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What You Need to Know About Sculptra® Injections

Sculptra® injections can help restore facial volume and fullness over time by stimulating the natural production of collagen.

If you have been looking for ways to treat facial aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Sculptra® injections might be a good choice for you.

Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable that gradually stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, an essential protein the body creates to support tissue and cells. Sculptra® is classified as a dermal filler, however, works differently from hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® that immediately fill wrinkles and folds with a soft injectable gel. Sculptra is made with poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates the production of collagen. Over time, Sculptra® injections work with your body within the deep layers of the skin to revitalize collagen production and restore your skin’s inner structure, resulting in greater volume and a look of fullness to wrinkles, folds, and fine lines.


What Can I Expect When Receiving Sculptra® Injections?

Patients typically receive more than one treatment of Sculptra® injections, although the frequency may vary depending on your specific treatment plan.

Results appear gradually over time as collagen production increases in the treated areas, and results of Sculptra® injections have been shown to last up to two years.

Sculptra® injections are minimally invasive and carry few side effects that can include redness, swelling, tenderness, or itching at the injection site. Patients report little to no downtime following injections, and makeup can be applied to the face within a few hours after treatment.

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Get Sculptra® Injections from the Experts at Optima Dermatology

Optima Dermatology’s expert providers will work with you to understand if you’re a candidate for Sculptra® injections and to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.