What is Sculptra Aesthetic And How Does It Work?

Sculptra Aesthetic in MD Beauty Spa in Scottsdale, AZ

Your face reveals how old you are, but sometimes it can make you look older than you are. As your skin’s volume depletes due to aging, it is more challenging to address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Many people’s self-esteem suffers due to their incapability to address signs of aging. Fortunately, Sculptra aesthetic treatment can reverse the effects of unwanted signs of aging. 

Sculptra is one of the most effective treatments for skin blemishes and reducing signs of aging. You can quickly regain your youth and enjoy natural aesthetic beauty by using this treatment. Skincare products claim to have the same effects, but their efficacy is entirely lacking.

If no skincare products were capable of reducing the effects of aging for you, consider Sculptra aesthetic treatment. But, before you try, we believe it is only reasonable to notify our clients about the treatment. So here’s a breakdown of the Sculptra aesthetic and how it works.

What Is Sculptra Aesthetic? 

Sculptra is a popular injectable treatment that has the potential to reverse the impacts of aging. It has been used in the United States for decades and has significantly improved skin elasticity, wrinkles, and overall skin tone. The FDA approved the aesthetic treatment in August 2004: it was initially approved for the correction or restoration of facial volume due to HIV, but it is now used as a substitute for fillers and other injectable treatments.

Not Just Any Injectable Treatment

People often compare Sculptra to dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are artificial substances that are injected into the skin’s dermis. They can be used to give patients who might have lost volume because of age or surgery a more youthful look and restore volume.

They come in different shapes and sizes based on their applications. Dermal filler for the lips, for example, is usually a little gel that an aesthetician injects into the lips with a syringe. The filler is then shaped to fit the natural shape of the lips to make them look fuller and more defined. The filler is then shaped to fit the lips’ natural contour to make them look fuller and more defined.

But Sculptra isn’t just like any other dermal filler. It is a treatment that uses injections to make a face look younger and more natural. This injectable treatment also has its benefits, such as being tailored to the tone, texture, and age of the person’s skin. By acquiring new collagen fibers, Sculptra can help eliminate wrinkles or acne scars and make the skin more elastic and hydrated.

How Sculptra Works

A biocompatible synthetic variation of lactic acid, poly-L-lactic acid is the active ingredient of Sculptra, administered via injection. This unique formulation is a little more long-lasting than natural lactic acid and collaborates with the processes that occur naturally in your body to reverse the effects of aging.

What Your Body Has To Do With Lactic Acid

Your body will produce lactic acid after an intense experience of physical activity. The presence of lactic acid in the body aids in the speed of the body’s recovery. 

On the other hand, if you engage in strenuous exercise, your muscles will be deprived of oxygen, which will cause a significant amount of lactic acid to be rerouted to those muscles to assist them in oxygenating. How your body reacts to lactic acid in the skin is connected to increased cellular turnover and the ability to develop natural collagen.

Synthesis Of Lactic Acid And Collagen

Injecting this synthetic lactic acid into the foundations of aging skin causes the body to produce more collagen. Keeping your skin smooth, full, and elastic is all thanks to collagen—the most abundant protein in your body. Dwindling collagen production decreases about 1% annually after the mid-20s; it’s one of the first things to suffer as we age.

The younger vigor of the skin starts to wane, and wrinkles can form when collagen production in the skin decreases. The lack of collagen production is also linked to a decrease in elastin production and a decrease in the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which contribute to the skin’s elasticity.

How Poly-L-Lactic Acid Affects Your Skin

One of the most potential advantages of this injectable treatment is how poly-L-lactic acid proteins interact with the internal systems of your skin to rebuild a youthful aesthetic appearance. Collagen production is boosted by this synthetic formula, which encourages your skin to produce its natural collagen. Likewise, since this synthetic lactic acid will remain in your skin for several months, your skin will continue to benefit from constant collagen production.

Sculptra Aesthetic Treatment Procedure

When you first arrive for a consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns about your appearance. We will show you how this injectable works and how long it will take for you to see the outcomes of your treatment. This Sculptra procedure does not necessitate any time off from work or other commitments. 

For those with skin conditions like fever blisters or cold sores, it is recommended that you cancel your appointment at least two weeks before your scheduled treatment time to avoid further discomfort.

Here are some details that you can expect for your upcoming consultation. 

  • Before Treatment: Even though you won’t have much to do before your treatment, you’ll still have to do some things to ensure a positive outcome. Patients should stop taking blood-thinning prescription medications about one to three days before the procedure.
  • After Treatment: There is no long-term recovery after treatment is finished. You can quickly return to your daily routine without any hassles. We recommend that patients avoid excessive heat, sweating, and sunlight for at least a week after treatment. If you need help washing your face or finding the best sleeping position while the treatment takes effect, we will let you know how to do it during the consultation. 

Results You Can Expect From Sculptra Aesthetic

There is no assurance that you will see the outcomes of your treatment right away. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, the treated areas don’t immediately fill with hyaluronic acid or another substance. To fill in the wrinkles, folds, and hollow spaces, poly-L-lactic acid acts as a bio activator by encouraging the skin to produce collagen.

Most patients notice a difference within a few weeks of their initial treatment. However, the final results of your treatment will take between four and nine months to emerge.


You can be comfortable knowing that the effects of Sculptra will work as designed now that you understand what it is and how it works. So, if you are interested in the treatment, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic, MD Beauty Spa. We also provide a variety of services to help with various skin concerns.

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