what happens during treatment?
Over time, collagen production in the body naturally decreases. Exposure to sunlight also decreases collagen production. Wrinkles are an early indication of reduced collagen production. Sculptra is injected deep into the skin and initially works by filling a wrinkle with small PLLA beads.
As the beads biodegrade, the body may produce new collagen in the treatment area. Sculptra is typically administered in a grid pattern using a fine needle. Patients receive multiple injections in a grid pattern to correct a wrinkle at the nasolabial fold or other facial wrinkles, where necessary. The specialist will determine where to inject the filler to deliver the best possible results. The number of injections and appointments a patient will need will vary depending on their age and other factors. Typically, patients will need three treatments over the course of a few months.