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Sculptra

SCULPTRA Aesthetic is one of the first facial injectables that gives you subtle results over time, gradually replacing lost collagen along the way. It provides a more natural-looking appearance, without giving anything away about having had treatment. A full treatment of SCULPTRA Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years. So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be.

SCULPTRA Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.

How does SCULPTRA Aesthetic work?

SCULPTRA Aesthetic gradually replaces lost collagen.

Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. SCULPTRA Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.

SCULPTRA Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by one of Azura Medical Spa's trained technicians. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the visible effects of facial aging?

The visible effects of facial aging are the progressive changes you see when you look in the mirror – including loss of skin elasticity, sagging, forehead lines, frown lines, crow's-feet, smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines – the lines framing your mouth – as well as changes to the color and texture of the skin and loss of volume.

When does facial aging begin?

Facial aging usually begins in your 20s when the firmness of your skin begins to decrease. Wrinkles, blemishes, and sunspots may also start to appear, becoming more pronounced with age. Of course, changes vary from person to person.

What factors contribute to facial aging?

Facial aging is caused by both internal and external factors. Internal (or chronological) factors happen over time and are caused by genetics and the natural aging process. External (or environmental) factors are things in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, gravity, facial expressions, and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.

What is the role of collagen loss in facial aging?

Collagen is a fibrous protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin, and provides the foundation for the retention of elastin and hyaluronic acid. Elastin is an elastic protein that helps maintain shape, while hyaluronic acid cushions and lubricates to keep the skin moist. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid.

With age and environmental damage, collagen is lost, and as time goes on, the body's natural production decreases. The damage to the underlying structure of the skin reduces the skin's ability to maintain elasticity and retain moisture.