Sculptra is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure developed to improve skin concerns commonly associated with aging: nasolabial folds, marionette lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and fine lines. Those with cellulite dimples may also benefit from a Sculptra skin treatment. Target areas include the face, neck, chest, and the butt area (for cellulite dimples).
How does it work?
A Sculptra skin treatment involves injecting poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic material that has the ability to stimulate the body to produce collagen. The synthetic material is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, reaching those layers that will produce the best results.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that provides support to the skin’s structure, giving it its suppleness and elasticity (together with another naturally occurring component in the body, elastin). When new collagen is produced, the skin is strengthened and rejuvenated, making it look healthier and younger compared to how it was prior to treatment.