by eliminating the lines and wrinkles in their face. They should be free from serious diseases and not have had a previous reaction to injectable collagen.
However, the only way to know if Sculptra is right for you is to consult with Dr. Mark Youssef at Younique Plastic Surgery. He asks several questions about your medical history and performs an examination to determine if Sculptra is right for you.