Should I continue to get sculptra every couple weeks? Is there a point (after 3-5 treatments in the same area) when sculptra isn't going to help anymore? As in, the max amount of new collagen that could be created in the area by sculptra has already been reached? Also, the new collagen stimulated does eventually break down right? So sculptra must be continued every 2 years or so? Is this why radiesse and HA fillers are recommended over poly l lactic acid?
Sculptra: how long do results last, how many treatments are recommended?
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Sculptra and effectiveness
How many treatments and how long do results last for Sculptra?
Sculptra treatments are individualized to each patient. Some patients need more and some need less. The amount of Sculptra needed to treat a patient may vary as well as the number of treatment sessions needed to obtain the optimal result. For most people, once the final result has been achieved, the results can last for 2-4 years. Radiesse and HA fillers can give good results as well, but they last much shorter than Sculptra.
How many Sculptra treatments are recommended
In a recent study, patients having one to two Sculptra treatment sessions rated their correction as good to excellent 48% of the time. After three treatment sessions this percentage rose to 50%. After four treatment sessions this percentage rose to 67%. After five treatment sessions this percentage rose to 75%.
Sculptra is the only FDA-approved filler that will last up to twenty-five months. A recent study showed that the majority of cosmetic patients would choose duration over immediacy when considering an injectable filler treatment.