Sculptra Q & A

Sculptra Treatments

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.

Jemela D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
Excellent very honest and knowledgable.

Paluzi D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
There are not enough words to express how pleased I am with every procedure I’ve had done. Dr. Youssef is an amazing surgeon, not only is he caring but also a perfectionist. All I can say is that it was a life changing experience.

Suzanne R.

Submitted on 08/01/2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Mark for over 10 years and have had MANY procedures done by him and Michelle. I absolutely love their work, and they are also wonderful people! I credit Dr. Mark for making me always look youthful and never overdone. I recommend Younique to everyone I know!

Dina A.

Submitted on 15/03/2018
Michelle is amazing. She takes the time to explain everything and has patience.

Valerie P.

Submitted on 24/03/2018
Always great with Michelle.

RuthAnne G.

Submitted on 13/03/2018
Seriously couldn’t imagine going to any other doctor. The best!