Sculptra® Aesthetic is poly-l-lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that can be injected under the skin to stimulate your own cells to produce collagen. As we age, we lose the collagen in our skin and skin becomes thinner which causes it to wrinkle and sag. Not only do our cells stop producing collagen but they actually start producing collagenase which breaks down collagen. Sculptra® Aesthetic stops the cells, called fibroblasts, from producing collagenase and stimulates them to start producing collagen again.This product truly reverses the aging process.
We can use Sculptra® Aesthetic to thicken the skin which improves facial appearance by restoring fullness back to the face. By strategically injecting Sculptra® Aesthetic high in the face (temples and cheeks) and in areas of the chin where there is wrinkling, a natural 'face lift' can be achieved. The best part is that the treatment lasts two years and longer in many patients. We have definitely seen that patients do not seem to age as quickly after treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic.