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What is Sculptra® Made Of?

Are you starting to see lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror? Time isn’t always kind to our skin, and many of us don’t want the expense or downtime of a surgical facelift or other invasive treatment. That’s why many people are using dermal fillers like Sculptra® to smooth out wrinkles and rejuvenate their appearance with a simple, convenient treatment.

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is an injectable dermal filler that can restore facial volume and reduce lines and wrinkles. Though most commonly used on the face, Sculptra® can also rejuvenate thinning and wrinkling in the hands and can even be used to subtly lift and smooth the buttocks in a liquid butt lift.

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*individual results may vary.

What is Sculptra® Made Of?

Like other dermal fillers, Sculptra® is an injectable gel, but its unique formula offers longer-lasting benefits than many of its competitors. The active ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid or PLLA. This biocompatible synthetic material doesn’t just add volume but also stimulates new collagen production for long-term improvements.

How Does Sculptra® Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

As you age, your skin loses elasticity and firmness. This causes sagging and wrinkles, which are accentuated by volume loss. Dermal fillers, including Sculptra®, help restore this lost volume for a more youthful look and improved contour, which also smooths out wrinkles. 

But Sculptra® also takes it a step further. By stimulating collagen production, Sculptra® rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. Increased collagen leads to tighter, healthier skin with few lines and wrinkles.

A Sculptra® treatment is a simple procedure with a few strategic injections. Your Manhattan Aesthetics provider will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort, then mark the injection areas. The injection process takes just 15 minutes, but your appointment may take approximately an hour to allow the numbing cream to take effect.


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Sculptra® Benefits and Results

Sculptra® results aren’t quite as fast as other dermal fillers, but they develop gradually for a more natural look. Most patients need a series of three treatments spread over three to four months, and results will appear gradually over this period. Your Sculptra® results will then last two to three years, compared to HA fillers that typically last less than half that time.

Sculptra® is a versatile treatment with several applications. It is most commonly used to treat:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin lines and wrinkles
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollow temples
  • Forehead lines

Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra® Dermal Fillers?

With so many uses and benefits, Sculptra® is an ideal treatment for many patients. You may be a good candidate if you’re looking for a convenient, long-lasting treatment to combat signs of facial aging. Sculptra® can also be beneficial for restoring volume to aging hands or smoothing the buttocks and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Schedule a consultation at Manhattan Aesthetics to see if Sculptra® is right for you!


*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.