According to Dr. Tanya Atagi, Sculptra Aesthetic is an excellent choice for providing patients with a younger look that is long-lasting and natural in appearance. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid which helps to replace lost collagen. Often shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds appear with aging as collagen is lost. By helping the body replace this collagen, Sculptra gradually restores a more youthful look. Poly-L-lactic acid, the main ingredient in Scupltra, is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Dr. Atagi says Sculptra Aesthetic is neither an “overnight miracle” nor a quick fix. While some injectables do work instantly, Sculptra achieves its long lasting benefit by repairing collagen gradually over time. Ultimately, the results should last up to two years and look very natural. A typical treatment cycle consists of an average of three injection sessions over a few months.
Since Sculptra Aesthetic works gradually over time, it is important that patients follow through on the entire series of treatments recommended by Dr. Atagi on consultation. She adds that patients will have a few simple to follow after-care steps which include short facial massages. While Sculptra requires more patience than some faster-acting injectables, patients can be rewarded with a more natural looking appearance that last for a much longer time, said Dr. Atagi.