Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production to deliver healthy, natural results for up to two years. In order to appreciate how Sculptra works, it is important to understand the role collagen plays in healthy, youthful skin.

Benefits of Increased Collagen Production

As people age, their skin tends to become looser, thinner, and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. This is partially due to a reduced production of collagen, which decreases with time.

Collagen production is most active in a person’s younger years. But at some point — usually around the age of 30 — collagen production dips off, leaving behind thinner skin that lacks volume and is prone to sagging.

How Sculptra Helps

Sculptra addresses reduced collagen production by prompting the body to create more collagen through the injection of poly-L-lactic acid. As the body absorbs the particles of the injection, the body’s natural proteins start to restore skin structure and volume as collagen production accelerates.

What to Expect

During a Sculptra treatment, patients can expect a quick, smooth procedure that usually lasts under an hour. However, the length of each appointment depends on the number and size of treatment areas.

The good news is that there is no downtime with Sculptra. Instead, patients can immediately resume their daily routines, making Sculptra a convenient procedure — especially for busy professionals.

Patients should avoid bleaching, waxing, and tweezing treatment areas prior to the procedure. Patients should also avoid aspirin, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory medications before receiving treatment.

After treatment, patients should avoid tanning beds and excessive sunlight to protect their skin.

Sculptra Results

Sculptra results appear gradually over time, and this is because the technology relies on the increased production of your own natural collagen, which takes time. Most patients start seeing results within a couple of weeks, with optimal results appearing around six weeks post-treatment.

Getting Started with Sculptra

Sculptra is a minimally invasive and non-surgical way to get plumper, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin unmarred by lines and wrinkles.Dr. Bennett with Glacial Sands OMS in Chesterton, IN, delivers high-quality results to patients interested in looking and feeling younger. Every patient receives a custom treatment plan tailored to them and their desired goals. Learn more about cosmetic treatments like Sculptra to discover all their benefits and possibilities.