If you are concerned with hollowness and/or loss of volume due to aging, weight loss, etc., you’re most likely a candidate for Sculptra. Sculptra is an injectable liquid made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid. It’s the synthetic form of lactic acid, which your body produces naturally following exercise. Sculptra acts as a bio-activator and extremely powerful collagen stimulator. It stimulates your own collagen, allowing tissue to volumize gradually. Over time, the Poly-L-Lactic Acid dissipates as your own tissue takes its place. Since the product triggers your body to build its own collagen, results are not immediate and can take anywhere from 4-6 months.
Sculptra can not only be injected in the face, but is also an excellent choice for the chest, arms, knees – anywhere you body is showing signs of lost volume and crepe, loose skin.
The general rule for Sculptra is one vial per decade of age. There are exceptions to this rule depending upon volume loss. 2 vials are injected per treatment so patient should expect to come in every 6 weeks until your treatment is complete. Results generally take 4-6 months, depending upon a variety of factors, like volume loss ang age. However, you will continue to see changes through the 9th month. Once your series of treatments are completed, Sculptra will last 2-3 years!