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What Is Sculptra Aesthetic And How Does It Work?

What Is Sculptra Aesthetic And How Does It Work

Untimely aging is a pet peeve that nobody desires, making us appear older than we are! Many methods can help prevent premature aging, but it may be challenging to eliminate it once it has ensued. Fortunately, the Sculptra aesthetic treatment enables you to overturn the signs of aging without going through much hassle!

Sculptra is one of the most effective treatments for skin imperfections and aging signs. This treatment lets you quickly reclaim your youthfulness and enjoy natural aesthetic beauty. Beauty products claim to have the same effects, but their effectiveness is questionable or somewhat lacking when addressing signs of aging. 

If no skincare products can reduce the effects of untimely aging for you, try the Sculptra aesthetic treatment. But, before you try, we believe it is only fitting to inform our clients about the treatment. The Sculptra aesthetic and how it works are explained here.

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a collagen biostimulator that is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to reverse the signs of untimely aging. It has been used for decades in the United States and has been shown to enhance the skin’s elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and improve and even out skin tone.

The FDA approved the aesthetic treatment in August 2004 for the correction or restoration of facial volume due to HIV. Still, it is used as a substitute for fillers and other injectable treatments.

More Than A Dermal Filler Treatment

While Sculptra is often referred to as a dermal filler, it can perform better than any typical dermal filler. Dermal fillers are synthetic compounds injected into the skin’s dermis. Patients who have lost volume due to aging or surgery can use them to restore volume and create a youthful appearance.

Depending on the application, they come in various shapes and sizes. Dermal filler for the lips, for example, is typically a tiny gel injected with a syringe into the lips by an aesthetician. The filler is then sculpted to fit the natural shape of the lips, giving them more definition and volume.

Sculptra, on the other hand, is a collagen biostimulator and a dermal filler. Its effects give you a more youthful and natural-looking appearance, nothing too exaggerated. This collagen biostimulator has several advantages over other dermal fillers, including the ability to be customized to a person’s skin tone, texture, and age. By stimulating new collagen production, Sculptra can help reduce wrinkles and acne scars while improving skin elasticity and hydration.


The fact that Sculptra is non-invasive is one of its best features. This means you won’t have to worry about having a medical operation performed or experiencing any severe side effects resulting from it.

Sculptra is also very affordable and comes in various packages to suit your specific needs. Anyone who wants to improve the aesthetic of their skin can use it. Of course, this is only applicable if the patient has no skin problems; if you do, consult your doctor first to see if you are eligible.

That sounds great, but don’t expect immediate results; it will take some time, but you will eventually notice the benefits. Patience pays off; as soon as you see the full results, you’ll notice how natural it is, with nothing too flashy that could be off-putting.

How It Works

The Sculptra aesthetic treatment is meticulously crafted to ensure that it produces the best possible results with the fewest possible side effects. You can see the results by trying the treatment yourself or looking at the before and after photos and thousands of online reviews.

Thousands of people have used Sculptra, so you’ll be able to find a lot of positive feedback quite easily. Many people have clearly benefited from the treatment, but you might be wondering, how does it work exactly? 

It’s In The Formula

Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid-based collagen biostimulator. It has been around for over ten years and is FDA approved.

The synthetic polymer poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is used to fill in the skin. It’s a biocompatible material that’s safe to use in dermatological situations. Cosmetic products containing this ingredient include serums, creams, lotions, and facial masks. Other dermal fillers brands based on PLLA are also available for dermal injection in regenerative therapies and other aesthetic procedures, but none are as natural as Sculptra.

While PLLA can be used on any part of the body, it is best for facial contours since it is less likely than other fillers to cause side effects. PLLA is non-toxic and safe. In addition to its safety, PLLA has advantages over other dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid and collagen.

How PLLA Works In Sculptra

Poly-L-lactic acid works by being assimilated by the body and then converting to lactic acid, which aids in tissue repair and healing. Anti-inflammatory properties of the substance help to relieve pain and swelling, ensuring that there are few side effects during treatment.

PLLA has also been shown to increase collagen production in the skin and reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, thanks to the injections that penetrate deep into the layers of your skin. It also aids in the removal of free radicals that can harm your cells.

Although many skin care products contain PLLA, they are ineffective because they are only applied on top of the skin layers. Sculptra, on the other hand, is injected deep into the skin layers, rejuvenating your skin from the inside out.

Collagen, The Secret To Your Skin’s Youthfulness

Collagen is a frequent buzzword in this blog, but what exactly is it? Collagen is a protein that serves as the framework for your skin. It is found in the inner layers of your skin, which is the protein that gives your skin strength and elasticity. However, premature aging can cause a decrease in their production.

Maintaining collagen levels is critical for keeping your skin healthy, youthful, and wrinkle-free. So, by reintroducing the proper amount of collagen into your system, we can naturally rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.


You can be confident that the effects of Sculptra will work as intended now that you understand what it is and how it works. So, if you’re interested in the procedure, don’t hesitate to contact Gig Harbor Aesthetics. We provide a variety of services to help with different skin issues.



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