Are you looking for a more “natural” injectable? You are in the right place! Sculptra® Aesthetic has been in the United States since 1999, but has recently gained more popularity throughout the Midwest. We are proud to offer this unique product in our Glen Carbon, IL office.
What is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable containing microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA helps replace the lost collagen in the skin and helps to stimulate gradual restoration of the collagen framework. Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique product that works to help stimulate collagen that has been lost over time and provides a natural and gradual result. Over our adult life we lose about 1% of our collagen yearly. So by the time we are 45 years old we have lost 25% of our natural collagen.
How does it work?
It starts off as a powder and sterile water and lidocaine is used to get the particles into a liquid form so it can be injected. Collagen is strong, flexible, and lies deep within the skin that provides both support and structure to the skin. As the collagen is replaced it provides a foundation to restore the look of fullness in the face.
Where can it be used?
Sculptra mimics bone, so it is commonly used in the framework of the face to provide support. It can be used in the following:
- Pre-Auricular Wrinkles
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Jaw line
Can Sculptra® Aesthetic be used with filler?
Absolutely! Depending on the treatment area, we may need to separate the treatments into 2 different appointments. Sculptra and filler truly compliment each other, but Sculptra can also shine independently for our patients that do not want filler.
How do I schedule?
A consultation with a spa provider is required prior to treatment for Sculptra. This allows us to be prepared for the exact amount of Sculptra needed as it varies per patient. This treatment starts at $600, but we will give you an exact quote in your consultation. To schedule, simply call or text 618-307-6233 or fill out this form and someone for our office will contact you.