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Sculptra

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a proprietary poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) formulation and an FDA-approved dermal filler. The FDA approved Sculptra® for correcting shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles. 

Sculptra® is a unique filler that stimulates your body’s formation of natural ground substances and leads to restoring youthful fullness. Sculptra® reduces hollows and repairs loose, deflated skin. It contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLC), a synthetic form of lactic acid that is biocompatible with your body.

Sculptra® stimulates the body to synthesize new collagen and elastin to gradually restore structure, volume, firmness, and plumpness for a more youthful appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers which temporarily improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Sculptra® is a long-term anti-aging treatment that improves elasticity and volume in the target areas.

Sculptra® provides gradual improvement in volume and reduces deep wrinkles. Within a week, the skin begins to create new collagen, and after a series of 2-4 treatments, full results are seen. Periodic maintenance injections can help to retain the desired results.

Sculptra® results are natural because they stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Minimal side effects include bruising, pain at injection sites, and swelling and redness, which typically resolve within a few days to a week after injections.

Collagen is a protein found throughout your body and is a key structural component of youthful, smooth, and wrinkle-free skin. Elastin is a protein that depends on collagen to keep the skin firm and plump. As you age, collagen and elastin production decrease and suffer the effects of sun exposure, environmental pollution, smoking, and stress.

Beginning at approximately age 20, collagen and elastin degradation is faster than new collagen and elastin production. The skin’s tone and texture change, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. By age 50, there is about a 30% decrease in collagen and a reduction elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance that keeps the skin looking hydrated. The result is a loss of fullness, hollowed temples and cheeks, shallow and deep wrinkles, and folds, and jowling of the lower face.

  • Face: restores volume, tightening and lifting the skin, smoothing lines and creases, and improves facial symmetry
  • Jowls: adds volume in the cheek and jaw areas.
  • Temples: fill and volumize temple hollows
  • Jawline: tighten and restore the jawline for a clearer profile
  • Neck: enhance skin tone and texture to improve the appearance of neck and throat region.
  • Hands: fill hollows in the hands and soften the appearance of bulging veins and tendons.
  • Softens the appearance of cellulite.

Schedule a cosmetic dermatology appointment.

Schedule a cosmetic dermatology appointment to discuss your goals and the benefits of Sculptra®. Bliss Dermatology specializes in cosmetic dermatology and is led by board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michelle Pennie. Bliss Dermatology is regarded as one of the best cosmetic dermatology practices on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with offices in Venice and Englewood. Schedule a consultation today.

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Michelle Pennie, MD

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
  • Founder and Lead Dermatologist of Bliss Dermatology
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