Your Guide to the Sculptra, the Hottest Cosmetic Trend

If you’ve never before heard of dermal fillers, now is definitely the time to learn! Dermal fillers are worldwide cosmetic enhancement favorites because they safely and effectively rejuvenate the skin and strip away signs of aging. Each dermal filler works differently. Some use hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and fill in wrinkles, while others use a neurotoxin to paralyze muscles that contribute to wrinkles.

Sculptra is one of the newest dermal fillers available, but it’s distinctively different from its counterparts. This facial injectable works gradually in a series of treatments to achieve a subtly youthful appearance that can last more than two years.

What Does Sculptra Aesthetic Do?

Just like other dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm, Sculptra is a liquid solution injected into the face. But rather than providing immediate results that could potentially make the face look “over-stuffed” or dramatically altered, Sculptra gradually and subtly adds volume to the face to eliminate signs of aging. It brands itself as a long lasting solution rather than an overnight miracle.

Sculptra can fill hollow cheeks, soften harsh cheekbones, fill the nose to mouth and mouth to chin folds, and define the jawline. The extra volume lifts the face and significantly reduces wrinkles created by a loss of facial volume. But best of all, Sculptra works so gradually that the results look natural without giving you away.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is a synthetic of lactic acid, known as poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. Muscles generate lactic acid after exercise, and PLLA is made of molecules of lactic acid strung together. Since collagen is the key structural component to youthful and radiant skin, Sculptra works to replace lost collagen using the PLLA. About three injections over the period of a few months reinforce the skin’s structure to replace lost collagen for fuller, more natural facial volume.

How Long Does Sculptra Last?

Since Sculptra’s motto is that anti-aging should occur gradually, just like aging, it helps rejuvenate the skin over the span of a few months. Clinical trials ended at 25 months of use, at which point many patients still displayed visible results. Most people enjoy Sculptra for at least two years before they return for their next round.

Is Sculptra Safe?

Yes! It received its full FDA approval in the United States in 2009, opening it for cosmetic use, but it’s actually been used extensively in Europe since 1999. Since PLLA is absorbed naturally by the body, it’s safe and effective without posing risks.

This product is the anti-aging answer that you have been waiting for! If you’re interested in Sculptra and other dermal fillers and live near Naples, Florida, contact Dr. Kenneth Fields today by visiting us at

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