What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a unique treatment in the aesthetic field that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to address one of the causes of facial aging, collagen loss. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) particles in Sculptra gradually stimulate collagen production, revitalizing the deep dermis to restore facial volume and diminish wrinkles. Results appear gradually over a period of months and last up to 2 years.

Sculptra can improve:

  • Loss of cheek contour
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines
  • Hollowing in the temple area
  • Hollowing along the sides of the face
  • Overall skin texture and tone

Sculptra treatments pair well with many other aesthetic treatments including PRP injections (which may help revitalize and re-volumize aging tissue as well), neuromodulators to soften wrinkles and frown lines, and photofacials to address pigment changes.

If you want to look more youthful without anyone knowing you’ve had anything done, Sculptra may be right for you!

The Procedure

Depending on your facial structure, amount of volume loss, and aesthetic goals, you will need 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Sculptra is injected as a watery solution in targeted areas under the skin along with a numbing agent.

There is minimal downtown with Sculptra treatments. You can expect to feel a little tender in injected areas and look puffy for up to 48 hours before the watery solution is reabsorbed and your face returns to baseline. There may be some mild bruising after injections that will resolve over 7-10 days. To achieve the best results, it is crucial that you perform self-massage on your face as directed by your provider for 5 days after injections.

The End Result

It is important to remember that after the initial side effects of Sculptra injections resolve, your face will look as it did at baseline.

The PLLA particles in Sculptra gently stimulate collagen production. Lost volume begins to be restored around 6-8 weeks post-injection and continues for months (even up to 1 year) to improve hollowing, wrinkles, sagging and folding, and facial contouring.

Once you have reached your desired aesthetic goals, results may last up to 2 years and can be maintained with once yearly booster treatments.




Sculptra injections are usually minimally uncomfortable. A numbing agent is injected along with Sculptra solution to minimize discomfort. You may feel tender in injected areas for a few days after treatment, which can be managed with over-the-counter medications if needed.

Depending on your facial structure and goals, you will likely need 3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Single treatments are not typically performed since multiple treatments are required to achieve desired results. More or less treatments may be needed depending on starting condition, age, and individual response to the treatment.

Your Sculptra treatment will start with an in-depth consultation. The injection process itself takes about 45 minutes.

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