Sculptra works on the same principle as other fillers, and is a key component of the TR3+ approach: revolumizing and recontouring the face for a naturally refreshed and more youthful look. As collagen in the face breaks down over time, accompanied by the loss of skin elasticity, parts of the face lose volume, giving a patient an older, slightly sunken appearance. Dermal filler injections fill the gaps left by lost collagen to give the face a fuller more youthful appearance. They erase lines by pushing up the dermis space beneath wrinkles and creases. Sculptra, however, differs in chemical composition. Using a biodegradable, biology inactive polymer, Sculptra behaves differently from hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator. With its use, there’s evidence that Sculptra works as a filler and stimulates the body’s production of new collagen. As Sculptra breaks down and is eliminated naturally from the body, new collagen is produced, which reduces the need for frequent filler injections.
Patients may see more gradual results compared with other fillers. However, the appearance of a treatment regime can last about 2 years.
While a doctor can order and inject dermal fillers, those who don’t specialize in anatomy of the face and dermal fillers do not have the best experience with Sculptra application. Every dermal filler product has different properties, and understanding which to use – and how to use it – requires specialization. For the best results, contacting aesthetic dermatology specialists like Dr. David and Dr. Jordana at The Herschthal Practice assures your best chances for effective treatment.
The most common side effects are minor bruising, swelling and redness. These usually dissipate in a few days. Most patients return to their day-to-day activiites shortly after treatment.