Sculptra is one of the most effective facial fillers for patients desiring long-lasting and natural results. This facial filler encourages your body to produce new collagen fibers, thereby ensuring natural enhancements to your facial contours. You can opt for Sculptra treatments for cheek augmentation, jawline sculpting, or to soften your nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other facial wrinkles. The results last longer than most other dermal fillers.

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About Sculptra

Sculptra is a dermal filler made of a biocompatible component called poly-L-lactic acid. When injected into targeted facial areas, it fills out the wrinkles and creases while making your face look fuller and more voluminous. Besides giving your face an instant lift, it also encourages collagen production, which guarantees longer-lasting results.

Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and voluminous. The loss of collagen due to age is the primary reason for a sunken appearance with prominent wrinkles and fine lines. As such, by encouraging collagen production, Sculptra naturally fills out the treatment areas, making your cheeks look fuller and more youthful.

While you notice instant improvements in your facial contours, the true results appear gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. Some patients also opt for 2 to 3 sessions over several weeks to enhance the results.

Treatment Areas:

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Tear troughs
  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds


  • Non-surgical treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Concludes within 15 minutes
  • Encourages natural collagen production
  • Long-lasting results


Am I a suitable candidate for Sculptra?

You’re a suitable candidate for Sculptra if you’re at least 18 years of age and have realistic expectations from the procedure. Our cosmetic providers will carefully review your medical history, discuss your goals, examine your facial skin, and determine if you’re a viable candidate for Sculptra (or if you’d be better off with another injectable).

What happens during the Sculptra treatment?

Our cosmetic injector will cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel. The treatment areas will be marked to guide the injections. Finally, the cosmetic provider will select the appropriate Sculptra dose and inject it into the targeted facial tissues using ultrafine needles. The number of injections depends on your unique goals and concerns.

What are the side effects of Sculptra?

You may experience mild redness, swelling, irritation, itching, and bruising around the injection sites for a few days. However, these side effects are common for most injectables, and you can resume your daily activities and work immediately.

How many Sculptra sessions do I need?

Most patients need 2 to 3 Sculptra treatments for optimal results, but our cosmetic providers will determine the ideal frequency for you based on your unique goals.

How long do the Sculptra results last?

The results from your Sculptra treatment will gradually appear and improve over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. The final results will last for up to 2 years, following which you can get maintenance treatments.

Why Choose SkinScience Medical Aesthetics?

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa led and operated by women specializing in the latest injectable treatments. We believe all patients are unique, and your treatment should be based on your unique goals and expectations. As such, we personalize all treatments to address your unique needs, ensuring natural-looking results. Please schedule an appointment at our medical spa in Pleasant Hill, CA, for more information.


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