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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra dermal fillers are different than hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm. This unique dermal filler is made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) instead of hyaluronic acid. PLLA is a biostimulator that boosts collagen production to restore age-related volume loss and smooth deep facial wrinkles. Collagen and elastin are proteins in the skin that maintain its firm, elastic texture and youthful, glowing complexion.

As we age, collagen production slows down and the skin loses elasticity which results in sagging skin and wrinkles. This, coupled with facial fat loss, can also create a giant appearance with hollowed cheeks and/or temples. Sculptra dermal fillers combat these effects and slow down the aging process by restoring natural collagen production.


“Before meeting with Dana, I saw myself aging in the mirror despite feeling young inside. I had never had any type of aesthetic procedure done before and was very uncertain about doing anything. Dana immediately put me at ease and helped me define a treatment plan specifically designed for my needs. Within a few days the results were visible, and I was thrilled. I felt great both inside and out.”

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Who is a Candidate for Sculptra?

Since Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production, it is safe for most healthy adult men and women. The best candidates for Sculptra treatments in New York are men and women who want to increase facial fullness in their cheeks or fill in deep facial wrinkles like nasolabial folds that extend along the sides of the mouth, chin wrinkles, and other wrinkles. Dana may recommend those with a history of poor wound healing or hypertrophic scarring to consider alternative treatments.

Sculptra Treatment

Sculptra injections are quick and minimally painful. The Sculptra filler will be injected into the desired treatment area(s) discussed during your consultation with Dana. This only takes a few minutes. For the best results, patients typically receive three treatment sessions scheduled over the course of 3-4 months.

Recovery From Sculptra

There is virtually no downtime and recovery after Sculptra aesthetic treatment. Patients may experience minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort but this will improve within a couple of days. For 1-2 days, please avoid strenuous activity, direct heat, sun exposure, and sleeping directly on the injection site.

How Long Will Results Last After Sculptra Treatment?

Collagen growth takes time which means the results of your Sculptra treatment will gradually develop. Full results are usually seen after a few months. This natural-looking rejuvenation can last up to two years!

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If you want to restore facial volume and your youthful appearance, the Sculptra collagen stimulator is a great treatment option! Schedule a consultation today at Thrive Wellness and Aesthetics to learn more about how you can benefit from Sculptra in New York.