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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is comprised of Poly-L-Lactic (PLA), which is a synthetic polymer that works to correct superficial scars, wrinkles, and facial lipoatrophy.  It is a soft tissue dermal filler which helps contour the skin and fill in skin depressions.

How does Sculptra work?

The Sculptra treatment functions differently than other derma fillers by utilizing PLA, which stimulates the formation of new collagen (fibrous tissue) under the skin and adds volume over time.  Treatments may help to fill in depressions in the skin gradually, granting a more radiant and healthy look to the face. 

How many treatments of Sculptra are required for maximum results?

The number of Sculptra treatments required for maximum results is determined on a case-by-case basis between the patient and the physician. Typically, a series of three to five treatments over a period of two to six months are required in order to see the maximum results of the Sculptra treatment program.

What are the benefits of Sculptra treatments?

The benefits of the Sculptra treatment program include virtually no down time and only a fractional amount of bruising and swelling which may occur over the period of a few days.

What is the general cost of each Sculptra treatment?

The cost of the Sculptra treatment program is determined by location, the skill level of the physician and the needs of the patient. Typically, the cost of Sculptra is $450-$500 per injection.

Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

By Anti-Aging Staff
Updated: November 21, 2008

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