As you may have heard, we recently introduced Sculptra to our repertoire of injectable treatments for facial rejuvenation. Sculptra is made up of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic form of lactic acid, and works deep under the layers of your skin, targeting the key areas responsible for collagen production. It’s one of the most effective collagen-building treatments currently available on the market. It’s best for individuals who are looking for overall skin rejuvenation as opposed to targeted volume loss.
Sculptra doesn’t work like typical hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers. It doesn’t fill in the way most fillers do, but rather stimulates the body into building collagen, meaning it’s a stimulatory filler, as opposed to one that adds volume. Dr. Goyal describes Sculptra as “liquid threads that we’re injecting into the face to help you build collagen over time.”
As a general rule of thumb we inject one syringe of Sculptra for every decade of your life, so if you’re 40 you’d typically receive a total of 4 syringes. At the same time, everyone is different, so this can vary from patient to patient and is best discussed during a complimentary consultation.
The catch with Sculptra is that all good things take time and, unlike some other injectable treatments, Sculptra results are not immediate. You sort of need to forget that you even had the treatment and give it time to work its magic, about 4-6 weeks. Ideally you’ll start producing collagen after the 6th to 8th week. After 2 treatments spaced approximately 8 weeks apart, when you reach the 6 month mark, you’ll really start to see an improvement in volume, and your skin will look youthful and firm.
So what’s this video all about? Well, after a thorough assessment, Dr. Goyal and Dr. Chbat determined that Dr. Lista, founder and medical director at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, would make the perfect Sculptra candidate. Sometimes the best way to learn about a treatment is to watch and see.
We figured that if Dr. Lista is down to try Sculptra, then it’s definitely a treatment worth looking into! Stay tuned as we take you along Dr. Lista’s progress over the next few months.