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Sculptra®: A Poly-L-lactic Acid Facial Injection

Have you noticed your skin needs a little extra TLC? As we age, our body’s natural collagen levels decrease, and facial fat loss can make us appear older. By age 45, you'll have lost 25% of your collagen. Fortunately, there are safe and effective options to address these concerns.

Sculptra® is an FDA-approved dermal filler injection made with poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible substance that has been used by plastic surgeons and other doctors for dissolvable sutures and facial enhancement since 1999. When the gel-like treatment is injected under the skin, it is gradually and naturally absorbed by your body to rebuild lost collagen and fill out deep folds and wrinkles. This quick and simple cosmetic procedure from Skin Wellness Dermatology reduces the early signs of aging by smoothing and restoring fullness to the facial skin for a more youthful appearance.

To find out if Sculptra® injections are right for you, schedule a consultation at Skin Wellness Dermatology and discuss your goals with us!

Benefits of Sculptra®

Sculptra® can be used in areas of the face such as marionette lines, smile lines, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, jowls, and more. It can also be used in the hands, neck, chest, thighs, and buttocks.

Below are some of the many benefits of Sculptra® injections:

  • Restores facial volume
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Little to no downtime
  • Long-lasting, subtle, natural-looking results

What to Expect

For best results, Sculptra® treatments may require several sessions over a period of three to four months. Patience is key! However, once the final injection is complete, results can last for more than two years! Even after two years are up, most patients simply need one maintenance treatment per year, making Sculptra® one of the most cost-effective injectable treatments available. Side effects may include temporary numbness, swelling, and/or bruising at the injection site.

What Makes Sculptra® Unique?

Sculptra® is unique and unlike any other dermal filler on the market today. Other fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Voluma are composed of hyaluronic acid, and they’re typically only used to treat one area. Results are immediate, but they only last a few months.

Sculptra® is completely different from these traditional dermal fillers. It contains poly-L-lactic acid and it works by stimulating collagen production and creating longer-lasting fullness for natural yet noticeable results. By being placed back towards the hairline, Sculptra® affects the foundation of the face, restoring the underlying structure of the skin for a well-rested, fresh appearance. Think of it as a liquid facelift! 

Since it is a collagen stimulator, Sculptra® needs time to work its magic and produce volume, so the results will not be as immediate as with Botox®, Juvéderm, or other dermal fillers.

Reach Out Now to Get the Scoop on Sculptra® Dermal Fillers!

The aging process shouldn't make you shy away from the mirror. It's time to take pride in your reflection—and our cosmetic dermatology services can help.

Youthful-looking skin starts within. From our Homewood and Greystone offices, Skin Wellness Dermatology offers a variety of dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures for men and women in the Birmingham, AL area. Our certified dermatologists are here to listen to your concerns and offer the individualized level of care that empowers you to reach your cosmetic goals. Ask about our VIP Membership program for 10% off one Sculptra® treatment and over $4,000 in total savings!

Our friendly staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if Sculptra® is right for you. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call 205-839-6994.