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Sculptra

Sculptra

Sculptra services offered in New Canaan, CT

Collagen — the protein that provides skin support — fades with age, leading to wrinkles and sagging. With Sculptra® treatments at Rejive Medical Aesthetics, skilled nurse practitioner Stacey-Jo Murray, NP, can help you restore your skin’s underlying support framework to help you look younger and more refreshed for longer. Contact the New Canaan, Connecticut, office or schedule your appointment online today.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an injectable that works beneath your skin to help rebuild its underlying structure (the collagen network). It works in the middle and lower face to promote natural collagen growth. In the long term, this helps firm, smooth, and tighten those areas of your face. 

What areas does Sculptra treat?

Sculptra is FDA-approved for use in the bottom two-thirds of the face. So, it can be a good treatment option for:

 

  • Marionette lines: lines from the lip corners to the bottom of the chin 
  • Nasolabial lines: lines from the edges of the nose to the outside of the lips (smile lines)
  • Cheek thinning or sagging
  • Jawline sagging or lack of definition 

 

Sculptra isn’t for the lips or under the eyes; however, it might be used in some other areas based on your needs and treatment goals. 

How does Sculptra work?

Sculptra is classified as a dermal filler: A substance that gives you extra skin support from within the skin. Most dermal fillers work by adding a substance (hyaluronic acid) that stands in for your lost collagen. 

 

Sculptra is different because it actually works with your body to help you make your own filler instead of just replacing collagen. 

 

It’s made of poly-L-lactic acid, a collagen stimulator that triggers your body to start making its own new collagen to bring you back to your younger collagen production levels. 

When is the right time for Sculptra?

You lose about 1-1.5% of your body’s collagen annually in adulthood. The results of this are often noticeable by your 30s and 40s in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, skin sagging, and a general loss of facial fullness. 

 

If you’re starting to experience these changes and don’t like how they look, Sculptra could be a good treatment option to consider. 

When does Sculptra start working?

Sculptra starts working right away, but the new collagen growth takes a while to appear. You build new collagen over weeks and months, with final results occurring anywhere from three to six months after your treatment. 

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra results are generally quite long-lasting. About 95% of patients enjoy results lasting as long as two years. Improvements included enhanced skin tightness, fullness, and glow. 

 

Want to find out what Sculptra can do for your face? Call the Rejive Medical Aesthetics office or click online booking now.