Is Sculptra Safe?

Posted on April 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to lift sunken cheeks or contour your jawline, Sculptra may be for you. This injectable filler adds volume to your face and also helps to define your jawline. It does this by restoring the youthful contours of your face by significantly increasing both volume and skin thickness. By restoring collagen to specific areas, this allows us to sculpt your face, correct hollows, fill wrinkles and folds, and highlight your natural contours. Before you opt for Sculptra, though, you should know whether it’s the best option for you.

What is Sculptra and what makes a good candidate?

Sculptra is a type of dermal filler that is made up of poly-L-lactic acid. It is a synthetic form of lactic acid, which is a substance that the body naturally produced during exercise. It’s also commonly used in dissolvable sutures in medical procedures. People typically get Sculptra to correct their contour deficiencies and wrinkles.

Aside from wanting wrinkle correction, there are other factors that can make you a good candidate for Sculptra:

  • Hollowness in the face
  • Loss of volume
  • Weight loss

There’s no magic age at which to get Sculptra treatments, so a consultation with your dermatologist can help you determine if it’s right for you.

How does it work?

Upon injection, Sculptra stimulates your body’s collagen production, which will allow the tissue to volumize over time. As time goes on, the poly-L-lactic acid is absorbed while your tissue begins to take its place. Keep in mind that the results are not immediate. This is because, once Sculptra is injected, it triggers the body to produce collagen which may take up to six months.

Is Sculptra safe?

Yes, Sculptra is safe as it’s basically a stimulant for collagen production. It was approved by the FDA in 2004. It’s also been proven to not contain any kind of animal products or human DNA. However, Sculptra is not recommended for people who have allergies to the ingredients. Be sure to check with your doctor first before thinking about getting Sculptra.

Benefits of Sculptra

Although results with Sculptra are gradual, these subtle changes continue to improve over time with repeat injections. Most patients will require a series of two to three treatments, equally spaced apart over a four- to six-week time span.

The gradual effects then build up over time, giving you a natural appearance. There is little to no downtime after treatment, and patients can return to normal activities immediately afterward.

Schedule a Consultation

Sculptra is an excellent option if you’re looking for a dermal filler that does more than just create volume. To begin discussing your options with Sculptra, contact our Chicago office by calling or filling out our online form.