Restore lost volume for more youthful-looking skin.
This age-defying injectable stimulates natural collagen production over time to smooth, firm and rejuvenate the skin.
Why It’s Special:
Restores age-related volume loss in areas like the cheeks, temples and chin
Continues to stimulate collagen long after injections are over — results can last up to two years!
Gradually improves skin laxity and texture for naturally younger-looking skin
Frequency of Treatment
For Sculptra injections, every 4-6 weeks; 2-4 treatments are recommended for best results. For microneedling with Sculptra, every 4-6 weeks; 3-4 treatments are recommended for best results.
Injections: $900 per vial Microneedling: $600 for one area; $200 per additional area
Here’s our plan:
We’ll discuss your areas of concern and decide whether injections or microneedling are best for you.
We’ll apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you’re comfortable for your treatment.
We’ll use a very fine needle to inject your Sculptra or use our microneedling device to create tiny micro-wounds. You’ll get a nice facial massage either way, which helps ensure the Sculptra is distributed evenly!
Results often start to appear 6-8 weeks after initial injections and will continue to produce for the first year after injections. (The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your age and extent of collagen loss, too.)
Sculptra is an injectable treatment used to restore lost volume. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible substance that helps stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in increased volume over time.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra can be injected directly or used with microneedling. Once beneath the skin, the PLLA particles start stimulating collagen — a protein that provides structural support to the skin. Gradually, this increased collagen production improves skin laxity, texture, firmness and volume.
What areas can be treated with Sculptra?
Sculptra is used to treat areas of the face with lost volume, including the temples, preauricular area, cheeks, chin, jawline, neck and chest.
How many Sculptra treatments do I need?
The number of treatments can vary depending on your skin’s needs, but we typically recommend 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results.
Are the results permanent?
No — but they can last up to two years!
Are there any side effects with Sculptra?
Like all cosmetic treatments, Sculptra has a few potential side effects. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, bruising or mild discomfort at the injection site, but these typically go away within a few days.
Is Sculptra safe for everyone?
While safe for most people, it’s not safe for those with certain allergies or medical conditions and those who are pregnant. If you’re breastfeeding, you should get approval from your pediatrician first. Please let your provider know if you have any history of autoimmune disease, too.
How long does it take to see results?
Sculptra works by stimulating collagen, and that collagen needs time to build! You’ll start seeing volume increase gradually (6-8 weeks after initial injections), and you’ll continue to see results the first year after injections.
Can I get Sculptra with other treatments?
Yes! You can stack Sculptra with filler, Botox, microneedling and more. Combining treatments can help you see even greater results. Talk to your provider about which treatment combos might be good for your skin.
Neck + chest
Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event. Redness, swelling and bruising may be apparent in that time period.
It is recommended to discontinue the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. All of these factors may increase risk of bruising and swelling.
Starting Arnica supplements at least 2 days prior to injections may help with bruising.
Let your provider know if you have any history of autoimmune disease.
Let your provider know if you have a history of cold sores. An antiviral may be prescribed.
You may not have an active rash in the area being treated.
Avoidance of IPL/BBL, laser procedures and waxing for the past 7 days is required.
You may not be pregnant. If breastfeeding, it is required that you receive approval from your pediatrician.
Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to 14 days).
Use Tylenol for any soreness.
Massage the treated area(s) 5 times a day for about 5 minutes for 5 days after treatment.
Avoid makeup for 12 hours.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid extensive sun or heat and extreme cold for 72 hours.
If you have swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour if instructed to do so by your provider.
Sleep face-up and slightly elevated. This will also help with swelling.