How Do People Age with Sculptra?

How does the skin age over the years after sculptra?

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Sculptra and Aging

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Sculptra will not affect the normal aging process.  It cannot prevent you from aging.  What Sculptra does is build up collagen in those areas where you would gradually lose collagen through the a aging process.

Sculptra and Aging

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Because Sculptra relies on your own body to do the work, the aging process happens completely naturally, just more slowly. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Sculptra and aging

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Your skin will still age normally after Sculptra therapy. Scultpra will stimulate new collagen that often lasts 2 years this effect will not deter future aging effects.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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Ageing after sculptra injections

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As we age, we loose facial volume which leads to flattening of the cheeks, prominence of the creases around the mouth, flattening of the temples etc.  Sculptra stimulates the body to form collagen which adds volume to the injected sites.  This effect can last for up to two years before it dissipates.  The aging process continues at the same rate.

Joseph N. Togba, MD
Oakland Plastic Surgeon

Aging skin after Sculptra injections

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Your skin will continue to age relatively normally after your Sculptra treatment as Sculptra is injected deeply, below the skin. Wrinkle lines or folds are really just the first obvious visible signs of a slow progressive change taking place in all structures of the face. Sculptra is not injected directly into these wrinkle lines and folds, but rather into multiple areas of the face to treat the volume loss that leads to their appearance. This leads to the subtle and natural-looking results that are so often desired. Patients don’t want to look “done” but also don’t want to look “tired”. Seemingly small changes in shape, proportions, balance, and symmetry can have a surprisingly large effect on our perception of the aging face.


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Sculptra is ideal as you age

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Sculptra is not a filler in the typical space occupying sense. Rather, it is a biostimulator that "fills" by stimulating your own fibroblasts to produce collagen. It lasts for a few years until your natural aging process catches up with it. This makes it an ideal, natural looking product. Additionally, the collagen stimulation often improves the quality of the overlying skin -an additional bonus as you age.

Jacqueline Calkin, MD
Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon

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