Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which fill lines, wrinkles, and folds, Sculptra is the original FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA) collagen stimulator that can improve skin glow, tightness, and jawline contour for up to 2 years.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps maintain your skin’s shape and structure. The skin needs collagen to resist signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. By age 40, most of us have lost up to 20% of our natural collagen.
Sculptra helps stimulate natural collagen production. The poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA) in Sculptra forms a framework that helps support and maintain the skin’s inner structure, which may lead to a more youthful-looking appearance.
Most people will benefit from 4-6 vials of sculptra over 3-4 months for a gradual improvement in skin elasticity and firmness. Dr. King recommends pairing Sculptra treatments with Sofwave for maximal lifting and tightening.
Stop fish oil, aspirin, and Ibuprofen 1 week before treatment. Please do not stop blood thinners and aspirin prescribed for a medical condition, but notify your provider which one you are taking.
Avoid alcohol the night before or exercise the morning before treatment to minimize bruising.
For other tips on minimizing bruising, please check out our Bruise Protocol.