Sculptra is one of Dr. Flaharty’s favorite facial volumizers that provides our patients with a soft, more natural look (instead of that over-stuffed look when too much Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse are used). What makes Sculptra a super-filler in our opinion is the fact that it actually helps you to build your own supply of collagen while it gradually disappears. Here are the areas that Sculptra is best to use for:
- hollow cheeks
- softening boney cheekbones
- nasolabial and melolabial folds (nose to mouth/mouth to chin)
- hollow chin area
- defining the jawline
- hollow temples
What is Sculptra made of?
Sculptra (generic name is “poly-L-lactic acid” or PLLA) is a synthetic of lactic acid. Lactic acid is made in our muscles after exercise. Polylactic acid is lactic acid molecules stuck together in strings (a polymer). It is made in a laboratory and contains no animal products and no human DNA. It very gradually disappears by the action of your own body. Sculptra is FDA-approved and has been used extensively in Europe for over ten years.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra lasts approximately two years once the initial series of treatments is completed. Generally, one maintenance treatment a year is needed so you don’t completely return to your original volume. Sculptra stimulates your own cells to make more collagen, which it why it lasts longer than other fillers.
Curious about whether Sculptra is right for you? Call us for a complimentary consult today and save up to $450 off your first 3 Sculptra treatments. Call us at (239) 415-7576.