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Is Sculptra® Better Than Other Fillers?

Are you looking for a filler that can restore your youthful facial volume? Sculptra® is a unique dermal filler that triggers results that develop over time. This long-lasting filler has many advantages, but whether it is the best filler for you depends on many factors. 

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a type of dermal filler made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid. This material is injected into the skin, where it triggers new collagen development. This new collagen increases volume and definition while lifting and smoothing lines and wrinkles. It can be used in many areas of the face and is even used in areas like the buttocks.

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*individual results may vary.

Is Sculptra® Better Than Other Fillers?

While many people might list Sculptra® as their favorite filler, it is not right for everyone. Sculptra® is not for all facial concerns or individual needs. These factors will affect whether Sculptra® is better for your needs than other dermal fillers. 

What Sculptra® Treats

Sculptra® treats many areas, including:

  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Chin lines
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollow temples


It can also be used to provide a Sculptra® butt lift. It is the only dermal filler widely used for this purpose due to its natural-looking enhancement. Sculptra® is not designed for use as a lip filler or for use under the eyes. Other types of fillers, particularly hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane®, are designed for highly mobile and flexible areas like your lips. 

Sculptra® Pros and Cons


  • Lasts twice as long as most other fillers (two to three years)
  • Can be used in areas like the buttocks
  • Improves the appearance and condition of your skin
  • Provides a naturally youthful look



  • Full results can take several months to appear as new collagen forms
  • Not suitable for some areas

Other Filler Options

The most commonly used dermal filler material is hyaluronic acid. Filler brands that use this material include Belotero®, Restylane®, and Juvederm®. Fillers that use other materials include Radiesse®, which uses calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, and Bellafill®, which uses polymethyl methacrylate. This variety lets your expert injector choose the right ones for you.

Is There Any Downtime With Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is administered as a series of injections. You may have some minor redness, bruising, or swelling in the injection area that fades within a few days. You can return to your usual activities immediately. Because Sculptra® is injected more deeply than hyaluronic acid fillers, you may experience more noticeable effects, but they can be covered with makeup after a few hours. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?

Most healthy adults are good candidates for Sculptra®. Ideal candidates want to add natural-looking volume that outlasts most other fillers. You may not be a good candidate if you have had a reaction to this type of filler in the past. You may need to reschedule if you have an active skin condition or infection in the treatment area.


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about Sculptra®? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics in New York, New York, today. 


Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during regular business hours at (212) 960-8172.


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.