Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is unique amongst facial fillers. Whereas other dermal fillers work by putting a substance into the wrinkles and creases of the face to fill out the area, Sculptra gives it’s anti-aging effects by actually stimulating new collagen growth. Whilst the effects of Sculptra are not as quick as other wrinkle fillers, sometimes taking up to 6 months for the full effects to really show, it lasts up to 2 or more years, which can also make Sculptra more cost effective over time.
Another major benefit of using Sculptra is that the results will emerge gradually as it takes your body time to replace the collagen in the deep wrinkles and folds where it has been lost due to the aging process. This means there will be no sudden change in your appearance that will give away your secret, only you will know how you managed to reverse those tell-tale signs of aging.
Sculptra is mainly used to reduce the lines between the mouth and the nose (nasolabial folds or smile lines) the lines that bracket the mouth (marionette lines) and vertical wrinkles in the chin area and around the lips. A consultation with your specialist is recommended to see if Sculptra is right for you.