How long is Sculptra active?

Why do doctors say Sculptra remains active in the body for 6 to 12 months when inflammation can be a problem for years. Isn't the inflammation caused by the Sculptra particles?

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Sculptra is a long-lasting injection

Sculptra is a wonderful long-lasting injection.  Sculptra allows the body to produce its own collagen.  The effects of Sculptra generally lasts up to two years.  With any injection please find a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in facial injections.

Sculptra

Sculptra is poly L lactic acid.Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for more than 2 years, although results vary.

It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time. The result? Sculptra Aesthetic is different because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance that MAY last for more than 2 years.

George C. Peck, Jr, MD
West Orange Plastic Surgeon
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