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What is sculptra and does it really work?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid. It works by stimulating your skin to produce more collagen – one of the main building blocks of healthy, elastic skin. The new collagen strands then create a supportive matrix for the skin, making it firmer and thicker. The results can begin to appear within a couple of weeks.

Why does Sculptra take so long to work? “Because your body is tasked with making the protein instead of just receiving it, like with hyaluronic acid fillers, it takes longer to see results, but the effects last much longer.” Dr. Sarkar loves offering Sculptra filler for her patients who have deep lines or volume wasting in areas like the temples and the lateral cheeks.

How long for Sculptra results? A: When Should You See Results From Sculptra. Studies have shown that the results from sculptra peak at eight to ten months. In my own experience I have found that waiting eight months to take the after pictures is the best time to see the results.

Is Sculptra a filler? Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been around since 1999. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy causes facial fat loss…

What is Sculptra made of? Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic gel comprised of the same lactic acid that occurs naturally in the body.

What should I prepare before a Sculptra?

What should I prepare before a Sculptra?

How to Prepare for a Sculptra

  • Abstaining the Week Before. You may be asked to abstain from alcohol, Vitamin E supplements and aspirin for a week before each Sculptra treatment.
  • The Day of the Treatment Session. Head to your treatment sessions in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
  • When to Cancel Sessions.

Why does Sculptra take so long to work? “Because your body is tasked with making the protein instead of just receiving it, like with hyaluronic acid fillers, it takes longer to see results, but the effects last much longer.” Dr. Sarkar loves offering Sculptra filler for her patients who have deep lines or volume wasting in areas like the temples and the lateral cheeks.

What is the recovery time from Sculptra? Following a sculptra treatment, patients will see some swelling and fullness that will disappear over 2-3 days. Then as the body starts to develop collagen in-growth, improvements will be seen. This typically takes 4-6 weeks.

How soon can you exercise after Sculptra? For optimal results, it is preferable to postpone exercise and strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment.