Sculptra® is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that is injected under the skin.
This stimulates the production of new collagen, which leads to more volume. Sunken areas of the face look young and fresh again, while the elasticity and density of the tissue and the firmness of the skin improve at the same time. The result lasts two to four years, sometimes even longer. After that, the result slowly recedes – depending on the influences of genes, environment and lifestyle. Even if the effect slowly disappears over the years, up to 50% of the result usually remains forever.?
Sculptra® is not a pure filling material with an immediate effect, such as hyaluronic acid or autologous fat, but a stimulant for the body’s own regeneration of collagen. For this reason, it takes some time (several months, usually two) before the end result is visible. Depending on the desired result, one to four, usually two, sessions are necessary until the perfect result is achieved. Sculptra® can do more than just fill wrinkles. By stimulating the build-up of the body’s own connective tissue, it is possible to give entire areas of the face back their youthful elasticity and lost contours (so-called “liquid lifting”). Excellent, long-lasting results are also achieved when treating deep wrinkles in the décolleté.?
How exactly does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® is injected into the deepest part of the dermis (dermis) or the uppermost layer of the subcutaneous layer (upper subcutis). In the first phase, the injected poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra®) causes an immediate filling of the volume defects and wrinkles due to the water contained in the solution. Within a few days, the water in the Sculptra® solution is reabsorbed by the body and the filling effect decreases again. Then the second phase of Sculptra®’s mechanism of action begins: the stimulation of the body’s own collagen production for the natural, long-lasting build-up of connective tissue and thus the balancing of wrinkles, contour changes and volume defects.
Sculptra® – Proven collagen neogenesis
The study proves the significant increase in collagen after 3 months: over 66% more collagen
Advantages and disadvantages?
In contrast to fillers, the lack of volume is not immediately compensated for by the injected material, but by the natural build-up of endogenous collagen, which takes a few weeks. The effect is therefore very natural and usually lasts two years, but according to our own experience it often lasts much longer – sometimes even forever. A disadvantage of Sculptra® is that only certain areas of the face such as large, deep wrinkles, sunken areas of the face, cheeks and temple regions can be sprayed, but not small, fine wrinkle lines. Sculptra® is also not suitable for filling in the lips or the eye area. In summary, Sculptra® is an optimal substance for long-lasting results on the face with deep wrinkles, sunken areas of the face and for the décolleté. In contrast to other fillers, however, it takes a little patience until the end result is achieved, which lasts for a very long time (years).
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