How Long Does Sculptra® Las
Youthful skin has ample collagen that keeps it firm and flexible. We lose collagen as we age, resulting in increased skin laxity. Sculptra® acts as a dermal filler and stimulates collagen development. It can treat difficult lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lower face, and its results outlast most other fillers.
What is Sculptra®?
Dermal fillers can restore lost volume, enhance your features, and smooth lines and wrinkles. With most dermal fillers, the results fade as the body gradually removes the material. Sculptra® triggers the production of new collagen, restoring skin’s natural volume and firmness. This collagen outlasts the original filler, making Sculptra® longer-lasting than typical dermal fillers.
How Does Sculptra® Work?
Sculptra® uses a biologically safe material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). When injected, PLLA creates a scaffold for new collagen development. The new collagen will restore volume, decrease skin laxity, and give you a naturally more youthful appearance. Sculptra® is FDA-approved for smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines around the mouth, and chin wrinkles. The new collagen provides long-lasting results that can stand up even in these challenging areas.
How Long Does Sculptra® Last?
Fillers made of hyaluronic acid, the most common dermal filler material, usually last between six months and a year, although some may last longer. Sculptra® results can take several months to develop, but they last two to three years. Occasional maintenance treatments will keep collagen production in high gear so that your skin continues to look firm and smooth.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
Sculptra® costs more than many other dermal fillers, but the results can last much longer. Average Sculptra® treatment costs about $1,500. This will vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the amount of Sculptra® needed, and the price of Sculptra® in your location. For those planning to maintain their dermal filler results for the long term, Sculptra® may save money over time.
Is There Any Downtime With Sculptra®?
You can resume your usual activities after you leave your appointment. Some people experience minor soreness or bruising in the injection area, but this will disappear within a day or two. We will instruct you on how to massage the site regularly for the first few days after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?
Good candidates for Sculptra® want to address smile lines, marionette lines, or chin wrinkles. You might be a good candidate for Sculptra® if you do not mind waiting for your results to develop. You might not be a good candidate if you have had a reaction to PLLA or if you have a skin infection at the time of treatment.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions on Sculptra®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers at Baltic Beauty Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, today. Call us at (954) 944-1174 or fill out our convenient online contact form.