Comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® is unique among dermal fillers in that it can bring patients relief from moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines for up to two full years. We’re proud to offer this exciting injectable treatment at Joseph Russo, M.D.
Located near Boston, Massachusetts, the practice of Joseph Russo, M.D. is dedicated to providing all of our patients with personalized treatments that can best help them reach their aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What is Sculptra®?
FDA-approved in 2009, Sculptra® is one of the most effective dermal fillers on the market today when it comes to the long lasting correction of shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. After a series of treatments, this injectable brings patients wrinkle correction that can last more than two years.
Sculptra® can be used to treat many of the most common signs of aging, including:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Hollow cheeks
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin texture
How Does it Work?
Over a series of three treatments, Sculptra® gradually fills in fine lines and wrinkles by replacing collagen lost over time with newer, stronger structural proteins. This injectable is made with poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA. When injected into the deep dermis, PLLA causes the skin to raise and lift, providing immediate wrinkle correction.
Over time, the microparticles of PLLA begin to replace collagen within the skin, reinforcing its overall structure. This makes the skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful looking. As time passes, this collagen framework becomes stronger and stronger, sustaining the original results of the injections for as long as two years.
What are the Benefits of Sculptra®?
Unlike many other dermal fillers that require periodic injectable treatments to see sustained results, Sculptra® brings changes that can last for years after just a few injection sessions. Because the wrinkle correction brought by Sculptra® is largely due to an increase in collagen production, the results of this procedure are both beautiful and natural-looking.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Patients looking for an effective injectable treatment that doesn’t feature the pain and downtime that comes with surgical procedures may want to consider undergoing a series of Sculptra® injections. Potential candidates must be in good health, have a thorough understanding of the Sculptra® treatment process, and have realistic expectations about the results of their treatment.
Interested in undergoing Sculptra® injections? Don’t hesitate — contact Joseph Russo, M.D. today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your aesthetic goals.