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What Is Sculptra, and How Does It Work?

What Is Sculptra, and How Does It Work?

Dermal fillers offer a revolutionary, nonsurgical way to revitalize your look. You have many types to choose from. You may be familiar with hyaluronic acid containing fillers like Juvederm®, but these aren’t your only option. 

Sculptra® is a particularly unique filler that actually stimulates your own collagen, a tissue-building protein, to plump features by restoring skin structure and volume. 

Here at Skin Shop medSpa in Houston, Texas, Tiffany Su, MD, and our team of experienced aestheticians offer Sculptra to help you achieve long-lasting, natural results. Read on to learn more about Sculptra and how it can help you.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra, also known as Sculptra Aesthetic, is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment designed to combat the signs of aging by restoring lost volume and promoting collagen production. 

This FDA-cleared treatment is made up of a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. This compound has been used in medical treatments for decades.

Unlike other dermal fillers, which use a compound to immediately plump the skin, Sculptra stimulates your own collagen production to smooth lines and wrinkles and provide tissue volume. 

How does Sculptra work? 

Sculptra's primary mode of action is stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein that gives your skin its structure and firmness. 

As you age, natural collagen production declines, leading to sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles. Other factors, including sun exposure, diet, and pollution can hasten your loss of collagen. 

The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra acts as a scaffold for collagen growth, helping to restore lost volume and improve skin texture gradually. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that involve injecting a gel that provides immediate volume, Sculptra's effects are subtle and progressive. 

Your results develop over several weeks, gradually enhancing your appearance and providing a more natural look.

While the initial results may take several months to become apparent, they can last up to two years, making Sculptra one of the most durable nonsurgical options available.

How can Sculptra help improve my look?

Sculptra is a versatile treatment that we use to address various cosmetic concerns, including:

Sculptra is an innovative and effective treatment that offers a unique approach to facial rejuvenation. 

Sculptra is the ideal choice if you’re seeking a gradual transformation in the appearance of your skin. It's not a quick-fix injectable; instead, it works to enhance your look over time. Rest assured, the patience required is certainly rewarded with remarkable results.

Here at Skin Shop medSpa, we are dedicated to your aesthetic well-being. We offer some of the latest and most beneficial options to help you achieve your desired look. Sculptra's collagen-stimulating properties and long-lasting results make it a fantastic choice when you’re seeking a subtle, natural, and enduring transformation.

If you're considering Sculptra or have questions about this treatment, please don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team. Call us at the Skin Shop medSpa or use our website to schedule a consultation. We're here to help you rediscover your natural beauty and confidence.

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