Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness. It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance. It lasts up to 25 months. Can be used in the face, buttocks, crepey arms, legs, hands, and chest, or as a cellulite treatment.


How many vials of Sculptra do you need for your face?

A general rule of thumb is to expect 1 vial of Sculptra per decade. So in the 40s, about 4 vials at 2 vials per treatment – that’s 2 treatment sessions; at 50, about 5 vials so 2 sessions with 2 vials and a 3rd session with 1 vial, etc.

How much does Sculptra injections cost?

The average cost of Sculptra is about $700 per vial treatment session, which is comparable to the costs of most other dermal fillers. Patients may need up to six sessions to achieve their goals. The cost for each injection depends on the provider chosen and the volume of Sculptra needed to treat the targeted area.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra will last 2-3 years once the series of treatments are completed. So while it is a bit more costly than H.A. fillers, patients often justify spending a little more for the time in which they can enjoy results.

What are possible side effects of treatment with Sculptra?

  • The most common side effects with Sculptra include injection site bleeding, tenderness, pain, redness, bruising or swelling.
  • One possible delayed side effect with Sculptra can be small bumps under the skin in the treated area.

Does Sculptra work for cellulite?

There are many treatments for cellulite, but Sculptra works differently. As Sculptra is absorbed, the PLLA microparticles help stimulate the body’s own collagen production, bringing a fullness that smoothes wrinkles and folds.

What are the benefits of Sculptra?

Benefits of Sculptra

  • It’s minimally-invasive and non-surgical
  • It enhances skin tone and texture & improves skin health
  • It boosts collagen growth
  • It offers subtle, more natural-looking results
  • The results are gradual
  • It offers long-lasting results

Can sculptra be used on lips?

Sculptra yields best results when used for deep-volumizing in areas that have thicker skin. These areas include the cheeks, temples, and jaw. Sculptra should not be used around the eyes or in the lips.

What is the difference between Juvederm and Sculptra?

Sculptra and Juvederm Voluma are now offering the longest lasting effects, for 2 years, but are very different from each other. Sculptra is in a class all its own as it is NOT a filler. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that is injected throughout the face.