What is Sculptra?
SCULPTRA WORKS WITH YOUR BODY TO HELP REBUILD LOST COLLAGEN1,2,3
Between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), commonly called "smile lines"
In the lines framing your mouth, also known as "marionette lines" or "laugh lines"
Appearance of wrinkles on the chin
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen—the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue—for results that can last up to two years.1,4,5,6*
Between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), commonly called “smile lines”
In the lines framing your mouth, also known as “marionette lines” or “laugh lines”
Appearance of wrinkles on the chin
Sculptra addresses an underlying cause of facial aging, not just the symptoms
Not All Anti-Aging Treatments Are the Same:
Collagen creams: Collagen creams do not fully penetrate to the dermis, so most topical treatments are effective as moisturizers that briefly improve the skin's appearance.7-9
Collagen Supplements: When ingested, the digestive system breaks down collagen proteins and their effectiveness remains inconclusive.10,11
Toxins: Toxins temporarily weaken muscles to minimize frown lines in the forehead. Results typically last a couple months.12,13
Fillers: Works immediately upon injection to fill in lines, wrinkles and folds.14
Results appear gradually and can last up to two years.4†
†Treatment regimen is typically three injections over the course of three or four months. Individual results and treatments sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 96 weeks (2 years).
As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.
Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.1,2,4
As the Sculptra PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.1,2,4
Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.3
Sculptra may stimulate collagen growth which helps to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds over time.
If you want to appear more youthful-looking — without appearing like you’ve had work done — then chances are Sculptra may be a good choice for you.
How does Sculptra work?
Slow and steady strength
Sculptra is made with biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments administered by a trained specialist.
The specialist injects treatment into the appropriate dermal plane where strands of collagen support your skin's structure. Over time, Sculptra helps the body reproduce lost collagen.1,2,4 The number of injection appointments and the number of injections per appointment vary from person to person, depending on how much collagen has been lost. On average, three injection appointments are needed over a period of a few months.FIND A SPECIALIST
Sculptra is FDA approved in the U.S. and has been used worldwide since 1999.
Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and commonly found in dissolvable stitches.
Though allergy testing is not required prior to treatment, you should not use Sculptra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should also not use the product when you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area, or if you have a history or susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring.
The best way to minimize side effects is to seek a skilled specialist. Treatments should always be administered by a healthcare practitioner who has been thoroughly and specifically trained on Sculptra. We can help you find a trained specialist near you.
In a clinical trial, the most commonly reported side effects after treatment were:
- Injection site pain
- Itching and lumps
Sculptra should be injected into the appropriate plane. Superficial injections may be associated with small bumps and larger lumps under the skin in the treated area. In a clinical study, a few subjects reported these bumps and lumps, but none of these events were reported as serious adverse events by the investigator.
For complete details about safety, you can read the Full Prescribing Information for Sculptra and Patient's Guide. This guide contains the results of a clinical trial and other specifics, such as how Sculptra is administered. Talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns.