What is Sculptra® used for?
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. Sculptra® is the only completely non-surgical butt lift procedure currently in use. The treatment relies on safe, proven compounds that gently lift and augment the buttocks. This treatment is ideal for patients who prefer natural results that want to avoid the recovery time and potential complications posed by surgical buttock augmentation.
How long does Sculptra® last?
The long lasting results are just one of the many benefits this injectable cosmetic filler provides. Sculptra® has been known to last up to two years! The results of this treatment last longer because it stimulates your own cells to produce more collagen over time. To maintain consistent results, we do recommend coming in for a “top up” injection once per year. This will help to prevent any noticeable decrease in volume over time.
How does Sculptra® differ from other injectable cosmetic fillers?
Sculptra® differs in terms of the timeline in which you should expect to see results. Other cosmetic injections such as Juvederm and Botox provide immediate effects, coming into effect within 2 weeks or less. Sculptra® differs from these cosmetic injections because it works to promote the body’s natural production of collagen. This natural process is gradual and requires a longer wait period to see results. This slower process does come with multiple benefits though. It is appealing to many because it is less drastic and therefore less noticeable that the patient has had any work done at all. A gradual, multiple injection process allows the patient to not be shocked by any results and provides a seamless process which eliminates the signs of having work done.