Sculptra Injections Stimulate Collagen Production For Long-Lasting, Natural, Face Contour Fullness, Wrinkle & Line Reduction.

What are the benefits of Sculptra?


  • Results appear gradually and can last up to two years.
  • Stimulates the collagen production.
  • Natural-looking fullness. Unlike fillers that tend to concentrate in smaller areas. Sculptra acts in larger areas of the face creating more balanced volume.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved facial injectable treatment that helps restore facial volume and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, providing long-lasting results.

Sculptra is different from hyaluronic acid fillers because it helps treat an underlying cause of facial volume loss — the reduction of collagen. It works deep within the skin’s surface and is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body to help stimulate collagen production, reinforcing the skin’s inner structure.

Treatment Areas

Sculptra is a key to unlocking a more youthful-looking appearance because it helps restore facial volume to:

  • temples
  • cheeks
  • jawline
  • chin

and improve the look of:

  • the nasolabial folds (smile lines);
  • marionette lines;
  • pre-auricular wrinkles (the vertical wrinkles in front of the ears);
  • radial cheek folds (vertical wrinkles on the lower cheek);
  • chin wrinkles.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Collagen acts as the skin’s support structure and helps maintain skin’s shape. As we age, we lose collagen, and the skin’s inner structure is weakened, reducing its ability to maintain elasticity and moisture.

Sculptra® Aesthetic works deep within the skin’s surface and is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body to help stimulate collagen production, reinforcing the skin’s inner structure.

Sculptra Before & After Photos

After photos were taken between 24 and 27 weeks after first treatment.

Sculptra Treatment

How often are Sculptra treatments given and how many treatments are required?

We should see you at approximately 4-6 weeks after each treatment session to assess whether you need additional treatment. You may need two to four treatment sessions (typically three) to achieve the optimal correction possible.

What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?

We will answer all of your questions and ask about your medical history to determine if Sculptra injection is appropriate for you. Tell us about all the medicines you are taking, even over the counter medicines or treatments.

  • To prepare for an injection session, all make-up should be removed.
  • An injection grid will be decided for each facial wrinkle that is candidate for this treatment and the area to be injected will be cleaned with an antiseptic.
  • Sculptra will be injected in multiple small amounts into or under the skin using a fine needle in grid pattern.
  • After injection, the treated area should be massaged to distribute the product evenly.
  • An ice pack should be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling unless otherwise directed.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Sculptra is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems. Sculptra is injected in or under the facial skin through a small needle for correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.

You should not get Sculptra if you:
• Have severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis) or multiple severe allergies. Use of Sculptra may result in an allergic reaction.
• Are allergic to any ingredient of Sculptra: “poly-L-lactic acid” (PLLA), carboxymethylcellulose (USP) or non-pyrogenic mannitol (USP).
• Previously had or have risks factors for hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation.

Sculptra FAQs

Are skin tests needed before treatment with Sculptra?

No skin testing is required prior to use in immunocompetent people with skin that heals normally.

Are the results from Sculptra immediate?

No. Unlike other wrinkle fillers, Sculptra provides a gradual improvement of the depressed area over several weeks as the treatment effects occur. During the initial treatment session with Sculptra, a contour defect should be under-corrected, not fully-corrected or over-corrected.

It may seem that your treatment worked immediately because of swelling caused by injection and the water used to dilute Sculptra. This usually resolves in several hours to a few days and may cause the original wrinkle to reappear: you may look as you did before your treatment. Visible wrinkle correction results appear slowly. We should see you again in four or more weeks to decide if you need additional injections.

How long do Sculptra treatment effects last?

In a U.S. clinical study treatment results for some subjects lasted for up to 25 months after the last treatment session. However, the improvement depended on the severity of the nasolabial fold wrinkle (WAS score) that a subject had before treatment.

Do injections of Sculptra hurt?

As with any injection, to decrease pain during injection, a topical or a local anesthetic may be used when injecting Sculptra. In U.S. clinical study, subjects recorded pain in diaries: 71% of all treated patients reported some pain after first injection, 14% of subjects had moderate pain. Most pain resolved in less than 24 hours.

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?

Most patients are able to get back to their activities immediately following treatment.

When will I be able to apply make-up after treatment?

Make-up may be applied a few hours after treatment if there are no complications such as open wounds or bleeding.

Meet Our Board Certified Physician Assistant: Chelsea Zysek

Chelsea Zysek MS PA-C received her Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in 2012. She then attended PA school at Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where she gained experience in plastic and general surgery, as well as dermatology.

At The Aesthetic Centers, Chelsea assists Dr. Agha in surgery and performs procedures such as fillers, neuromodulators, Kybella, Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation, CoolSculpting and more. She has attended CoolSculpting University to gain the most up to date training. Click here to book a complimentary consultation with Chelsea.

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