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What Is Sculptra Used For?


When we start experiencing aging, our bodies no longer have as much energy and vitality as they used to. The skin’s health starts to deteriorate, and we start seeing signs of aging, but you shouldn’t be afraid of it. Fortunately, you can now use modern aesthetic treatments that can help slow or reverse aging, such as the Sculptra treatment. 

Sculptra is one of the best options to fix skin blemishes and reduce certain signs of aging. With this treatment, you can easily recapture your youth and enjoy natural youthful beauty. Skincare products can only do so much to help, so if you want pronounced effectiveness, you need to try the Sculptra treatment. 

But before you should try out Sculptra, it would be ideal if you knew its intended purposes. That way, you can better understand how to take advantage of the treatment to maximize its effectiveness. 

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an innovative and versatile dermal filler brand designed to address various skin concerns related to aging in specific body areas. The dermal filler ha has been around since 1999, and the FDA first approved it back in 2004 for restoration following a localized loss of fat tissue for people with HIV.

The FDA then approved the treatment five years later for use in aesthetic treatments. Only a trained provider can administer the treatment. 

Better Than Most Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become one of the most widespread cosmetic treatments worldwide. Their simplicity makes them very popular; their ease of application for the provider doesn’t cause much discomfort to the client and is effective. Primarily, most dermal fillers are used to plump up the recessed areas of the skin caused by aging. 

You can identify most dermal filler brands by knowing their functions and how long they last. You can find many dermal fillers for specific purposes, but they all work similarly. 

While most dermal fillers are very similar, Sculptra treatment stands slightly different from the crowd. Typically, dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to enhance and rejuvenate the skin, but Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid. This acid is an FDA-approved biodegradable polymer, and it is used not just as a filler, but this same acid is also used in other medical applications. 

Won’t Hurt, And Is Non-Invasive

The idea of resorting to cosmetic procedures to achieve youthful aesthetic beauty is a thing of the past. There is no need to resort to methods that require going under the knife to complete beauty. Thanks to aesthetic treatments like Sculptra, you can embrace youthfulness as simple as a few injections. 

While results will take a while, they will not disappoint you. Sculptra will provide you with a natural youthful aesthetic—nothing too fake will happen. Imagine yourself in your younger years, when you weren’t affected by signs of aging—you can expect an appearance similar to that—however, nothing too drastic, of course. 

How Does It Work?

What makes Sculptra dermal filler different from the rest of the dermal fillers? Many people are quite satisfied by looking at reviews and before and after photos. Many people have benefited immensely from the Sculptra treatment, so what makes it different, and how does its difference result in a terrific job?

What’s In The Formula?

Sculptra dermal filler heavily relies on poly-L-lactic acid as the primary key ingredient in its formula. While there are still other ingredients in the mix, the poly-L-lactic acid does the heavy lifting.

Poly-L-lactic acid is an absorbable, biocompatible, semi-permanent formula that can gradually restore volume by stimulating collagen framework formation. As the acid degrades on your skin, its microparticles cause an inflammatory reaction that promotes a new construction of new fibrous connective tissue and neocollagenesis, replacing the lost volume due to aging. 

On top of that, the acid also increases the fibroblast activity on your skin, which is the activity responsible for healing wounds. As a result, it stimulates more collagen synthesis. 

Applications Of Sculptra

What sets Sculptra apart from other dermal fillers is thanks to its versatility. Other dermal fillers can only be used in specific areas, whereas Sculptra has different applications. Here are some of the following applications of Sculptra dermal filler:

Sculptra Face

Most dermal fillers will only work in specific areas on the face, but Sculptra can be used almost everywhere, and it can be used in the following areas:

  • Cheekbones and Cheeks
  • Areas of the Nose
  • Around the Mouth
  • Chin Area
  • Under-eye areas

Sculptra Neck

Sculptra can effectively volumize the skin in almost any area, including the neck. So if you want something to be worked on your neck, Sculptra has you covered. 

If you want jawlines to be somewhat changed, Sculptra is also a non-invasive option. The jawline treatment option is a common choice for those that have weak jawlines due to their bone structure. 

Another option you can take is working on your jowls. Sculptra can be used to treat the jowl areas by plumping the skin around and above, creating a smoother-looking jawline definition. 

Sculptra Body (Skin Tightening)

Another prominent feature of Sculptra is its skin tightening features, and areas that can benefit include but are not limited to the abdomen, chest, and arms. Sculptra can also reduce different severity levels of cellulite by increasing collagen production, allowing the skin to stretch, and making the skin’s surface even. 

Sculptra can effectively tighten the skin without resorting to surgical procedures, so it has a lower recovery time and doesn’t take much effort to apply. 

However, the treatment will only start to show two to three months after the procedure. You will also need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results and several more touch-ups every year to maintain results. 

Here are the following areas that Sculptra can effectively tighten:

  • The back of the arms
  • The forearms
  • Belly area
  • Inner thighs
  • The buttocks
  • Around the knees
  • Décolletage area


Sculptra is one of the most practical and versatile compared to other dermal fillers. Suppose you are interested in the treatment, contact and reach out to our clinic, The Skin Clinic. We offer services that ensure our patients achieve their aesthetic goals without much trouble. 

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