Collagen is a natural protein that keeps skin firmed, toned and therefore youthful. As you get older, collagen loses strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. This leads to fine lines and wrinkles, cheek volume loss and temple hollows.
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator injection of poly-L-lactic acid (or PLA), which is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic of lactic acid. Lactic acid is made in our muscles after exercising and PLA has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Instead of working topically, Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis: as the PLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.
As with wrinkle injections, Sculptra collagen injections use a very fine-gauge syringe but is injected deep under the skin. This fills the wrinkle then continues to stimulate the production of new collagen within the line over time. The skin regains its previous elasticity and smoothness for a soft, natural, more youthful appearance.
An improvement in skin volume is noticeable immediately. This facial injectable works gradually over several treatments (typically, three injections over three to four months), gently and gradually replenishing volume in your face for a youthful difference that you’ll notice over time and with results that can last up to two years.*